Our School

Indian Oasis Elementary Intermediate School, a Title I school serving the Tohono O’odham Nation in Sells, Arizona, empowers its students for life success. We partner with families and our community to teach the skills and knowledge necessary for our students to compete in a global market while retaining their traditional values and unique culture, and continuing the legacy of the Nation.

At Indian Oasis Elementary Intermediate School, we believe everyone has a right to a safe learning environment. We believe we should take pride in our words, our actions, and our culture. We believe we should act responsibly in every way to ensure a positive environment for everyone. We believe respect for ourselves and for others should be woven into the fabric of our lives. We are Tohono STARs!

STAR - Safe learning environment. Take pride in our words, our actions, and our culture. Act responsibly. Respect for ourselves and for others.

Mission Statement

We empower our children to have a strong cultural identity to conquer challenges in their journey of life.

Vision Statement

Success; No Less!

Purpose Statement

We teach with love to inspire, motivate, empower, and expand all students' present and future capacity to lead and make a difference on the Tohono O'odham Nation and beyond.

Core Values Statement

We value:

  • Caring
  • Innovation
  • Self-awareness
  • Cultural Responsiveness
  • Responsible Decision Making