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IST’s campus at 1701 East Seneca Street is close to downtown Tucson, handy to nearby parks and sports facilities and within easy reach of many of the city’s museums, galleries and other amenities essential to our Field Trips and Visits programmes. We are also within easy walking and biking distance of the University of Arizona (we are about five blocks north of the University Medical Center / Diamond Children's Hospital). Parents have been known to leave their car in our carpark and to cycle or skateboard to class! .
The area surrounding IST is residential. We are two blocks from Campbell Avenue, a major north-south arterial road without actually being on it, adding further to the safety and comfort of our students. We are about a kilometre north of the Campbell/Speedway gateway to the University of Arizona and about a kilometre from the I-10, Tucson's major freeway. Tucson's Sun-Tran bus routes #9 (from Downtown) and #15 pass by to the east.
IST moved into the former Jefferson Park School at New Years 2012. Our main building, built in 1944/1945, offers 10 large bright classrooms, a library / resource centre and an assembly / events hall. A gym/multi-purpose building with several additional rooms was more recently added. An enclosed courtyard includes an outdoor stage; we also have a small sports-field and a number of different play-spaces including an outdoor basketball court.
Please click here for details on how to find us. If you prefer to use GPS, please be advised that (a) UA / UMC expansion has led to many former neighbourhood streets being closed and (b) the Grant Road widening will lead to street closures and access changes. Please access the school from Campbell Avenue and avoid driving through the neighbourhood; we strongly suggest that you follow this traffic-flow route for ease and safety.
Parking is available on the school campus with access from the North Martin Avenue / East Hampton Street intersection. On-street parking is available, however visitors are warned to follow parking codes as "Parkwise" does patrol the area. Please do not park in the controlled areas, on a red kerb, near a driveway or alley, in an alley or near an intersection.
Please click here for updates on IST's attempts to reduce its ecological footprint.
Please click here for information on single-family homes for rent / sale within a 15-minute walk / 5-minute cycle of IST. IST is in the Jefferson Park Neighbourhood, next to Catalina Vista, to the west-north-west of Blenman Elm and the north-west of Sam Hughes.
IST was formerly located at 1730 North First Avenue (and 711 East Lester Street, 715 East Lester Street, 720 East Lester Street, 730 East Lester Street, 705 East Elm Street) which lives on in some online listings.