Our School

Welcome to San Simon School, where we strive to provide all of our children the world-class education they deserve! At San Simon School, we make every effort to tailor instruction to every student's needs so they will experience success and achieve their personal goals. San Simon School is a place of learning for K–8 students residing in the western portion of the Tohono O’odham Nation. 

We recognize that education begins in the home and look to our elders and families to support us in educating the rising generation. Under the direction of the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) and the Tohono O’odham Nation, we seek to provide a quality education while also transmitting, respecting, and celebrating our cultural identity.

Our Mission

We understand that all students come to San Simon School with different skills. We will use information about each student to guide decisions on a program of instruction to assist each student at San Simon School in improving academic achievement.

Bureau of Indian Education

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) works with tribal leaders to provide educational opportunities suited for each tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being. Further, the BIE considers the “whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.”

Child Find

Tohono O’odham BIE Schools seek to identify every child from 0 to age 21 living within the boundaries of the Tohono O’odham BIE Schools who have developmental delays or may need special education. 

If you have a child or know of a child who you think may have developmental delays or special needs, contact the special education coordinator at (520) 361-3511.


Tohono O’odham BIE schools are accredited by the North Central Association, a member of Cognia.