Welcome to HZIS Foundation
For more than a decade, families have enrolled their children in Zarrow International School with a long-term goal in mind: producing a bilingual child in six years. It’s an amazing program and continues to be one of the most coveted educational experiences in Tulsa.
The school has expanded to accommodate increased demand, and this tremendous opportunity is afforded to 90 new kids every year from all over the Tulsa school district.
A few years ago, major state funding cuts affected teacher staffing at Zarrow. Concerned parents stepped in via the PTA and Foundation to bridge the gap by allocating funds for teacher salaries, ensuring that a native-speaking para remained in every classroom. Sadly, the gap continues to widen, and the outlook for state funding and teacher retention is bleak.
The Foundation’s primary mission is to maintain appropriate staffing levels in all grades, allowing our immersion program to thrive. We provide support by fundraising for assistant teacher (para) salaries and need-based scholarships for fifth-graders at Zarrow who want to participate in the exchange programs with Spain and Costa Rica.
Foundation is classified as a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible.