The 2022 Niche school rankings are in, and BASIS Independent Schools continue to soar! Since first established, the BASIS Independent Schools network has grown to six campuses–three of which have graduating classes–in locations across New York, Northern Virginia, the Bay Area, and the greater Seattle area. Just over five years later, campuses across our network have achieved impressive national recognition. Continue reading “BASIS Independent Schools Top National Rankings by Niche”
New BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School Campus is coming in Fall 2022!
BASIS Independent Schools is excited to announce the expansion of BASIS Independent Silicon Valley to include a new Lower School campus in Sunnyvale, where we will open our highly anticipated Lower School Program. The new campus will open in fall 2022, and will be located at 1500 Partridge Avenue in Sunnyvale. Continue reading “New BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School Campus”
Teacher Appreciation Week is observed by many schools across the country during the week of May 3 – 7. Across our network of schools, we wanted to show our teachers (and other school staff members) our appreciation and gratitude for everything they do to make our schools the outstanding educational communities they are. Continue reading “Teacher Appreciation Week at BASIS Independent Schools”
We honor the BASIS Independent Brooklyn Class of 2021 and celebrate news of their college acceptances to date. A majority of our graduating students started with us in middle school, and they had a strong foundation from which to rise to the academic challenges presented in our high school program. Seniors began their last year virtually during a pandemic, and just this month the option of the COVID-19 vaccine was opened to them. This change hopefully marks a turning point that will permit them to experience campus life this fall. We look ahead to their bright future, confident in their preparation to be a force of positive change in our world. Continue reading “BASIS Independent Brooklyn Class of 2021 College Acceptances”
BASIS Independent Manhattan’s expansion to include an Upper School Campus will open in fall 2021 in Chelsea (556 W. 22nd St.) and will serve grades 6 – 12. The Upper School campus, specifically, is a harmonious dichotomy of a historic and modern facility with an established yet innovative approach. This can be seen in the exterior and interior renderings shared below, as well as understood through an introduction to the leadership and culture that is being built. Continue reading “BASIS Independent Manhattan’s New Upper School Campus”
As Head of the Lower School, Ms. Shari D. Cameron proudly leads BASIS Independent Brooklyn’s expansion to a brand new Pre-K through grade 2 campus in Downtown Brooklyn. Starting in fall, the new 62,000 square foot Lower School campus will serve our youngest scholars. When the doors open at City Point (413 Albee Square West), Ms. Cameron will be right there with her hand-picked team of faculty and staff warmly greeting each student and family. Continue reading “Meet the Head of School for BASIS Independent Brooklyn’s New Lower School Campus”
Every BASIS Independent School aims to bring together educators who are knowledgeable, driven, and believe that with the right support and encouragement, any child can excel. As part of our teacher profile series, we wanted to feature someone who exemplifies that approach. Mr. Festo is one of our fourth grade Learning Expert Teachers (LETs) at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. He leads students through what we call a “bridge year”–a time focused on growing student independence and building the skills to make connections organically. Continue reading “Teacher Spotlight: Michael Festo, Learning Expert Teacher”
BASIS Independent Brooklyn is coming to Downton Brooklyn! In fall 2021, a new 62,000 square-foot Lower School Campus will open at City Point (138 Willoughby Street). The new campus offers the opportunity to customize a modern, large space to the needs of Early Learning and early Primary students in Pre-K through Grade 2. After Grade 3, students would then step up to the original 100,000+ square-foot Red Hook campus.
One of the defining elements of our Primary Program is our Symbiotic Classroom, an elementary classroom teaching model that pairs a Subject Expert Teacher with a Learning Expert Teacher for every core discipline. Continue reading “The SET/LET Relationship: The Symbiotic Classroom Experience”
For students not yet old enough for Kindergarten, the Transitional Kindergarten at BASIS Independent Fremont provides a unique program that creates a strong foundation for learning at a young age. But what makes this program work? The wonderful teachers, of course! Read on for insights from the current BASIS Independent Fremont Transitional Kindergarten teachers to discover why they love working with our youngest learners. Continue reading “Transitional Kindergarten: Foundation for Flourishing”