Fifth Grade: The Foundation of Specialization

Fifth grade marks a transitional year for students at BASIS Independent Schools. Not only are they exercising more autonomy, as they no longer have the Learning Expert Teacher with them all day, but they are beginning intensive studies in new subjects such as Classics and Latin.

What does fifth grade look like for students and teachers? We asked students and teachers at BASIS Independent Fremont to find out! Continue reading “Fifth Grade: The Foundation of Specialization”

Defining Support: Teacher Mentors

There is a quote posted on the refrigerator in the staff lounge at BASIS Independent Manhattan from Todd Whitaker. It reads: “The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day.”

Our dedicated and passionate teachers are a cornerstone of every BASIS Independent Schools‘ success. We are thrilled to have a Teacher Mentor program where the focus is not only to have a faculty that supports our students, but also a faculty that feels supported.

In this post, we will introduce you to a few of our Teacher Mentors at BASIS Independent Manhattan, explain what they do, and how their contributions are making an impact on a daily basis. Continue reading “Defining Support: Teacher Mentors”

Dean of Students: Finding Support & Joy in Learning

During this time of distance learning, parents of younger students are navigating a learning environment where the lines between school and home are blurred. Considering the circumstances, students and parents need extra support, and finding joy in learning is more important than ever. We spoke with our Dean of Students (PreK – Grade 2) at BASIS Independent Manhattan, Ms. Becky Hodges, to discuss how we accomplish this no matter where we are. Continue reading “Dean of Students: Finding Support & Joy in Learning”

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