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.
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley once again has ranked among the best high schools in America. Niche released its 2021 Best High Schools Rankings and we are excited to share that BASIS Independent Silicon Valley ranked as the #1 best high school for STEM in California, and #2 in America for STEM.
This is the second consecutive year that BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has earned the #1 Best High School in California for STEM ranking and first for its #2 in America for STEM ranking. Continue reading “BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Tops National Rankings Again!”
New Chelsea Upper School Campus and Downtown Brooklyn Lower School Campus Slated to Open Fall 2021
BASIS Independent Schools, the world-acclaimed network of private schools, announced the expansion of BASIS Independent Manhattan to include a new Upper School campus in Chelsea that will house their growing High School Program. Meanwhile, BASIS Independent Brooklyn will expand to a separate Lower School Campus at the City Point complex in Downtown Brooklyn due to increased enrollment. Both new campuses will open in fall 2021, and applications for the 2021-2022 school year were recently launched. Continue reading “BASIS Independent Schools Expand to Four Campuses in New York City”
On Friday, August 14th BASIS Independent Silicon Valley welcomed students in person via a socially distanced Back to School Parade. It was HOT, with it topping over 100 degrees in the afternoon. While a heatwave definitely made things interesting for everyone, it was all worth it to see the students. Enjoy some photos of the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley teachers and staff. We can’t wait to get back to school with everyone, but for now, fun days like this help get us through. Go Bobcats! Continue reading “Back to School Parade”
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”
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”
In the second part of our two part series on working at BASIS Independent Schools, we dive deeper into the work culture and what makes a career with us unique. Take a look at Part 1 for information about our schools and what we look for in teachers. Continue reading “What’s It Like to Work Here? Pt. 2”
Everyone remembers that one teacher…
…the one that left such a distinct impression that you actually started to call English your favorite class even when you’ve always been a “math” person. To paraphrase BASIS Independent Brooklyn French Subject Expert Teacher Mr. Mandeville, at BASIS Independent Schools, all teachers are that one teacher–each one forges a true connection between their students and the lessons being taught, instilling in them an avid love for their subject. Good luck asking one of our students what their favorite class is. They either tell you, enthusiastically, “all of them!” or, “it changes each year!” Continue reading “What’s It Like to Work Here? Pt. 1”
How We Got Here
Six years ago BASIS Independent Schools began with a vision: to use the proven and time-tested BASIS Curriculum as the foundation and core for a network of private schools to be established across the country. Today, we are very proud to have nearly 3,000 students in Pre-Kindergarten – 12th grade across six campuses in New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the DC Metro Area. Continue reading “BASIS Independent Schools: Who We Are”