BASIS Independent Schools is redefining education in New York City. Positioned in two prime locations, Red Hook, Brooklyn (Preschool–Grade 12) and its newest campus on the Upper West Side in Manhattan (PreK–grade 8), BASIS Independent Schools has certainly garnered the attention of families around the city.
In the short time since opening in 2013, BASIS Independent Brooklyn has grown to a population of over 800 students and has received great recognition already, particularly within their impressive (and growing) selection of over 50 extracurricular offerings. They not only cheered their girls’ volleyball team to a regional win this past year, but they experienced major wins in MATHCOUNTS, the National Latin and Spanish exams, and the Scholastic Arts Competition, just to name a few. The Brooklyn school has filled so quickly this admissions season that only a few select seats are left for the 2018–19 school year.
Here are a few more reasons why you shouldn’t miss your opportunity to check them out:
They are history-makers in motion.
BASIS Curriculum Schools co-founders Dr. Michael and Olga Block sought to revolutionize the K-12 experience in the U.S. by taking a blend of the top progressive and traditional education practices from around the globe and putting them in one program. Their mission is to raise the standards of student learning to the highest international levels, and to create a learning environment where curiosity is celebrated and students actively seek answers and participate in their learning. Since their programs first became eligible for national rankings, they’ve been ranked among the top high schools in the country.
Their advanced, well-rounded curriculum lays the foundations for high-level learning.
The BASIS Curriculum, inspired by global best practices and honed for nearly 20 years, offers students an impressive array of classes in both the core disciplines and electives, including
Engineering and Mandarin starting as young as PreK, all three sciences in the middle school grades, and conceptual courses like Logic. The curriculum is built to give students the opportunity to discover, to inquire, and most of all, to love learning.
Their teachers are real experts and invested mentors.
BASIS Independent Schools teachers are some of the most passionate educators around. Subject Expert Teachers, named as such due to their advanced degrees or expertise in a particular discipline, lead content delivery and, in the primary grades, work alongside Learning Expert Teachers who are experts in pedagogy. Together this two-teacher unit monitors students’ individual needs, skills, challenges, victories, all while providing academic, social, and emotional support. This culminates in a trusting student-teacher bond that not only curates the learning experience, but also encourages student mastery.
They inspire excellence in all forms.
At the core of the program is the belief that motivation and hard work results in extraordinary outcomes – students are ahead of global peers in readiness for college and beyond, and possess the self-direction and autonomy to tackle any challenge. With BASIS Curriculum Schools occupying 5 of the top 10 spots on U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best High Schools, it is clear that there is something to this philosophy.
If you’d like to learn more about BASIS Independent Brooklyn, join school leadership at an Open House on January 20 to learn more about their program, meet their faculty and staff, and get a taste for their dynamic, engaging classroom environment.
BASIS Independent Brooklyn
January 20 | 9:00 AM or 12:30 PM
556 Columbia St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231