Welcome Back, Mountaineers!
We hope this message finds you filled with excitement and anticipation as you return to school this fall throughout the PNW. As we eagerly embrace the return of the school year, BASIS Independent Bellevue is excited to introduce you to our esteemed Dean of Students, Ms. Huang. With a rich educational background and a deep commitment to nurturing students' social and emotional growth, Ms. Huang plays a vital role in our school community.
The last week of school means Term Project Week at BASIS Independent Bellevue! Term Project Week is an opportunity for students in all grades to work with their peers on multidisciplinary projects and to engage in a fun, new activity or trip with various grade levels. Students are grouped with Term Project Teachers for each project.
These projects challenge our students to be cooperative learners and to function as a team. We offer a variety of options, and strive to add new projects each year based on both faculty and student interest.
This summer, members of World Travel Club embarked on a voyage to England, France, and Italy. World Travel Club is led by our Latin and Classics Subject Expert Teacher, Mr. Hui-Peterson. Over the course of nine days, our students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in various European destinations. This expedition marked the inaugural European journey for many, making it a truly memorable experience.
Applications for the highly anticipated 2024-2025 school year are now officially open, inviting bright and curious minds to become part of our dynamic educational community!
We are excited to reveal that we are also now accepting applications for our High School Program!
BASIS Independent Bellevue is accepting applications for grades 4 - 9 for fall 2024, as we expand through grade 12 over the next several years.
A big Mountaineer congratulations to our exceptional middle school debate team for their remarkable achievement at the 2023 Seattle University Speech and Debate tournament. BASIS Independent Bellevue students placed first and second in the team competition. In the individual competition, our Mountaineers also placed well.
Their outstanding performance and dedication earned them a well-deserved place among the top contenders. With their eloquence and critical thinking, our talented students have proven themselves as formidable debaters in a highly competitive arena.
Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
We are exceptionally proud of their achievements as they move forward to the next phase of their exciting academic journey. As they are about to step into the world’s top colleges and universities this fall, we know they are prepared to excel, determined to stand apart, and ready to prove the success of the BASIS Curriculum.
The Class of 2023 from our three high schools including, BASIS Independent Brooklyn, McLean, and Silicon Valley have yet again set the standard in national and international college acceptances. For the Class of 2023, the past school years has been filled with countless hours of test preparation, essay writing, campus visits, and more. The hard work and determination over this and prior years has shown as our graduates are now well-prepared to enter world-renowned higher education institutions and thrive.
Congratulations to our Mountaineers on winning the 33rd Annual Science Bowl sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
This is a significant achievement which requires hard work, dedication, and teamwork. We are incredibly proud of our students and their accomplishment, and representing BASIS Independent Bellevue as a first-time competitor in this national academic competition.
The National Science Bowl is a highly competitive academic competition that challenges students’ knowledge in various fields of science including biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and energy. The National Science Bowl brings together students from across the country to complete and showcase their scientific knowledge and problem-solving skills.
The excitement was buzzing as students, faculty, staff, and parents gathered together to celebrate the fine arts through the New Works Festival hosted in April. The New Works Festival was a thrilling and dynamic week-long event that celebrated the creativity and innovation of our student artists, and our Fine Arts department. The festival provided a platform for artists to share their creativity and talent.
Developed by our Fine Arts Team including, Mr. Escobar, Music Subject Expert Teacher, Mr. Mullens, Performing Arts Subject Expert Teacher, and Mr. Narmita, Visual Arts Subject Expert Teacher, the New Works Festival showcased original pieces of art, short plays, and musical compositions.
“The New Works Festival gave students a chance to create their own work and use their own voice in the work they do,” said Mr. Mullens, Performing Arts Subject Expert Teacher. “This festival provided our Mountaineers the opportunity and outlet for creative and critical thinking skills.”
Congratulations to “Rainbow,” the student team from BASIS Independent Fremont, on winning the inaugural “BINS Means Business” competition. This is a startup pitch contest that any high school student or student team from each of our BASIS Independent Schools (BINS) can enter. The contestants competed locally at each of their schools presenting a business idea following the Y Combinator pitch deck format. Then the school winners advanced to the finals which were held February 25th over Zoom. The five finalists split $10,000, with $5,000 and $2,000 awarded to the winner and runner up, to allocate to a charity of their choice. This year’s theme was “sustainability” and students participated from BASIS Independent Brooklyn, Fremont, Manhattan, McLean, and Silicon Valley.
Angela Z. and Lauren W. both students in BASIS Independent Fremont’s Class of 2026 presented their innovative idea for an environmentally friendly and biodegradable smart umbrella – the Parapluie. All of the judges were impressed by the sophistication of their presentation as well as the great potential for their product. “I’m ready to order mine right away,” commented one judge!
This past weekend our students took first place as overall Best School in our division in the local grade 5 Math Is Cool competition!
The Math Is Cool competition is comprised of testing a variety of math skills including mental math, individual and team tests, team multiple choice, triple jump, and college bowl. Individual awards are determined by both mental math and individual test scores for each student while the school score is calculated using the highest score amongst all of the school's team scores in each event.
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