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December 11, 2023

Game On! Celebrating Fall Athletics Season

Fall Athletics is in full action at BASIS Independent Bellevue, featuring basketball, cross country, soccer, and volleyball.

The spirit of Mountaineer pride is running high as we enthusiastically support our talented athletes.

At BASIS Independent Bellevue, we offer students a variety of athletic, club, and competitive offerings. This school year, students across grade levels can select from nearly 40 offerings.

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October 26, 2023

Meet the Winner of the 2023 Fellows Scholarship for Excellence in Senior Projects!

Passion, Perseverance, and the Intersection of Biomedical Research & Computer Science: Meet the Winner of the 2023 Fellows Scholarship for Excellence in Senior Projects!

The leaves are falling, the air is turning crisp, and seniors are putting the finishing touches on their college applications: it’s October, so one would think that the third trimester would be far from students’ minds at the moment. In reality, seniors at BASIS Independent Schools are hard at work in the beginning stages of their Senior Projects!

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October 20, 2023

SEL in the Classroom: Our Approach to Fostering Emotional Intelligence

One of the advantages of a smaller school community and faculty is having interdepartmental collaboration. Within this environment, our educators have a keen understanding of students’ needs, enabling the effective implementation of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) programs tailored to specific areas and individual student requirements.

“SEL starts with the teacher,” emphasized Mr. Tyler, Subject Expert History Teacher at BASIS Independent Bellevue. He has taken the lead in establishing a SEL framework for all grade levels within our school. Mr. Tyler asserts that once educators are proficient in managing their own SEL, the focus should shift towards integrating this skill more intentionally into the classroom.

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September 25, 2023

Nearly 60% of Class of 2024 Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program and nearly 60% of BASIS Independent Schools Class of 2024 have been recognized as Semifinalists and Commended Scholars this school year.

20% of the Class of 2024 have been named Semifinalists across our five high schools including BASIS Independent Brooklyn, Fremont, Manhattan, McLean, and Silicon Valley. Each state has different cutoff scores for the honors, and our BASIS Independent Schools are in some of the most competitive states – California, New York, and Virginia for semifinalist qualification.

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September 22, 2023

BASIS Independent Schools Secure Top Spots in 2024 Niche Rankings

2024 BadgeThe 2024 Niche private school rankings have been released, and BASIS Independent Schools maintains its position as a national leader in K–12 education. We are excited that our network’s campuses consistently received significant national recognition year after year. These rankings are a testament to the strength of the internationally benchmarked BASIS Curriculum, the unwavering dedication of our Learning and Subject Expert Teachers and their steadfast commitment to equipping students for success as they embark on their journey to excel in the world’s top colleges and universities.

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September 20, 2023

Cultivating Excellence: Exploring the Dedicated Leadership of BASIS Independent Bellevue's Dean of Students

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.

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August 16, 2023

Project Week: World Travel Club Explores Europe

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.

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August 1, 2023

Ignite your Passion for Learning: Applications for Fall 2024 Now Open

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.

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June 1, 2023

Debate Team Claims Championship Title at Tournament

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.

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May 19, 2023

Student Experience: Over 30 Extracurriculars Offered This Year

On the court, the stage, and at the podium, our BASIS Independent Bellevue Mountaineers participate in a variety of clubs and athletics. Our students work hard and play hard, and our auxiliary department is continuing to build an exciting extracurricular offering for students to dive into their interests and passions while having fun!

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