BASIS Independent Bellevue is opening alongside an experienced team of educators and BASIS Independent School Leaders, including our very own Head of School, Ms. Thies. Some of you have also met Mr. Walker on a Campus Tour, who was previously the Head of School of BASIS Independent Silicon Valley.

Both Ms. Thies and Mr. Walker were recently featured in different interviews to discuss our unique symbiotic classroom model in our Primary Program and how parents can better help their child excel in school. We are excited to share their insights with you! See below to find links to the full articles.

“Top Global Private School’s Interdisciplinary Instruction Model is Teacher Powered”

Our Head of School, Ms. Thies, was interviewed by Parent Map to discuss our two-teacher model in our primary grades. In Grades 2–4, students benefit from two teachers in every classroom including a Subject Expert Teacher and Learning Expert Teacher. This model is designed to not only enhance teacher collaboration, but also increase personalized instruction and student connection to the subject material.

To continue reading about our co-teaching model, please click here.


“5 Things Parents Can Do to Help Their Child Thrive and Excel in School”

Toby Walker, Vice President of BASIS Independent Schools and former Head of School of BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, was interviewed in Medium / Authority Magazine as part of their series on “5 things parents can do to help their child thrive and excel in school.”

In particular, Mr. Walker was asked to share his insights and experience from leading a nationally ranked school.

To continue reading Mr. Walker’s interview, please click here.


BASIS Independent Bellevue is a private school opening fall 2022. We will open with Grades 2 - 7 to start and add a grade level each school year as we expand to a full middle and high school (Grades 5 - 12). We are now accepting applications for Grades 3 - 7 for fall 2022.

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