The 2023 Niche school rankings are in and BASIS Independent Schools has remained a rankings powerhouse! The BASIS Independent Schools network now comprises six campuses—three of which have graduating classes—in locations across New York, Northern Virginia, the Bay Area, and the greater Seattle area. We are thrilled that campuses across our network continue to achieve such impressive national recognition year after year. 

Niche is the leader in K–12 school rankings and provides in-depth profiles on every school in America using powerful search and data tools. The 2023 Niche Best Private High Schools Rankings are based on a rigorous analysis of key statistics, data, and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. The data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.

Please note: The following rankings highlight BASIS Independent Brooklyn, BASIS Independent McLean, and BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. Other locations, including BASIS Independent Manhattan and BASIS Independent Fremont, are currently building out their own High School Programs. The newest addition to our network, BASIS Independent Bellevue, just opened for the fall 2022–23 academic year. We look forward to bringing the same excellence to these schools in future years!

BASIS Independent Schools 2023 Niche Rankings

BASIS Independent Brooklyn

#1 Top College Prep Private High School in Brooklyn

#12 Best College Prep Private High Schools in New York

#19 Best Private K–12 Schools in New York

BASIS Independent McLean

#1 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia

#1 Best Private K–12 Schools in Virginia

#1 Best Private High Schools in Virginia

#2 Best High Schools for STEM in Virginia

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

#2 Best High Schools for STEM in California

#2 Best High Schools for STEM in the San Francisco Bay Area

#4 Best High Schools for STEM in America

All of our campuses performed exceptionally well on measures aligned to our core mission: raising the standards of student learning to the highest international levels. Some campuses made great strides from their rankings from 2022, and in areas like College Prep and STEM, several of our campuses received top honors.

As noted above, some outstanding achievements this year for our network include the following:

    1. For the second year in a row, BASIS Independent Brooklyn has been recognized among the Best College Prep Private High Schools in America, and also moved up in several rankings including the Best Private K–12 Schools in New York.
    2. BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has maintained its placement in the top 5 ranking for the Best High Schools for STEM in America, California, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
    3. BASIS Independent McLean was again named #1 in Best College Prep High School in Virginia, and also moved up to the #1 spots for best Private K–12 School and Best Private High School in Virginia.

Toby Walker, Vice President of BASIS Independent Schools, offered this statement: “At its core, BASIS Independent Schools is a community—one that is diverse, passionate, and ultimately dedicated to advanced academic inquiry through student exploration, choice, and hard work. These rankings reflect the commitment of our staff, students, and families to the pursuit of excellence.”

Congratulations to each of our campuses, including our students, faculty and staff, and parents, on these national rankings! The eagerness, motivation, and resilience of the BASIS Independent Schools community never ceases to amaze us, and we look forward to setting new standards year after year.

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BASIS Independent Bellevue, a private school, opened with Grades 2 - 7 to start and will add a grade level each school year as we expand to a full middle and high school (Grades 5 - 12).

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