The 2022 Niche school rankings are in and BASIS Independent Schools continue to soar! Since first established, the BASIS Independent Schools network has grown to six campuses—three of which have graduating classes—in locations across New York, Northern Virginia, the Bay Area, and the greater Seattle area. Just over five years later, campuses across our network have achieved impressive national recognition.

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 2022 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.

BASIS Independent Schools 2022 Niche Rankings

BASIS Independent Brooklyn

#16 Best College Prep High Schools in New York   

#21 Best College Prep Private High Schools in New York City

#23 Best Private K–12 Schools in New York

BASIS Independent McLean

#1 Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia

#2 Best High Schools for STEM in Virginia

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

#1 Best High Schools for STEM in California

#2 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. Further, in areas like College Prep and STEM, several of our campuses received top honors.

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

  1. BASIS Independent Brooklyn is now a top-ranked private school in Brooklyn for college preparation, and their full K–12 program has been recognized as #23 in best private schools in all of New York.
  2. For the third year in a row, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has ranked #1 Best High School for STEM in California and #2 Best High School for STEM in America.
  3. BASIS Independent McLean moved up in rankings this year, nabbing the #1 spot for Best College Prep High School in Virginia!

Toby Walker, Vice President of BASIS Independent Schools, offered this statement: “This recognition for BASIS Independent Schools is a reflection of the incredible hard work and creativity ongoing at these campuses. Our curriculum and Subject Expert Teachers prepare our students to excel in a variety of disciplines at an extremely advanced level. Our students have consistently shown that they are more than ready to expand their horizons and take that next step to college or university, and we are so proud of them.”

Looking Ahead

The BASIS Independent Schools network and our individual campuses are certainly no stranger to success, but external recognition and accolades like Niche are a testament to our fundamental mission, curriculum, Subject Expert Teachers, and, most importantly, our students. We believe that any motivated student can excel if provided a challenging curriculum, teachers who inspire them to love their subjects as much as they do, and a culture that empowers their full potential.

Our goal moving forward is to bring this same excellence to our sister schools BASIS Independent Manhattan and BASIS Independent Fremont, who are currently building out their own High School Program, as well as BASIS Independent Bellevue, the newest addition to our network.

Congratulations to each of our campuses, including our students, faculty and staff, and parents, on these national rankings! We are constantly amazed by what the BASIS Independent Schools community has achieved, and we are excited to continue to set a new standard year after year.