We recently celebrated the grand opening of BASIS Independent Bellevue through an official ribbon cutting ceremony! Joining this celebration included the Spring Education Group leadership team, BASIS Independent Schools leadership, the BASIS Independent Bellevue administrative team, and our students, faculty, and staff.

BASIS Independent Bellevue, a private school, opened with Grades 2 - 7 in August of this year. Over the next several years, our campus will grow into a middle and high school, and expand through Grade 12.

The celebration included a musical performance from our Band and Orchestra students, led by Subject Expert Teacher, Mr. Escobar. Guests were treated to a passionate welcome from our Grade 2 students as guests entered our MPR. Mr. Toby Walker, Vice President of BASIS Independent Schools, and Mrs. Elizabeth Thies, Head of School of BASIS Independent Bellevue shared this milestone through speeches regarding the journey to open our newest school in the BASIS Independent Schools network.

"Opening a new BASIS Independent School is the culmination of so much hard work on behalf of our staff, students, families, and administrative team," expressed Mrs. Thies, Head of School. "It was nice to take a moment to honor the role that everyone has played in this process. It has been such a pleasure to be a part of this journey with such amazing people. The best part of this is that we have only just opened and it already feels like something really special. I am confident that the foundational work that we are doing now is going to continue to blossom and allow our students to learn and grow in an educational environment that is conducive to success."

BINS BLV Ribbon CuttingHead of School, Mrs. Thies, cuts the ribbon to formally open BASIS Independent Bellevue!

BINS BLV Ribbon CelebrationFaculty, staff, and students celebrate the official opening.

BINS BLV MusicBASIS Independent Bellevue students perform at the ribbon cutting ceremony.

When families step into the BASIS Independent Bellevue community, they join as Mountaineers, our school’s mascot. As a Mountaineer, they practice the values of our school community, P.A.C.E., which stands for: Perseverance, Active, Community, and Empathy.

BISN BLV HOSHead of School, Mrs. Thies, delivers remarks to guests.

A big thank you to everyone within Spring Education and BASIS Independent Schools for helping open BASIS Independent Bellevue to over 230 students, and over 30 faculty and staff. As Mrs. Thies expressed, BASIS Independent Bellevue “will quickly become a flagship school in our network!”

BINS BLV LeadershipLeadership from Spring Education Group, BASIS Independent Schools, and BASIS Independent Bellevue celebrate the opening of the 10th BASIS Independent School.


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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