Graduation is almost upon us, and we want to celebrate all that our first class of seniors has accomplished. Our 16 seniors started with us right before or during high school, taking a risk to help build and start our learning community. They had to run harder and faster, rising to the challenge of the BASIS Curriculum in high school without the preparation of earlier years. We are now excited to watch them switch focus to college and embark on the next chapter of their lives.SEniors lounge resize

"We are proud to share that more than 80 percent of our seniors received acceptance letters from one of the top 50 national universities," said Head of School Hadley Ruggles. "Our students are now deciding among universities such as Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, New York University, Rice, and Northeastern. Additionally, thirty-seven percent of our seniors received acceptances to either one of the top ten ranked universities or top ten ranked liberal arts colleges in the nation."

College Counselor Matt Brauch added, "A few of our graduating seniors were drawn to—and very successful withapplications to joint undergraduate and medical programs. These programs guarantee medical school tracks after undergraduate degrees, and they are among the most selective programs in the country."

We are proud to share the universities from which our students received letters of acceptances. Please join us in congratulating our BEARS!

Adelphi University
American University
Arizona State University
Bentley University
Brandeis University
Brooklyn College/SUNY Downstate Medical School - Joint BA/MD Program
Brooklyn College (CUNY)
Carleton College
Carnegie Mellon University – College of Engineering
City College of New York (CUNY)
Columbia University
Drew University
Drexel University
Fordham University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Hofstra University BA/MD Program
Hunter College (CUNY)
Jewish Theological Seminary (Combined degree program with List College and Columbia University)
Johns Hopkins University
Lafayette College

Lehman College (CUNY)
Macaulay Honors College
Manhattan College
Muhlenberg College
The College of New Jersey 7 Year Medical Program – Joint BA/MD Program
New Jersey Institute of Technology
New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
New York Institute of Technology
New York University
Northeastern University
Penn State University
Pomona College
Queens College (CUNY)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rice University
Rutgers University (Honors College) with New Jersey Medical School - Joint BA/MD Program
Sarah Lawrence College
St. Bonaventure University
St. Joseph’s College
Smith College
Stevens Institute of Technology
Stony Brook University (SUNY)
Syracuse University
Temple University
Union College
Union College/Albany Medical School - Leadership in Medicine Program (Joint BS/MS/MD)
University of Arizona
University of British Columbia in Vancouver
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
University of New Haven
University of Rochester
University of Southern California – School of Music
University of Vermont
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wheaton College, MA 


  • Approximately 86% of seniors received at least one offer from a university ranked in the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Thirty-seven percent of our students in our senior class of 16 received acceptances to universities or liberal arts colleges ranked in the top ten in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report – Columbia (ranked #3) and Johns Hopkins University (ranked #10) in the national universities category; Carleton College (tied at #5 in the nation) and Pomona College (also tied at #5) in the national liberal arts colleges category.
  • A few students were accepted to extremely selective joint BA/MD programs offering undergraduate and medical degrees, including the Brooklyn College and SUNY Downstate program, Hofstra University Joint BA/MD Program, Rutgers Honors with New Jersey Medical School Joint BA/MD, Union College/Albany Medical School Leadership in Medicine Program, and the College of New Jersey 7 Year Medical Program.
  • Thirty-seven percent of our graduating class received early decision acceptances to their first choice school.
  • All students received acceptances to colleges and universities ranked in the top 150 in the nation.

Students have until early May to make their final matriculation decisions. Right now our college counseling team is here to support students debating among options as well as those with acceptance letters who are also pursing wait list options. 

Overall, our Class of 2019 has nearly conquered a senior year filled with capstone courses, which require a deep dive into high-level content, as well as serving three-month long, real-world explorations off campus for their Senior Projects. Throughout it all, students worked hard to find and apply to colleges that they believe will be the best fit for their skills and interests. We are very proud of our pioneering class of seniors!

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