Honored in the category of "New & Noteworthy Schools," BASIS Independent Brooklyn is proud to accept a 2014 Blackboard Award, a prestigious recognition of excellence of local schools and principals.

How do families learn about the best schools in New York City? Now in its 12th year, the Blackboard Awards​ celebrate excellence in education in the city, in all educational sectors (public, private schools, charter, and parochial schools) and in all grade levels, from nursery through high school. The honorees have been nominated by parents and educators, as well the board of educational advisers at Manhattan Media. 


On December 9, 2014, a group of our teachers, students, parents, and administrators from BASIS Independent Brooklyn will attend a special ceremony to accept the well-deserved, coveted award. 

photo_(5)Reflecting on the feeling of overnight growth and success of the program here in Brooklyn Founding Head of School, Mrs. Rosalind Thompson largely credits the talents of the school's faculty.  “One of the things that I am most proud of is indeed our faculty.  They are diverse in culture, background and experience - yet share such a passion for their students.  They have come together as a high-performing team, helping each other, discussing possibilities to the great benefit of the students.”

Eric Messinger, Editor of New York Family magazine which administers the Blackboard Awards, was delighted to share the exciting news with BASIS. “Let me reiterate how heartening it is to celebrate your work and the potential of the new school in New York City, and how much my colleagues and I consider it a privilege to honor dedicated educators, and help parents make informed choices about their children’s education.”

Congratulations to the entire BASIS Independent Brooklyn Community! This honor is because of you. Stay tuned for updates and pictures.