Last year we unveiled our first-ever Student Ambassador Program to our school community. Our Admissions Team sought to work more closely with our current students in order to provide an authentic and immersive experience of our school, program, and community to our new families and students. And so, we opened a novel opportunity to our passionate and enthusiastic Middle School and High School students!

For the inaugural year of the Student Ambassador Program, current students applied and went through a selection process to be named a BASIS Independent Brooklyn Student Ambassador. These students have demonstrated their commitment to being an excellent student, community member, and friend. After our ambassadors were named, we placed more responsibility in their hands and made them instrumental to the Shadow Day experience. A Shadow Day provides prospective students who have submitted an application the opportunity to experience the life of a BASIS Independent Brooklyn student for a day. Students were paired with our ambassadors based on similar passions and interests and given a firsthand glimpse into our community on campus. Prospective students were introduced to their ambassador's friends, classmates, and teachers, participated in classes and experiments, and even made friends along the way! Our Ambassadors were excited to greet our new students, and bursting with pride to share what makes BASIS Independent Brooklyn an exceptional place to grow.

This year, things are a little different! We are unable to bring prospective families onto campus, which we understand makes the school decision process a bit more difficult for students and their families. The saying that it is always better to try on something to see if it fits is true, but how do you do that this year?

We are pleased to announce that our Student Ambassadors are ready to meet your students virtually. Along with members of our Leadership team, they are excited to connect with students applying to Grades 5 through 10 through our Virtual Ambassador Lunches. Scheduled every Wednesday, these lunches will provide an opportunity for your child to have an informal conversation with our students and ask them whatever is on their mind, from the homework load to our sports team offerings. Once you apply, we will reach out to you to schedule a date, so grab your lunch and come hungry and ready to learn!

Today, we feature our Grade 12 Student Ambassadors who will play an instrumental role in giving advice and telling anecdotes from their experiences at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. You will be able to ask them questions soon, but for now, read on and meet our three Senior Student Ambassadors.


Tyler C., Class of 2021
00256On-campus Activities:
Varsity Soccer Team: Captain
Varsity Basketball Team: Starting Shooting Guard
Peer Tutoring Club
Lifestyle Club
National Honor Society

Favorite Class this Year? Capstone English: 21st Century American Immigrant Literature
 
First Word that Comes to Mind When You Hear "BASIS Independent Brooklyn"? Family

What Advice Would You Give to a New Student? “Never be afraid to ask for help. At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, teachers are friendly and care about every single student!”

 
Brett G., Class of 2021
BrettGOn-campus Activities:

Key Club
Leadership Club
Literary Magazine

Favorite Class this Year? Capstone English: 21st Century American Immigrant Literature
 
First Word that Comes to Mind When You Hear "BASIS Independent Brooklyn"? Challenging
 

What Advice Would You Give to a New Student? “Time management is everything. It is important to prioritize assignments and not wait until the last minute to complete something.  Also, find help when needed because the teachers want the best for each student and are very willing to help.”


 
 
Himani S., Class of 2021
00275On-campus Activities:
Founder and Facilitator, Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Co-Captain, Debate Team
National Honors Society
Leadership Club
Editor, The Grizzly, BASIS Independent Brooklyn Student News Site
Model UN: Co-Secretary General
Advanced Band and Orchestra

Favorite Class this Year: Capstone English: 21st Century American Immigrant Literature
 
First Word that Comes to Mind When You Hear "BASIS Independent Brooklyn"? Passionate

What Advice Would You Give to a New Student? “BASIS Independent Brooklyn gives you all of the tools you need to succeed, don’t be afraid to take advantage of them and ask for help when you need it.” 
 

To take part in our Student Ambassador Lunch program, you can apply today using the link below!

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BASIS Independent Schools is a private school network with campuses in California, New York, and Virginia. We serve children with a passion to learn from toddlers to grade 12.