Posts about Admissions

August 10, 2018

What to Expect this Admissions Season

Now that the 2019–20 BASIS Independent Brooklyn application is officially live, our Admissions team wanted to provide an overview of the process and our team for families. Director of Admissions Caroline Scott wants families interested in our school to know her team is there to make the process easy-to-understand and as simple as possible. “When families tell me that their experience with the BASIS Independent Brooklyn admissions process was easy to navigate, warm, and friendly, then I know we have lived up to the main goal for my team,” states Director Scott.

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February 10, 2017

What is Rolling Admissions, Anyway?


Let's cut to the chase. It is Rolling Admissions time, and with that brings some bad news and good news. Bad news first: yes, it is true that our Regular Admissions deadline has come and passed.

The good news? We have select availability in certain grades, and it's not too late to apply for fall 2018 admissions. This week officially marks the kick-off of our Rolling Admissions cycle.

We anticipate reaching our full capacity as a school across most grades from our Early Learning Program through primary school and into middle school this coming September, so Rolling Admissions will look a little different this year than it has in the past. 

Read on for some important information about what Rolling Admissions means for you and your family:

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December 29, 2016

Top Admissions Questions

MCL_Science-230651-edited.jpgAs we approach our regular admissions deadline, we thought it appropriate to reset and take a moment to answer some questions we have been hearing related to becoming part of our school community.

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October 17, 2016

Managing Expectations: Empowering Student Accountability

Notes from the BASIS.ed Braintrust

I am a recovering helicopter parent. I admit that the CJ, or Communication Journal, as a way of interfacing with the school takes a little getting used to, especially if you’re accustomed to online homework postings where your child’s whole education is at your fingertips. Those online systems make you feel in control. With a push or a prod, you can motivate your child into doing his homework so that he can boost his 88 average in English up to a 95. 

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January 19, 2016

Admissions Deadline Approaching

We recently shared an important message with our followers via email - our Regular Admission Deadline to apply for the fall 2016 school year is fast approaching. Here are the contents of the message, please be sure to share out with those you know who are considering our program for their child(ren):

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November 18, 2015

The Early Learning Program: Brought To Life

In the first part of our Early Learning Program blog series, we explored some of parents' most frequently asked questions. In this second installment of the series, we share photos from our visit to the PreK room as some of our students helped illustrate examples of our Early Learning Program. Many thanks to our obliging helpers!

Early Learning: Discovery & Foundation

Though we offer a program designed to ensure students reach developmentally appropriate milestones in preparation for Kindergarten, our daily focus on social and emotional development is present in all aspects of our curriculum. We like to start the day off positively by greeting each other and singing welcome songs to help one another feel ready for a great day.

Building community and teaching kindness in preschool

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Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Brooklyn is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.

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