Posts about Admissions

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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November 9, 2015

Be A BASIS Independent Brooklyn Student For A Day

Our popular Shadow Program is back!

BASIS Independent Brooklyn is excited to invite students who have applied to BASIS Independent Brooklyn for the 2016-2017 school year to participate in our Shadow Program! This is a great opportunity to learn about our classroom experience, engage with our passionate teachers and get to know fellow classmates.

Here is what you need to know:

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November 3, 2015

Top 5 Admissions Questions About Our Early Learning Program

We have enjoyed meeting so many families this Early Admissions season and are humbled by the excitement families are showing over the impending opening of our Early Learning Program (Pre-K3 and Pre-K4). With the deadline for our Early Admissions cycle fast approaching, we want to ensure you have answers to any questions you may have.

In part one of our Early Learning Program blog series, we are sharing answers to the top 5 questions that we've been asked at our admissions events and tours. As always, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Admissions team should your questions not be covered in our series.

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May 12, 2015

Conversation on School Choice featured on NYC Admissions Solutions

Recently, NYC Admisions Solutions, the organization focused on guiding families through the high school admissions process, invited BASIS Independent Brooklyn to guest-blog on the topic of school choice and how to "know" which school is the right fit for your student.

7th_ENGLISHWhether families are looking for the best independent or private school in New York City, or just Brooklyn, school choice is at the forefront of many families' collective minds - and is a conversation we enjoy participating in.

Read below for a snippet of our conversation on school choice in New York City:

"...Of course students should enjoy high school for what it is and be sure to stop and smell the roses. But being goal-oriented from the onset with your middle-schooler can help your child and your entire family really clarify priorities of what will lead to the right high school decision.

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March 5, 2015

BASIS Independent Brooklyn at the Brown University Club

BrownClubWithout a doubt, the most rewarding part of being on the ground floor of starting a new educational community in Brooklyn is seeing students excel, of hearing time and time again, “I love my school.”

A close second is the recognition we have achieved as an institution in the prestigious educational landscape of New York City. In a few short months, in a temporary facility, BASIS Independent Brooklyn has become a school to watch.

We’re also making our mark as a program that the educational community is looking to for insights, to have us share how we do what we do, and why we do it.

Join our Enrollment Team Saturday, March 7th at 10:30 AM as we participate on a special panel hosted by the Brown University Club in New York on all things High School Admissions in New York City. As we grow our High School program beginning in the Fall 2015-2016 school year, we’ve been asked to weigh in on the high school landscape, the search process, and how to determine the right fit for students.  

For more information on tickets, location, and panelist bios, see here.

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February 5, 2015

An Inside Look: Shadow Program @ BASIS Independent Brooklyn!

_DSC2676BASIS Independent Brooklyn invites admitted students entering grades 4-8 for the 2015-2016 school year to participate in our Shadow Program. This is a great opportunity to learn about our classroom experience, engage with our passionate teachers and get to know fellow classmates.

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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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