Earlier this week our faculty learned that Eva Y., one of our 17 seniors, was confirmed as a 2019 National Merit Semifinalist. The pool of Semifinalists represents less than one percent of the U.S. high school seniors.
"I'm proud of our first graduating class and all students; Eva in particular deserves this additional acknowledgement of her hard work and academic ability as assessed by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation," said Head of School Hadley Ruggles.
What a year it has been at our sister school, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley! As they settle into their summer routine, we reflect fondly on their student achievements for the year.
BISV Head of School, Mr. Walker, says, "As a school community we are so much more than simply our outstanding test scores. We are a thriving learning community made of dynamic and determined students who embody the spirit of curiosity and academic intrigue. These achievements are a manifestation of that spirit."
Below scratches the surface of what has been a school year of accomplishments for our sister school community. We look forward to watching this list grow in the years to come:
On April 20, 2015, the BASIS.ed network celebrated what we consider to be one of the most salient validations of our academic programs we’ve been honored with as a community to date: The Washington Post’s 2015 Ranking of America’s Most Challenging High Schools featured BASIS.ed schools prominently at the top:
Since opening their first program nearly two decades ago, BASIS charter schools continue to top the national and international rankings of some of the industry’s most reliable sources. College ranking website Niche has just ranked BASIS Scottsdale number six out of fifty schools nation-wide for high SAT scores and enrollment in advanced level academic courses. Recently, BASIS Scottsdale garnered yet another accomplishment to add to its list of accolades: student Anvita Gupta won the Third Place Medal of Distinction for Global Good at the Intel Science Talent Search at the White House last month.
The BASIS Scottsdale 17 year old was one of forty national finalists competing for $1 million in awards in the nation’s oldest and most-respected pre-college science and math competition.
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.
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.”
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.