Posts about Basis Independent Summer

April 13, 2018

BASIS Independent Summer Enrichment


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Our summer 2018 program will focus solely on enrichment classes for both BASIS Independent and non-BASIS Independent students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2018. Create your own BASIS Independent Summer experience—choose any individual week for each program, or try them all!

We've compiled answers to the top questions that we're hearing, but if you have questions of your own, please do not hesitate to contact us, or check out our summer website

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April 20, 2017

Summer Spotlight: Enrichment Programs Expanded Based on Popular Demand!

BASIS Independent Summer is expanding in the best ways possible. Our lineup of teachers has grown, and we are excited to share the great new additions, hot off the presses:

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  • Drama - The Bardolator
  • Math
  • Speech and Debate

Read more for course descriptions and dates offered. Teachers leading the charge include our very own esteemed Ms. Crowley and Ms. Das in addition to an all-star member of the English Faculty named Dr. Helmers visiting from the Scottsdale campus.

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March 28, 2017

Summer Spotlight: What summer programs should new students participate in?

Let's face it: changing schools can be exciting and intimidating. There's so much to think about when it comes to a student's first year at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. You've got a lot of questions, like, "what should I do prepare my student in math?" or, "what extracurriculars might my child summer.jpg
want to participate in?" even "will she like the lunch" We know your child is probably most concerned with things like, "will I make friends?" and "will my teachers be nice?"

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February 28, 2017

From Transportation to Teachers: Top 5 BASIS Independent Summer FAQs


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The recent release of the summer program offerings has a lot of folks excited! From Traditional Day Camp to Astronomy to Robotics (and everything in between!) our summer program has something for everyone. We've compiled answers to the top 5 questions that we're hearing, but if you have questions of your own, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, or leave them in the comments section below!

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February 16, 2017

Summer Spotlight: Astronomy

Summer Program Spotlight on Astronomy

This week our spotlight series is on one of our science programs, Astronomy, which was developed and is taught by BASIS Independent Brooklyn all-star Mr. Joshua Winter. Astronomy is a full-day program that will give students entering Grades 5-8 the opportunity to learn about the foundation of our planet and the solar Winter_Joshua_0051.jpgsystem through interactive classroom instruction and exciting field trips.

The program will be held during the first week of BASIS Independent Summer on our Brooklyn campus July 10-14.

We took the opportunity to talk to Mr. Winter to learn more about the programs and hear why he is excited to be part of the summer program. 

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January 26, 2017

Summer 2017 Spotlight: Traditional Day Camp

In addition to her role as the Summer Principal, Ms. Taylor Connor is also the architect of our day camp for students entering PreK4 - Grade 4. Recently we sat down with Ms. Connor, who is part of our full time faculy during the school year, to get her thoughts on her role as our Summer Principal and her vision for our day camp program.

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September 19, 2016

Highlights of 2016 BASIS Independent Summer in Brooklyn

This year, more than 180 students experienced our inaugural summer program in Brooklyn, BASIS Independent Summer. Our 7 week program featured academic preparation in math and English; STEM: robotics, Minecraft, engineering and science exploration; foreign language immersion; and our very popular Traditional Day Camp. Keep reading to learn about highlights from select programs.

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June 1, 2016

Summer Spotlight: The History of Medicine

summer.jpgBASIS Independent Summer in Brooklyn is thrilled to offer families one of the most innovative and engaging STEM programs in New York City: The History of Medicine. The brainchild of BASIS.ed rock star Mrunali Das who teaches Math and AP Psychology at BASIS Scottsdale, this program takes an interdisciplinary approach to discovering medicine by examining its historical development through the lens of history, philosophy, math, and biology. Advanced, interdisciplinary programs such as this are rarely made available to students entering grades 4-10.

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