Graduation is almost upon us, and we want to celebrate all that our first class of seniors has accomplished. Our 16 seniors started with us right before or during high school, taking a risk to help build and start our learning community. They had to run harder and faster, rising to the challenge of the BASIS Curriculum in high school without the preparation of earlier years. We are now excited to watch them switch focus to college and embark on the next chapter of their lives.
"We are proud to share that more than 80 percent of our seniors received acceptance letters from one of the top 50 national universities," said Head of School Hadley Ruggles. "Our students are now deciding among universities such as Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Carnegie Mellon, New York University, Rice, and Northeastern. Additionally, thirty-seven percent of our seniors received acceptances to either one of the top ten ranked universities or top ten ranked liberal arts colleges in the nation."
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:
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.