Posts about Extracurriculars

May 31, 2017

Day in the Life of a High School Student

BASIS Independent Brooklyn's high school is growing under the leadership of Head of School Ms. Hadley Ruggles, her executive team, and our passionate, entusiastic faculty. Ms. Ruggles previously led BASIS Scottsdale, which U.S. News & World Report recently ranked as the #1 public high school in the nation, and she brings a wealth of experience to the Brooklyn campus.

"Through smaller high school classes, you have more opportunities - to participate in class, craft your own club and be a leader," said Ms. Ruggles at a recent talk on the difference offered by BASIS Independent Brooklyn's high school. "You also have the opportunity to be known. Our teachers really get to know your interests; they know your likes. They help partner you with programs and options to help you carve out your own path. Our students never get lost in the crowd."

We have fielded many questions about the student experience offered as we buildEva.jpg out our private high school in Red Hook. Who better to help convey that than one of our great 10th grade students?

Eva Y. offered to share a typical day for her at our school in her own words. She and her younger sister came to BASIS Independent Brooklyn after transfering from another private school in Manhattan. Eva and her classmates will comprise our first graduating class in 2019.

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September 6, 2016

Exciting News From Our Silicon Valley Sister School: The American Society of Civil Engineers Interviews Engineering Teacher

 

Dr._Amin-1.jpgAccording to the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), the number of Civil Engineering clubs like the one at sister school BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has doubled in the United States in the last year. But recently, the ASCE took notice of the amazing accomplishments happening in Engineering teacher Dr. Amin Ghafooripour's Civil Engineering Club, so they sat down with him to learn more about how he is leading the charge and inspiring the next generation of inventors and engineers.

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April 19, 2016

BASIS Independent Brooklyn Middle Schoolers Score Big Win at Model U.N. Competition

As we near the end of our second year in Brooklyn, it's time to reflect on the hard work and success of all our students. We take a moment this week to highlight the achievements of a few enterprising middle school students, and look forward to others’ successes in the coming months and years.
 
In the wake of the announcement of astounding college acceptances of our first graduating class at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley and national high school rankings from The Washington Post and U.S. News and World Report (both of which featured BASIS.ed schools prominently at the top) we share with you a proud accomplishment of some of our own students here at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. We couldn't be more proud of our burgeoning Model U.N. team. In its first year competing, teammate members Palak and Sima won Best Middle School Delegation for their resolution on Internet Freedom of Speech at the Change the World Model U.N. conferences earlier this year!

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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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