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May 27, 2021

Gr. 7 Chemists Win State Title in You Be the Chemist Competition

A team comprised of four BASIS Independent Brooklyn 7th grade students -- Olivia M., Polly S., Sabrina M., and Sahana C.-- was just named the New York team winner in the You Be The Chemist Challenge. The Challenge is a competition hosted by the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) in which teams of 5th-8th grade students explore chemistry concepts and the role of those concepts in their community.

The competition was held virtually this year due to COVID-19. Teams participated in a virtual eventYou-be-the-Chemist-Logos-1 where they answered timed questions and submitted a video on sustainability, scientific phenomena, and ways that problems faced by people in their community can be solved using their knowledge of chemistry and science. Ten thousand students from 266 schools competed in the challenge this year. 

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May 11, 2021

Celebrating Recent Student Accomplishments

We believe celebrating student accomplishments is important for not only recognizing excellence but also inspiring our students across the grades. Please join us in congratulations our Bears for a number of recent developments:

  • Debate Team Accolades at the New York City and State Championships
  • The Grizzly Columbia Scholastic Press Honors
  • NOAA Recognition for COVID-19 Research by Luc M. '22

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Debate Team Coach Brown was thrilled to announce Junior Peter Mugaba-N. won overall City Champion in the New York City Urban Debate Team City Championships. Our own Isaac W. '24 was the runner-up!

In the recent State Competition, our Bears made us proud. Coach Brown shared:

  • Varsity Public Forum: Peter Mugaba N. earned 2nd Place Speaker, and Isaac W. placed 14th.
  • JV Public Forum: Maren W. '23 earned 2nd Place Speaker while Riana S. '23 placed 3rd and Daniela S. '22 placed 9th.
  • Debate 12.2019 croppedThree teams advanced to the elimination rounds with Maren W. '23 and Daniela S. '22 placing 4th in JV Public Forum Semifinals. Szymon S. '22 and Hudson H. '22 placed 6th in Varsity Quarterfinals. Riana S. '23 and Stanislaw W. '22 placed 7th. in JV Public Forum Quarterfinals.

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February 12, 2018

BASIS Curriculum Schools News Roundup

BASIS Curriculum Schools is no stranger to making the news—whether its large scale recognition for its academic program or stories of the differences our students make volunteering in and supporting their local community. We make a point to share these stories out with families and readers, but want to highlight some of the most recent news.

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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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June 30, 2016

VECTORS: June Recap

We have just one story this June coming to us from Vectors, but it is a story we're very excited about, and one that is sparking quite a conversation:

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June 1, 2016

VECTORS: May Recap

At BASIS Independent Schools, we strive to provide families, fellow educators, and anyone who is curious, with ample opportunities to learn more about who we are, why we do what we do, what it results in, and why it matters. 

We are, after all, a fairly unique family of schools. With different types of BASIS.ed-managed schools all around the country, you might not know where to "start" in your search for information. Though many of us are far away from one another, we are united by the common threads of an unparalleled curriculum in both breadth and depth, and a culture driven by our insatiable desire -  as students and educators - to constantly grow, improve, and be the best version of ourselves we can be. 

Vectors.jpgVectors, a BASIS.ed news site, goes beyond the reaches of our school blog, Eureka! Brooklyn to provide to you a window into what it means to be united by these common threads. It is a window into what is going on in and around BASIS.ed-managed schools and students throughout the country (and world!). Take a minute to visit Vectors and subscribe to receive their posts fresh in your inbox.

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May 13, 2016

Celebrating Community: Second Graders Support Brooklyn Senior Games at the Red Hook Recreation Center Torch Relay

We spend a lot of time thinking about the word "community." What does it means for us and our students at BASIS Independent Brooklyn? "Community" is a noun, but it acts like a verb; a community is ever-changing, growing, and shifting. Our school community at BASIS Independent Brooklyn, the community of Red Hook, and the larger New York City community are all in constant motion. This is the city that never sleeps, right?

Helping our students understand community and the importance of joining, creating, belonging, respecting, and growing, is a pretty big idea to wrestle with. 

Good thing we've never been afraid of big ideas.

SENIORVISIT.jpgSharing her thoughts on community, BASIS Independent Brooklyn Head of School, Ms. Hadley Ruggles states, "students often ask about their relationship to the world around them. It is critical that a student feels the comfort that comes with a community and a sense of belonging, while also recognizing what makes us a collective whole and what defines us as individuals. We foster this sense of inquiry by immersing students in their community."

On Monday, May 9, we jumped at the opportunity to connect students with neighboring Red Hook Seniors by attending the Torch Relay at the Red Hook Recreation Center and showing their support for the Brooklyn Senior Games.

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April 19, 2016

For the Second Consecutive Day, BASIS.ed Schools Top 2016 National Rankings

3 Schools Lead U.S. News & World Report Rankings, 

One Day After 6 Schools Topped Washington Post Ranks 

This week continues to be a week of huge news for BASIS.ed as annual high school rankings are released. In the Washington Post rankings, released on Sunday, every BASIS.ed managed school eligible for the Post's rankings made it on the list! Today we share with you the results of the U.S. News & World Report rankings where BASIS.ed schools, again, had an incredible showing. Read the press release below and join us in congratulating our sister schools:

In rankings released yesterday by U.S. News & World Report, BASIS.ed schools were named the #2, #3, and #6 best high schools in the nation.

The rankings, which highlight top-performing public schools on a state and national level, had BASIS Scottsdale as #2 in the nation for the second consecutive year, as well as the #1 charter school in the nation and the #1 high school in Arizona. BASIS Tucson North was #3 nationally, the #2 charter school nationally, and the #2 high school in Arizona. BASIS Oro Valley is the #6 high school in the nation, the #3 charter in the U.S. and #3 high school in Arizona.  

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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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