Posts about Student Perspectives

February 23, 2018

High School Fed Challenge Begins

 
Today we publish the first of hopefully many blog posts written by students for our school community! Middle and Upper School students interested in covering events or activities can submit blog posts for consideration and review to their Dean, who will share with our Director of Communications.

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February 16, 2018

Oui, C'est Vrai! Filming a Netflix Series in Paris 

Instead of spending his summer sleeping in, going to camp, or taking family vacations, Kaeden R., one of our most theatrical rising 6th graders, spent the summer months doing something highly unusual: he flew to Paris to co-star in season 2 of a new Netflix series called "Seven & Me"!

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February 9, 2018

Spotlight: 9th Grade Perspectives

The BASIS Independent Upper School Program is recognized as one of the most academically advanced high school programs in the country. By the time our students are ready to graduate, they have gone through extensive college preparatory courses of study, including a full year of economics in grade 8, a variety of AP course electives, and in-depth college counseling courses, fully preparing them to excel in college and beyond.

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November 16, 2017

Joining BASIS Independent Brooklyn in Middle School

Our newest Associate Director of Admissions Sarah Ellerton wanted to help prospective families learn more about transferring into BASIS Independent Brooklyn during middle school from the experts—students who had just made the change themselves. Sarah sat down with several recent transfer students and reports back on what she learned.Reunion Time!-3.jpg

When I joined the BASIS Independent Brooklyn Admissions Team last month and started leading tours for prospective families, I noticed the same question coming up again and again from parents of middle school students: How hard is it to start at BASIS Independent Brooklyn in middle school?

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June 23, 2017

What Are Your Summer Vacation Plans?

We thought Brooklyn families would be interested in a recent blog post by Meredyn Shapiro from our sister campus BASIS Independent Silicon Valley.

I had the opportunity the connect with one of our rising seniors, Armaun S. and his parents in the closing weeks of his junior year. He is an incredibly motivated and focused student, who makes every moment of summer break count. Read on to learn about his adventures during the summer between Junior and Senior year! 

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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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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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