Posts about Student Success

March 5, 2021

Introducing Our National Junior Honor Society!

Founded in 1929, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an internationally renowned student organizationNHJS committed to upholding the five pillars of scholarship, character, citizenship, service, and leadership within secondary schools. NJHS chapters can be found in all 50 states, and it is estimated that approximately one million students participate in chapters throughout the world. Members of this organization engage in local and school based community service projects, and meet regularly with the support of chapter advisers.

This year, 7th and 8th grade students at BASIS Independent Brooklyn became eligible to participate in our school’s very first NJHS chapter. Our school already has an established National Honor Society, and our chapter advisory board was thrilled to present this opportunity to some of our younger students. Our faculty council selected students to apply based on past academic and extracurricular achievement (students must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.5), and exemplary behavior. Once selected, students were required to write an essay outlining their interest in the organization, and their commitment to serving their school and local community.

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February 9, 2017

BASIS Independent Brooklyn Student Competing on MasterChef Junior!

It is no secret that our students are multifaceted. BASIS.ed students are Model U.N. winners, history bee competitors, inventors, entrepreneurs, Olympic Trial swimmers, chess champions, community activists, movie directors, and mathletes. 

A typical BASIS.ed student, fourth Grader Donovan M. has always been many things - a thoughtful friend, focused Donovan_Milstein_mc-s5_02-group02_0328_hires1 (002)-1.jpgstudent, and very talented chef. His friends, family and teachers have always known about Donovan's incredible love of cooking. Now the whole country will get the chance to see Donovan flex his culinary muscles as as he competes in MasterChef Junior Season 5 (FOX) starting Thursday, February 9, 2017.

We took a moment to ask Donovan and his dad Scott about the experience and Donovan's love of cooking.

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August 31, 2016

BASIS Organizational Skills for Success (B.O.S.S.) Program

When students join a new school or return to school from their summer vacations, it can be an uneasy experience with all the changes year-to-year. Different teachers, different classes, different classmates can all contribute to lowering a student's confidence in the new school year. For this reason, BASIS Independent Brooklyn - like all BASIS.ed schools - conducts an annual program to help students ease their transition into the new school year that we call BASIS Organizational Skills for Success, or, simply, B.O.S.S.

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June 22, 2016

BASIS INDEPENDENT SILICON VALLEY - 2016 School Year Academic Awards Highlights

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:

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January 29, 2016

A Limitless Future: The BASIS Independent Student Video

We are excited to unveil to you the fruits of a couple of non-stop days in October - our BASIS Independent videos! Over the course of December and early January, we shared with you the first two videos in the series, the BASIS Independent Parent Video and the BASIS Independent Faculty Video.

Here's a refresher on the project: Over the course of three days, we filmed three separate videos: one about the family experience with our school, the teacher perspective on what it's like to work here, and the student perspective on what it is like to learn here. We love these videos and hope you do, too.

They are raw, spur of the moment, unscripted reflections of what it's like to be a part of the BASIS Independent community.

They breathe life into Education Redefined and demonstrate what happens when you combine an accelerated, rigorous curriculum with exceptional, expert educators in an environment of support and deep respect for the art and science of learning.

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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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