Posts about Summer

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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April 20, 2017

Summer Spotlight: Enrichment Programs Expanded Based on Popular Demand!

BASIS Independent Summer is expanding in the best ways possible. Our lineup of teachers has grown, and we are excited to share the great new additions, hot off the presses:

  • Advanced Literary Analysissummer-program-logo.png
  • Drama - The Bardolator
  • Math
  • Speech and Debate

Read more for course descriptions and dates offered. Teachers leading the charge include our very own esteemed Ms. Crowley and Ms. Das in addition to an all-star member of the English Faculty named Dr. Helmers visiting from the Scottsdale campus.

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March 28, 2017

Summer Spotlight: What summer programs should new students participate in?

Let's face it: changing schools can be exciting and intimidating. There's so much to think about when it comes to a student's first year at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. You've got a lot of questions, like, "what should I do prepare my student in math?" or, "what extracurriculars might my child summer.jpg
want to participate in?" even "will she like the lunch" We know your child is probably most concerned with things like, "will I make friends?" and "will my teachers be nice?"

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January 26, 2017

Summer 2017 Spotlight: Traditional Day Camp

In addition to her role as the Summer Principal, Ms. Taylor Connor is also the architect of our day camp for students entering PreK4 - Grade 4. Recently we sat down with Ms. Connor, who is part of our full time faculy during the school year, to get her thoughts on her role as our Summer Principal and her vision for our day camp program.

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June 1, 2016

Summer Spotlight: The History of Medicine

summer.jpgBASIS Independent Summer in Brooklyn is thrilled to offer families one of the most innovative and engaging STEM programs in New York City: The History of Medicine. The brainchild of BASIS.ed rock star Mrunali Das who teaches Math and AP Psychology at BASIS Scottsdale, this program takes an interdisciplinary approach to discovering medicine by examining its historical development through the lens of history, philosophy, math, and biology. Advanced, interdisciplinary programs such as this are rarely made available to students entering grades 4-10.

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March 30, 2016

Summer Spotlight: Spanish Immersion with Ms. Liliana Arzate

Did you know: Spanish is the second most studied language in the world? As the official language for 22 countries in the world, it’s easy to make a case for why studying Spanish is important. This summer, students entering grades 4-10 have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language with BASIS Independent Brooklyn Spanish instructor, Ms. Liliana Arzate. A native speaker from Mexico City, Ms. Arzate has developed a fun and innovative program that will showcase the beauty of the Spanish language by using history, art, film, dance, food, and field trips. Recently, I sat down with Ms. Arzate to learn more about her vision for the program and why she is so passionate about teaching in the summer. Below are photos from last summer's Spanish Immersion program fiesta at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley.

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March 17, 2016

Summer Spotlight: What summer programs should new students participate in?

Let's face it: change isn't easy. Changing schools is surely no exception. There's so much to think about when it comes to a student's first year at BASIS Independent Brooklyn. You've got a lot of questions, like, "what should I do prepare my student in math?" or, "what extracurriculars might my child want to participate in?" even "will she like the lunch" We know your child is probably most concerned with things like, "will I make friends?" and "will my teachers be nice?"

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February 18, 2016

Summer Spotlight: Traditional Day Camp

In addition to her role as the Summer Principal, Ms. Pugh is also the brains behind our Traditional Day Camp for students entering grades K-5. Recently I sat down with Ms. Pugh, who acts as a Dean of Students during the school year, to get her thoughts on her role as our Summer Principal, her vision for the Traditional Day Camp program, and our summer program as a whole.

Matthew Beller: What piqued your interest in becoming the Summer Principal for BASIS Independent Brooklyn?

LaNesha Pugh: I wanted the chance to build and display my educational vision of a fun, interactive and imaginative learning environment, and the summer program was the perfect opportunity.

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