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February 16, 2017

Summer Spotlight: Astronomy

Summer Program Spotlight on Astronomy

This week our spotlight series is on one of our science programs, Astronomy, which was developed and is taught by BASIS Independent Brooklyn all-star Mr. Joshua Winter. Astronomy is a full-day program that will give students entering Grades 5-8 the opportunity to learn about the foundation of our planet and the solar Winter_Joshua_0051.jpgsystem through interactive classroom instruction and exciting field trips.

The program will be held during the first week of BASIS Independent Summer on our Brooklyn campus July 10-14.

We took the opportunity to talk to Mr. Winter to learn more about the programs and hear why he is excited to be part of the summer program. 

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March 21, 2016

Summer Spotlight: Mr. Steve D’Amato, English and Minecraft Instructor

00420.jpgBASIS Independent Brooklyn all-star teacher Mr. Steve D’Amato is thrilled to be leading two popular summer programs: English and Minecraft. I recently sat down with Mr. D’Amato to learn more about his vision for these two programs and why he decided to spend his summer at BASIS Independent Brooklyn.

Matthew Beller: Can you tell the BASIS Independent community why you chose to spend your summer with us?

Steve D’Amato: I decided to teach the summer program here at BASIS Independent Brooklyn because I want to give students the opportunity to brush up on their English, writing, and reading skills. Additionally, as the senior moderator of the most populous club at school, I felt that offering a Minecraft Club section was not only necessary, but also essential to ensuring some good ‘ol summertime gaming fun.

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February 26, 2016

Summer Spotlight: Science Exploration & Astronomy

Summer Program Spotlight on Science Exploration and Astronomy

This week our spotlight series is on two of our science programs, Science Exploration and Astronomy, which are created and taught by BASIS Independent Brooklyn all-stars Dr. Angela Hahn and Mr. Joshua Winter respectively. Science Exploration is a half-day all hands on laboratory program in which students will conduct a variety of science experiments in the disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Astronomy is a full day program that will give students the opportunity to learn about the foundation of our planet and the solar system through classroom instruction, field trips and a nighttime viewing of the stars on the last day of the program.

I recently sat down with Dr. Hahn and Mr. Winter to learn more about their programs and hear why they are excited to be part of the inaugural BASIS Independent Summer Program in Brooklyn. 

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February 15, 2016

From Transportation to Teachers: Top 5 BASIS Independent Summer FAQs

summer.jpgThe recent release of the summer program offerings has a lot of folks excited! From Traditional Day Camp to Astronomy to The History of Medicine (and everything in between!) our summer program has something for everyone. We've compiled answers to the top 5 questions that we're hearing, but if you have questions of your own, please do not hesitate to reach out to us, or leave them in the comments section below!

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March 5, 2015

Confirmed: Steve D’Amato to Lead Popular Minecraft & Environmental Awareness Summer Courses


Steve D’Amato found his way to BASIS Independent Brooklyn by following his lifelong passion for teaching students of all ages to read literature. In the past seven years, Steve has worked as a dedicated Professor of English and Writing at both Brooklyn College and York College of the City University of New York, and as an expert 6th - 12th grade English and Language Arts teacher at other private institutions in the tri-state area. While he specializes in Rhetoric, Composition, and Literature, Steve has also created and taught specialty research courses in film and drama.

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February 13, 2015

Get Ready for Summertime in the City: BASIS Independent Summer is Here!

BASIS Independent Summer

Registration is officially open for BASIS Independent Summer! Now’s the time to select the perfect enrichment program or camp to keep your student actively engaged and ahead of the curve this summer.

Conveniently located in our Red Hook facility, BASIS Independent Summer is open to all BASIS and non-BASIS students in grades 1 – 12.

Weekly and bi-weekly, full and half day offerings, ranging from:

  • Traditional Day Camp
  • Arts
    • Orchestra
    • Digital Photography

  • Science
    • Astronomy
    • Biology
    • Minecraft
    • Environmental Awareness

  • Foreign Language Immersion
    • Mandarin
    • French

  • Educational Game Design 

Don’t delay! Registration ends May 15th and space is limited.

Visit the official BASIS Independent Summer website for a complete list of program offerings and registration details.

Questions? Our dedicated Director of Summer Programs is happy to talk.
Matthew Beller
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January 31, 2015

2015 BASIS Independent Summer Program

Mark Your Calendars!
BASIS Independent Summer: July 6 – August 14, 2015

It’s almost here! At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, learning and fun don’t stop when the regular school year_DSC3099-515674-edited ends.

BASIS Independent Summer will offer a wide variety of academic and recreation programs. Conveniently located at our Red Hook facility and taught by our BASIS Independent expert educators, staff, and local recreation specialists.

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