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December 23, 2020

Top 5 blogs of 2020

2020 has been quite a year! We regularly publish articles on student life, our community, school accomplishments, and more to both celebrate and highlight our school and students! From college acceptance information to Parent Perspectives, read on to review the Top 5 most read blog posts of 2020. We look forward to 2021, and to seeing what's in store for our thriving school community!

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December 14, 2020

Why Mandarin?

This blog has been repurposed from the BASIS.ed blog with a few changes, which you can find here.

When families begin learning about our Early Learning and Primary programs, they often ask us the same question: “Why do we teach Mandarin to all our students?"

Mandarin is a required part of our curriculum from Transitional Kindergarten to Grade 4 because Mandarin provides our early learners with the opportunity to engage both sides of their brains.

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November 23, 2020

The SET/LET Relationship: The Symbiotic Classroom Experience

One of the defining elements of our Primary Program is our Symbiotic Classroom, a teaching model that pairs a Subject Expert Teacher with a Learning Expert Teacher for every core discipline. 

Imagine that you are back at school, sitting in class. Maybe it's a class you excel at, and sometimes you feel distracted or bored because you've read ahead and you already know the material. Or maybe you’re in a class you don’t like very much because you struggle with the material. Why is the teacher going so fast? You barely understood the last lesson!

Now imagine there was a second teacher in that classroom, one who knew your strengths and areas for improvement, who could work with you to make sure you were achieving your potential in the best way for you. This is the approach that best describes the SET/LET model at BASIS Independent Fremont.

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November 19, 2020

BASIS Independent Students Again Take the Lead in Global Readiness

In a global economy, in an environment that is hyperconnected to a substantial amount of information and knowledge sharing, students need to be prepared with the skills to actively participate, not spectate. When students are participants, they can synthesize large amounts of information to make significant contributions for themselves and for those around them.

For these reasons and more, BASIS Independent Schools adheres to a simple and powerful mission - to educate students to the highest international levels. We benchmark our program to the best education systems in the world and in the process, have developed a global best practices approach to education from toddlers to grade 12.

How do we measure the outcomes of our mission? We look to the gold standard, the OECD and PISA.

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October 28, 2020

Choosing the Right School

Dr. Leyba, our Head of School at BASIS Independent Fremont, has been completely committed to creating the best possible learning experience for our students this year. She knows how difficult it is to find the right school for your child, especially during this unique and unprecedented time. Dr. Leyba wants to provide families with the right information and tools so that they may make an informed and confident decision about what school their child(ren) should attend. Read on to learn what Dr. Leyba has to say!

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October 19, 2020

Admissions FAQ: What to expect on our Fall 2021 Online Entrance Exam

Thank you for your interest in BASIS Independent Fremont for the 2021-22 school year. Our mission is to educate students to the highest international levels with a spiraling liberal arts and sciences curriculum benchmarked to the best education systems in the world. We work tirelessly to maintain a joyful learning culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes. We are delighted to know that you are considering our program!

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October 8, 2020

Transitional Kindergarten: Foundation for Flourishing

For students not yet old enough for Kindergarten, the Transitional Kindergarten at BASIS Independent Fremont provides a unique program that creates a strong foundation for learning at a young age. But what makes this program work? The wonderful teachers, of course! Read on for insights from the current BASIS Independent Fremont Transitional Kindergarten teachers to discover why they love working with our youngest learners.

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September 2, 2020

Distance Learning and College Prep

Mr. McNeice, our Associate Head of School for the Upper School (Grades 6-12) at BASIS Independent Fremont, has been completely committed to creating the best possible learning experience for our students this year. In the course of his research in how to support our students and teachers in distance or hybrid learning models, he arrived at a surprising and positive conclusion. Read on to learn what Mr. McNeice has found!

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September 1, 2020

Meet Our College Counselor!

Every parent’s hope is for their child to receive a quality education and college guidance. At BASIS Independent Fremont, your child will experience an academic curriculum that is second to none. When students reach Grade 9, they are challenged with a rigorous high school curriculum that prepares them for college academics and beyond.

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August 1, 2020

Fremont Fall 2021 Admissions Guide: Applying for Grades TK-9

We are excited to launch admissions for Fall 2021 for grades TK-9!

Admissions is now open and you may click here to submit your application for our Early or Regular Admissions cycle.

At BASIS Independent Fremont, students and Subject Expert Teachers engage in a spiraling liberal arts and sciences curriculum benchmarked to the best education systems in the world. We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self reliance and accountability in an environment where learning is encouraged and celebrated.

Early and Regular Admissions
This year, we have two admissions cycles: Early and Regular Admissions. Early Admissions is only open for Transitional Kindergarten (TK), while Regular Admissions is for grades TK-9.

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