Posts about 2nd Grade

March 23, 2016

Former BASIS Independent Brooklyn Parent & Current Bay Area Resident Shares Her Perspective

BASIS Independent Fremont, our second school in Silicon Valley, plants its flag as our first primary program present in the region. We do, however, enjoy a legacy of success and parent satisfaction with our primary program around the country.

Meet Krithika R., former BASIS Independent Brooklyn mom to (now) 2nd grader Akshara R., and current Silicon Valley resident. Krithika brings with her to the valley a unique perspective: she both deeply understands BASIS Independent Schools as well as the reality of what it means to educate her children in the Bay Area. Keep reading for her perspective on the BASIS Independent Schools primary program and what this means for the Bay Area:

What made you switch to BASIS Independent in the first place?

Krithika R.: I was looking for a school that my daughter could grow in until 12th grade. BASIS Independent Brooklyn was a school that very clearly gave my daughter individual strength and independence while challenging her capacity to meet and exceed her potential. She was previously in a Montessori program and loved it. She thrived and excelled in it, but also didn’t push herself as much there. I knew she eventually would, but I didn’t want to wait a long time to see her meet her capacity. I wanted to see her push herself a little harder. Sometimes we all need a little push to get the ball rolling.

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March 2, 2016

Parent Perspectives: Ben, Dad to Second Graders

What’s it like to be the parent of a child at BASIS Independent?

Parent Perspectives, a content blog series from our sister school in Brooklyn, answers precisely this question. We asked a few parents to share their thoughts on our program: What’s most surprising? What was the thought process in selecting BASIS Independent Brooklyn for their child?

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Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Fremont 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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