Posts about 5th Grade

March 3, 2016

A Day in the Life of A 5th Grader

Fifth grade at BASIS Independent presents students with the special opportunity of getting a fantastic "jump start" on middle school. The accelerated, rigorous 5th grade curriculum caters to all different types of learners, making it an attractive program to parents and students alike. Guided by passionate Subject Expert Teachers, 5th grade students learn the foundation of our rich, STEM-focused, liberal arts BASIS.ed curriculum, which is utilized in some of the very best schools both nationally and globally.

BASIS Independent 5th graders are not only on the path to advanced academics, but are also developing a deep love of learning that will last them a lifetime. We're often asked what a typical day in 5th grade looks like at BASIS Independent. Today we get a glimpse into the 5th grade experience at our grades 5-12 sister school BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, courtesy of an administrator who was able to spend the day shadowing the students. 

Upon asking many of our students what life is like as a 5th grader at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, I often heard a powerful two-word answer: “It’s awesome!” Recently, I decided to try 5th grade out for myself. Though I realized I may not be smarter than one of our 5th graders, I can say with complete confidence - 5th grade really is awesome.

Recently, I took advantage of a welcomed day-long opportunity to observe all-things 5th grade. Keep reading for highlights of my day.


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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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