BASIS Independent Fremont will launch its high school with grade 9 for the 2020–21 school year and add a new grade level each year until BASIS Independent Fremont is a full TK–12 program.
“Our teachers, our students, and our families have created a thriving community where learning is loved and celebrated,” says Head of School Dr. Ashley Leyba. “The addition of our high school will continue our standards in academic excellence while uniquely preparing students to not only enter top colleges and universities, but also excel in these environments and beyond.”
We are excited to open the doors to the High School Program next fall, as well as the opportunities that await both our eager students and dedicated Subject Expert Teachers.
Here are six things you should know about our High School Program.
As the new school year begins for our five BASIS Independent Schools campuses, we’re seeing all of the crucial elements of our program and classrooms come together after a summer of brainstorming and meticulous preparation.
We've enjoyed meeting all of the families who have joined us at an Information Session or an Open House. Many of the questions we receive at our events are usually Admissions-related, so we've compiled a list of the top eight questions below:
1. What is the difference between Early Admissions and Regular Admissions?
Early Admissions applicants will receive an admissions decision via e-mail by end of day on Monday, December 11, 2017. Regular Admissions applicants will receive an admissions decision via e-mail by end of day on Monday, March 12, 2018.
Many thanks to those who participated in our Early and Regular Admissions cycle! We had a large number of applicants and have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them.
Based on demand, we are now moving into a Rolling Admissions cycle and continue to accept applications for grades 1-6. Although our Regular Admissions cycle is now complete, it’s not too late to apply to BASIS Independent Fremont for the 2017-18 school year.
How does it work? Read below carefully for steps on how to submit an application during our Rolling Admissions cycle.
Our inaugural school year is in full swing! We can genuinely say that we have an amazing budding school community, so naturally we're already looking forward to the 2017-18 school year. We've enjoyed meeting all of the families who have joined us at an Information Session or an Open House. Many of the questions we receive at our events are usually Admissions-related, so we've compiled a list of the top 7 questions below.
As families consider BASIS Independent Fremont for their children, the question of, "Is my child prepared to transition to this accelerated academic program?" invariably rises to the surface. It might, in fact, be one of the most important questions looming large on the minds of our families.
Unfortunately, there is no "one answer" to this question. It cannot be answered in a blog post; it is highly personal, and based on the child in question. Our door is always open to discuss the transition to BASIS Independent Fremont with you, so don't hesitate to reach out and schedule a meeting.
With that being said, after nearly 20 years experience helping students from countless educational backgrounds transition to our program, we have learned a thing (or two!) about how kids from specific pedagogic backgrounds acclimate to the content-rich BASIS.ed academic model. We'd like to dive deeper into how students coming from programs teaching The Montessori Method of Education transition into our program. This child-centered educational approach focuses on developing the whole child via multi-age classrooms, uninterrupted blocks of school work, guided choice time, and learning materials specific to the method. We see many students come to BASIS Independent, particularly in the primary years, having had the Montessori Method of education play a prominent role in the building of their learning foundation.
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.
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.