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January 11, 2022

"Easy Peasy" Tips to Effectively Communicate with Your Learner

The New Year is a time for reflection, establishing new goals, embracing new passions and challenges, and connecting with loved ones. With this sentiment in mind, now is an ideal time to engage with your student about what is most important in their lives. However, for some families effectively communicating with their child is easier said than done.

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July 5, 2016

Adjusting to School: Mr. Aiken's Perspective

When parents are considering enrolling their children at BASIS Independent Schools, a lot of the questions we often receive at our Informational Events centers around ensuring a smooth transition into our program. We gathered a few of the most popular questions and asked the Head of School for our sister school BASIS Independent McLean to provide his insight into how our program is set up to ensure success before BASIS Independent, and after. 

QUESTION: Are my children prepared for a rigorous academic program?

IMG_0461.jpg"The greatest indicator of success is the child’s desire to be at BASIS Independent. If a student is hungry for more, wanting to be challenged, and craves more authentic learning experiences, then navigating some of the potential difficulties is always much easier.

Our program is designed to ramp up as the school matures.  From a new school perspective, it is easier to enter BASIS Independent in a campus’s early years as opposed to when it is more established, as the content of the curriculum takes into account a wider distribution or prior exposure and preparation. Obviously, this conversation is different with a new 9th grader than a new 1st grader. 

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April 5, 2016

Head of School Dr. Ashley Leyba Takes Us Inside BASIS Independent Brooklyn

It doesn't come as a surprise that families considering BASIS Independent Fremont are eager for opportunities to get "inside" and see what it will be like. As a new school, we know how valuable it is for families to touch and feel the experience of going to a BASIS Independent School.

Luckily, I was able to take a tour of our sister school BASIS Independent Brooklyn and am happy to offer you a first-hand account of my experience. 

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January 27, 2016

Meet Head of School, Dr. Ashley Leyba!

Founding Head of School Dr. Ashley Leyba’s deep subject matter expertise, rich educational background, and strong belief in the importance of fostering community, make her an ideal BASIS Independent Schools administrator.

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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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