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!
We've enjoyed meeting all of the families who have applied or joined us at a virtual event. Many of the questions we receive at our events are usually Admissions-related, so we've compiled a list of the top ten questions below.
#1 - When is the application deadline?
The deadline to submit a Regular Admissions application is Thursday, January 28, 2021. Only the application is required by this time. You can submit an application here.
#2 - What are the required materials to complete an application?
+ Online Family Meeting
+ Online Entrance Exam (Grades 2 - 9)
+ Online Play Date (TK - Grade 1)
+ Official Transcripts (Current year and past two years)
+ Math and English Teacher recommendations
#3 - When must the required materials be submitted/completed by?
Applicants need to complete all required appointments and submit all supplemental materials before or by Thursday, February 25, 2021.
#4 - What will my child be tested on for the entrance exam?
All applicants are required to take an online BASIS Independent Schools Entrance Exam. Our traditional process of in-person testing has shifted to an online model. Our online Entrance Exam covers three areas: Math, English/Language Arts, and Writing. The content of these exams is based on the foundational material for the grade students are applying for.
Click here to read Frequently Asked Questions about our Admissions Entrance Exam.
#5 - What is a Family Meeting?
A Family Meeting is a 25-30 minute interview with either a member of our Admissions Team or school administration. During this meeting, we would like to get to know your child and family. If both parents are not available, only one parent is required to attend. Students applying to Grade 2 and above must attend this meeting.
Click here to read more information about what to expect at your virtual Family Meeting.
#6 - What is a Play Date?
A Play Date is a play-based assessment for students applying to TK, Kindergarten, and Grade 1, that provides our teachers, administrators, and admissions staff the opportunity to get to know your child and observe your child’s social-emotional and academic development in a one-on-one setting. Play Dates generally last 30 minutes and feature time for our teacher or administrator to get to know your child, followed by an age-appropriate lesson or activity.
Click here to read more information about what to expect at your virtual Play Date.
#7 - How do we make our admissions decisions?
All admissions decisions are made by the Admissions Committee, which includes the Admissions Team and school leadership. They evaluate every applicant on our admissions requirements including the entrance exam, Family Meeting, transcripts, and teacher recommendation letters.
Overall, we look for enthusiastic students who want to be a part of this program, who are willing to work hard, willing to ask questions, willing to help others, and willing to have fun!
#8 - When will I know my admissions decision?
Families are notified of an admissions decision by end of day on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, which aligns with decisions from other private schools in the Bay Area.
#9 - If I receive an acceptance, when do I need to make a commitment by?
Once you receive and review your acceptance, we need to receive your electronically signed enrollment agreement and $2,500 non-refundable deposit before or by 5:00 PM PST on Friday, March 26, 2021.
#10 - What are the tuition and fees for the 2021-22 school year?
Families have the option to pay tuition all at once in one payment, split tuition into two half payments, or spread tuition across ten monthly payments.
Join us for our last Virtual Information Sessions for this Regular Admissions season on Sunday, January 24! Attending an Information Session is the best way for prospective families to receive a more detailed review of the BASIS Curriculum, and meet our Subject Expert Teachers and currently enrolled students and parents!
Final Information Sessions of Regular Admissions
Sunday, January 24
Transitional Kindergarten: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM - Click here to register!
High School (Grades 9-12): 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM - Click here to register!
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