In the vibrant art scene of New York City, having a public art piece comes with prestige. We are proud to share that Ms. Carmen Recio (Visual Arts Subject Expert Teacher, PreK-5) has her first artwork on display through The Audubon Mural Project, and it is on display in Washington Heights. Through a unique blend of passion, community engagement, and avian inspiration, Ms. Recio shares her experience with us, the community, and her students.
Passion, Perseverance, and the Intersection of Biomedical Research & Computer Science: Meet the Winner of the 2023 Fellows Scholarship for Excellence in Senior Projects!
The leaves are falling, the air is turning crisp, and seniors are putting the finishing touches on their college applications: it’s October, so one would think that the third trimester would be far from students’ minds at the moment. In reality, seniors at BASIS Independent Schools are hard at work in the beginning stages of their Senior Projects!
BASIS Independent Manhattan Upper School has elected a new student council president and vice president for the 2023-2024 school year: Hudson (Gr. 11) and Stella L. (Gr. 8). This brother-sister duo are passionate about making the Upper School a better place for all students.
The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the Semiﬁnalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program and nearly 60% of BASIS Independent Schools Class of 2024 have been recognized as Semifinalists and Commended Scholars this school year.
20% of the Class of 2024 have been named Semifinalists across our five high schools including BASIS Independent Brooklyn, Fremont, Manhattan, McLean, and Silicon Valley. Each state has different cutoff scores for the honors, and our BASIS Independent Schools are in some of the most competitive states – California, New York, and Virginia -- for semifinalist qualification.
The 2024 Niche private school rankings have been released, and BASIS Independent Schools maintains its position as a national leader in K–12 education. We are excited that our network’s campuses consistently received significant national recognition year after year. These rankings are a testament to the strength of the internationally benchmarked BASIS Curriculum, the unwavering dedication of our Learning and Subject Expert Teachers and their steadfast commitment to equipping students for success as they embark on their journey to excel in the world’s top colleges and universities.
As we reflect on the first few weeks of school and successful Meet the Teacher events, we are eager to hear from our Head of School, LaNette Hodge. With her focused and intentional leadership style, she has spent the summer collaborating with her staff and crafting a set of core values to guide BASIS Independent Manhattan throughout the 2023-24 year.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, ofﬁcials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the Semiﬁnalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. In our school's first year of eligibility, we are pleased to share that two BASIS Independent Manhattan seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists. These students have been with our school since the beginning, starting in 6th grade. Throughout their time here, they have consistently excelled in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service.
The application for the 2024-25 school year is now available for PreK - Grade 10. Join our community!
At BASIS Independent Manhattan, we invite those with a passion for international learning, a drive to excel, and a commitment to contributing meaningfully to a dynamic, vibrant, and thriving community. Our supportive and encouraging learning environment, led by Learning and Subject Expert Teachers, fosters ambition and joy in learning, empowering our students to discover their potential. Along the way, we develop participants, not spectators.
Outside of the classroom, our students actively engage in a variety of athletic, club, and competitive offerings to explore their passions and interests and build lasting connections with their peers.
We invite you to learn more about the admissions process at BASIS Independent Manhattan, home of the Wildcats!
We know there's nothing like being on campus, in a classroom, among our students and faculty and witnessing the BASIS Curriculum first-hand. To deliver that experience, we are thrilled to provide a look inside the BASIS Independent Manhattan Upper School (serving grades 6-12). During the summer, while many people travel and the building undergoes improvements and upgrades, we are pleased to offer the next best thing with this virtual video tour.
Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Manhattan is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.