The 2023 Niche school rankings are in and BASIS Independent Schools has remained a rankings powerhouse! As a network of six campuses—three of which have graduating classes—in locations across New York, Northern Virginia, the Bay Area, and the greater Seattle area, we are thrilled to achieve such impressive national recognition year after year.

High School TeacherNiche is the leader in K–12 school rankings and provides in-depth profiles on every school in America using powerful search and data tools. The 2023 Niche Best Private High Schools Rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics, data, and millions of reviews from students and parents. Ranking factors include SAT/ACT scores, the quality of colleges that students consider, student-teacher ratio, private school ratings, and more. The data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education, Niche users, and the schools directly.

Please Note: These rankings highlight the three BASIS Independent Schools with a complete High School Program. Our other campus locations in Manhattan, Fremont, and Bellevue continue to grow each year and will qualify for these once they have become a fully mature school. 

We look forward to bringing the same excellence to these schools in future years!

BASIS Independent Brooklyn


Top College Prep Private High School in Brooklyn


Best College Prep Private High Schools in New York


Best Private K–12 Schools in New York

BASIS Independent McLean


Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia


Best Private K–12 Schools in Virginia


Best Private High Schools in Virginia


Best High Schools for STEM in Virginia

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley


Best High Schools for STEM in California


Best High Schools for STEM in San Francisco Bay Area


Best High Schools for STEM in America

All of our campuses performed exceptionally well on measures aligned with our core mission: raising the standards of student learning to the highest international levels. Some campuses made great strides in their rankings from 2022, and in areas like College Prep and STEM, several of our campuses received top honors.


As noted above, some outstanding achievements this year for our network include the following:

  1. For the second year in a row, BASIS Independent Brooklyn has been recognized among the Best College Prep Private High Schools in New York and also moved up in several rankings including the Best Private K–12 Schools in New York.
  2. BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has maintained its placement in the top 5 ranking for the Best High Schools for STEM in America, California, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
  3. BASIS Independent McLean was again named #1 in Best College Prep High School in Virginia and also moved up to the #1 spots for best Private K–12 School and Best Private High School in Virginia.

Toby Walker, Vice President of BASIS Independent Schools, offered this statement: “At its core, BASIS Independent Schools is a community—one that is diverse, passionate, and ultimately dedicated to advanced academic inquiry through student exploration, choice, and hard work. These rankings reflect the commitment of our staff, students, and families to the pursuit of excellence.”

_DSC9930Congratulations to each of our campuses, including our students, faculty and staff, and parents, on these national rankings! The eagerness, motivation, and resilience of the BASIS Independent Schools community never cease to amaze us, and we look forward to setting new standards year after year.



Learn more about our High School Program, the BASIS Curriculum, and our Lower School (K - Grade 7 on the UWS) and Upper school (Grades 6 - 12 in Chelsea) at a BASIS Independent Manhattan admissions event.