What is a typical day like for a BASIS Independent Manhattan 6th grader? One student summed it up by saying, “It’s hard, but it’s fun.” Well, there is definitely a lot more to it than that. Here, we take a look inside the classroom by following Neve R. and the grade 6 class, otherwise known as the element: Iodine. Through the day, they are faced with challenging work, new lessons and information, and choices at every turn. Read on to see what a day in the life of a 6th grader looks like at BASIS Independent Manhattan.
To celebrate the opening of BASIS Independent Manhattan, our Visual Arts Subject Expert Teacher, Mr. Stephen Smith, tasked his 6th grade class with creating a work of art that would mark the occasion. After thoughtful examination and brainstorming, the emerging theme for the students was that our school community is a global community. They wanted to create a reflection of the diverse backgrounds of their classmates and to show they are united with one common goal—to receive a world-class education in a joyful and rigorous environment.
As the first day of our inaugural school year approaches, we're thrilled to unveil to you the team that will make up the founding faculty and staff of BASIS Independent Manhattan. We're pleased to introduce to you Subject Expert Teacher in Latin, Classics & World History, Michael Camba.
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.