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September 21, 2017

First Day of the Inaugural Year: Q&A with Head of School, Jesse Rizzo

On September 5, 2017, BASIS Independent Manhattan opened its doors to 150 students for the first day of its inaugural year. For what seemed like an ordinary day to some was years in the making for us. At the helm of the journey has been Jesse Rizzo, Head of School. She, along with her carefully selected faculty and staff, dedicated countless hours to preparing for BASIS Independent Manhattan's opening on the Upper West Side. They've sown the seed of a world quality education unlike anything for years to come!


After the whirlwind of the first day of school, we sat down with Ms. Rizzo to ask her a few questions.

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