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February 9, 2018

BASIS Curriculum Schools News Roundup

BASIS Curriculum Schools is no stranger to making the news—whether its large scale recognition for its academic program or stories of the differences our students make volunteering in and supporting their local community. We make a point to share these stories out with families and readers, but want to highlight some of the most recent news.

The past several weeks have been particularly exciting for our schools—with our Silicon Valley campus’ full profile in Business Insider, a piece announcing the newest Thailand campus, and CNBC’s profile of the best high schools in the country (surprise: BASIS Curriculum Schools occupy the first three spots as well as #5 and #7). The stories are exciting in perpetuating the high performance of legacy at BASIS Curriculum Schools campuses and signify a carving out of a path for new, exciting traditions of excellence.

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September 12, 2016

Vectors: August Recap

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The past couple of weeks have been monumental for our entire network of schools, not only with the start of the 2016-17 school year for our local sister school BASIS Independent Brooklyn, but with the opening of our two newest schools, BASIS Independent McLean and BASIS Independent Fremont.

It is times like this when we reflect on how powerful it is to be part of a network, and times like this when we more than ever turn to Vectors, the BASIS.ed news site bringing you fresh inspiration and insights from the depths and far reaches of the BASIS.ed community.

Need a refresher on Vectors?

Vectors, a BASIS.ed news site, goes beyond the reaches of our school blog, Eureka! Manhattan to provide to you a window into what it means to be united by these common threads. It is a window into what is going on in and around BASIS.ed-managed schools and students throughout the country (and world!). 

Here are some highlights from stories this summer:

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September 6, 2016

Exciting News From Our Silicon Valley Sister School: The American Society of Civil Engineers Interviews Inspirational Engineering Teacher

Dr._Amin-648721-edited.jpgAccording to the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), the number of Civil Engineering clubs like the one at sister school BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has doubled in the United States in the last year. But recently, the ASCE took notice of the amazing accomplishments happening in Enginnering teacher Dr. Amin Ghafooripour's Civil Engineering Club, so they sat down with him to learn more about how he is leading the charge and inspiring the next generation of inventors and engineers. As you'll read, Dr. Amin had some pretty incredible things to say about his students, such as, “These kids don’t have any limits on their minds; there are no boundaries for their imaginations,” he said. “They can do everything. Sometimes they come up with ideas, and I say, ‘Oh, I never even thought of this.'"

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June 30, 2016

VECTORS: June Recap

We have just one story this June coming to us from Vectors, but it is a story we're very excited about, and one that is sparking quite a conversation:

Where will your children be when the 'education bubble' bursts?

This week, BASIS.ed was featured in a Bloomberg View article written by Amity Shlaes titled "Bursting the Great American Bubble: High School." Likening perception and value of education to a commodity or stock bubble, Ms. Shlaes writes that BASIS.ed schools offer a "reality check" for American high schools, which are "not great.... [or] even good." The author points to assumptions about school and what school should be that we've "ruthlessly dumped...that the education establishment has considered un-dumpable."

 
(We encourage you to get involved in the conversation in the comments section!)
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At BASIS Independent Schools, we strive to provide families, fellow educators, and anyone who is curious, with ample opportunities to learn more about who we are, why we do what we do, what it results in, and why it matters. 

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June 1, 2016

VECTORS: May Recap

At BASIS Independent Schools, we strive to provide families, fellow educators, and anyone who is curious, with ample opportunities to learn more about who we are, why we do what we do, what it results in, and why it matters. 

We are, after all, a fairly unique family of schools. With different types of BASIS.ed-managed schools all around the country, you might not know where to "start" in your search for information. Though many of us are far away from one another, we are united by the common threads of an unparalleled curriculum in both breadth and depth, and a culture driven by our insatiable desire -  as students and educators - to constantly grow, improve, and be the best version of ourselves we can be. 

Vectors.jpgVectors, a BASIS.ed news site, goes beyond the reaches of our school blog, Eureka! Manhattan to provide to you a window into what it means to be united by these common threads. It is a window into what is going on in and around BASIS.ed-managed schools and students throughout the country (and world!). Take a minute to visit Vectors and subscribe to receive their posts fresh in your inbox.

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April 19, 2016

For the Second Consecutive Day, BASIS.ed Schools Top 2016 National Rankings

3 Schools Lead U.S. News & World Report Rankings, 

One Day After 6 Schools Topped Washington Post Ranks 

This week continues to be a week of huge news for BASIS.ed as annual high school rankings are released. In the Washington Post rankings, released on Sunday, every BASIS.ed managed school eligible for the Post's rankings made it on the list! Today we share with you the results of the U.S. News & World Report rankings where BASIS.ed schools, again, had an incredible showing. Read the press release below and join us in congratulating our sister schools:

In rankings released yesterday by U.S. News & World Report, BASIS.ed schools were named the #2, #3, and #6 best high schools in the nation.

The rankings, which highlight top-performing public schools on a state and national level, had BASIS Scottsdale as #2 in the nation for the second consecutive year, as well as the #1 charter school in the nation and the #1 high school in Arizona. BASIS Tucson North was #3 nationally, the #2 charter school nationally, and the #2 high school in Arizona. BASIS Oro Valley is the #6 high school in the nation, the #3 charter in the U.S. and #3 high school in Arizona.  

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April 19, 2016

Six BASIS.ed Schools Named Best High Schools in the Nation by The Washington Post

This week is sure to be a week of huge news for BASIS.ed as annual high school rankings are released. First up is The Washington Post, released on Sunday. In an incredible validation of the power of our academic program and our students' achievements, every BASIS.ed managed school eligible for the Post's rankings made it on the list! Read the press release below and join us in congratulating our sister schools:

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April 11, 2016

BASIS Independent Manhattan Set to Open in 2017

It's the 5th private school, and 2nd in New York City, from America's leading educational network.

BASIS Independent Manhattan is excited to open to students in the fall of 2017!

Our school will be located on the Upper West Side and serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. We will begin accepting applications for students beginning this summer. Graduates of BASIS Independent Manhattan, which will be BASIS.ed's second New York City campus, will matriculate into BASIS Independent Brooklyn, the PreK – 12th grade institution located in Red Hook that opened to acclaim in 2014.  

BASIS Independent Schools was drawn to Manhattan as part of its natural growth and progression. "Our new campus will be surrounded by many of the longest-standing and most reputable private schools in the country," BASIS Independent CEO Ian Block said. "We look forward to being in such good company and offering our academic program that is utterly distinct: blending the rigorous standards and foundational disciplinary study of the best of European and Asian education with the ingenuity and creativity of American education at its finest and most innovative."

The BASIS Independent academic program is unique in that it is internationally benchmarked, which is vital in the 21st century global marketplace. Block continued, "Our flagship schools are already thriving in two of the most creative and demanding educational markets in the nation, Silicon Valley and Brooklyn. Our expansion is evidence of the demand for a new status quo of independent school education. Urban dwellers are truly evaluating what their tuition dollars are doing for them. They're seeking a program rooted in innovation, high expectations, and transparency, not to mention a lower price point and no pressure to fundraise." 

Of note:  

  • This will be the fifth school in the BASIS Independent system, after Brooklyn and Silicon Valley (opened 2014), and Fremont, California and McLean, Virginia (opening 2016). Last year, in Shenzhen, China, BASIS.ed also opened its first international school.
  • BASIS Independent Manhattan will use the identical elementary and middle school academic programs as BASIS Independent Brooklyn, which has been lauded for offering Mandarin and engineering classes from kindergarten; for its hands-on, project-based "Connections" class linking the arts, science, math, and humanities; and for its vibrant array of fine, visual, and performing arts and music coursework.
  • BASIS Independent Schools is in the final stages of securing the campus, and the new school's precise Manhattan location should be released by early summer 2016.

We're looking forward to meeting you. Be the first to know about new developments with BASIS Independent Manhattan:

 

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