The Symbiotic Classroom is a hallmark element of our Primary Program, but what does that mean to a parent? How do our students benefit? We take this biology term and translate it into a successful teaching model that pairs a Subject Expert Teacher (SET) and a Learning Expert Teacher (LET). Read on to have this SET/LET relationship explained.
Imagine being back at school, sitting in a class where you already know the material, feeling like you're "ahead" of everyone else. This is boring! Then you head to a class you don't like, but it is only because you are struggling to understand the lesson. The teacher is going too fast!
Have you seen your child build a magnificent tower just for it to fall down, or study so hard for a test but not do well on it? We are all familiar with failure and must face it regularly, but when it comes to our children it can be difficult to see them struggle. Enter the desirable traits of resilience and perseverance, as well as the difficult-to-teach skills of critical thinking and problem-solving.
At BASIS Independent Manhattan, we delight in giving students the opportunity to explore problems from new angles, apply their knowledge to the real world, and learn all of this through hands-on work and projects. This type of academic and developmental growth is elucidated by the journey of a PreK-4 student through our spiraling engineering curriculum.
If you google 'Classics', it is defined as the study of the languages, literature, material culture, and history of the societies of the ancient world, together with their influence on later periods and cultures right up to the present day.
This might sound dry to some, but not to anyone who has met our Subject Expert Teacher, Mr. Dome. We sat down with him to discuss his love of the Classics, passion for teaching, and very popular Latin-speaking podcast.
We are excited to be accepting applications for PreK-10 in our Regular Admissions cycle for the 2022-23 school year. Submit your application today!
The admissions process could seem overwhelming or confusing, especially with various components that must be completed by certain dates and deadlines. We have assembled all of the information you need to know in this one blog post so you can get all your questions answered and more easily get started.
First, let's start with a brief primer about us. At BASIS Independent Manhattan, students and Subject Expert Teachers engage in a spiraling liberal arts and sciences curriculum benchmarked to the best education systems in the world. We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self-reliance and accountability in an environment where learning is encouraged and celebrated.
BASIS Independent Manhattan has a mission of creating rigor in a joyful environment. The only way for that to be successful is to have complete student support in both academics and social-emotional learning. We believe in the importance of fostering an academic journey encompassing the whole student, one that prepares them for a future in our ever-changing world. How do we do this? With the world-renowned BASIS Curriculum, stellar teachers, and structured student support.
You still have time to register for our Fall Open House on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
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.