Posts about School Design

July 6, 2017

A Glimpse into Manhattan Facility Upgrades

One of the most present questions on the minds of BASIS Independent Manhattan parents right now is, "What will our new campus look like?" We are thrilled to be in the thick of the process of upgrading our facility and working toward a completed building that lives up to the standards of BASIS Curriculum Schools in the heart of the Upper West Side.

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February 24, 2017

BASIS Independent Manhattan - Design Renderings

There are so many exciting things that we will get to celebrate as a community in 2017 at BASIS Independent Manhattan. Many families have asked about what to expect with design and facility, and many of our decisions go beyond being purely functional. Our building will speak to the culture of our program and the type of learning community we are bringing to Manhattan. Below are the first set of schoolhouse renderings and thoughts from the Head of School Jesse Rizzo on how these designs will help create and support our school community:

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January 17, 2017

Unveiling BASIS Independent Manhattan Outdoor Playground and Terrace!

Play and physical activity are critical to a child’s development and focus in school. We know that fresh air and outdoor play fuels creativity which leads to academic gains in the classroom. Free play also provides students with opportunities to develop social competence. That is why we are pleased to present our concept renderings for BASIS Independent Manhattan's second floor terrace playground and outdoor gathering space!

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Inspired by Finland’s approach to recess, BASIS Independent Schools typically separate out the 45-minute recess block into shorter bursts throughout the academic day. BASIS Independent Manhattan will offer three 15 minute recess blocks in elementary grades in addition to Physical Education and Movement classes.

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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.

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