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June 28, 2022

Students Earn National World Language Honors 2022

Félicitations! Gratulationes! Felicitaciones! 恭喜! Middle and high school students received honors based on their performance on a 2022 national language exam. Every student in grade 7 and above chooses a language (French, Latin, Mandarin, or Spanish) to study, and each April, our students participate in the national French, Latin, and Spanish exams, which are taken by students across the country. This year, it is the first time that we offered HSK, the Chinese Proficiency Test to our students. Students from primary to high school all passed their levels of test. We are thrilled to see our students thrive in learning various languages.

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June 6, 2022

BASIS Independent Schools: The Class of 2022!

The college placement results for the Class of 2022 have arrived!

BASIS Independent Schools students continue to prove they are the future leaders of our generation. This year, graduates across our entire network of schools—from New York City and the Washington, D.C. Metro Area to California—achieved notable acceptances to some of the top colleges and universities not only in the U.S., but across the world.

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May 4, 2022

BASIS Independent McLean’s Class of 2022 College Acceptances

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 for their determination and success in the college application process this year. The list below is indicative of their varied interests and talents. While additional acceptances are still possible from waitlists, all seniors have secured a spot at an amazing institution of higher education for the next four years.

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April 27, 2022

From the Admissions Director: Get to Know Grade 7 at BIM

As we continue to explore Middle School at BIM, I met with Riya ’27 to spend a day in her shoes and talk about transitioning to middle school at BIM! Riya and her twin brother, Ronit, came to BIM in grade 6 and quickly joined the Student Ambassador Program. Riya enjoys the freedom to look more deeply into topics that peek her interest – both inside and outside of the classroom. She particularly likes that BIM encourages students to start new clubs and enjoys being involved on campus.

Here Riya shared a typical school day in grade 7 and more details about the support that students receive as they transition to BIM.

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April 4, 2022

From the Admissions Director: Get to Know Grade 6 at BIM

What better way to learn about Middle School at BIM than from a current student! Naina ’28 enjoys being part of the BIM community, especially the relationships that she has built with fellow students and teachers. She loves BIM so much that she became a student ambassador. While BIM is a school focused on building a supportive community, students in the BIM Student Ambassador Program take an active role in sharing our school and their experience with prospective and admitted families.

In this blog, I follow Naina through a day at BIM and ask her what makes BIM unique. At BIM, each period is 50 minutes with a 5-minute passing period before and afterwards. The day includes 8 periods with one period being a combination of lunch and an advisory period in the middle school years.

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January 10, 2022

From the Admissions Director: Explore BIM in 2022

We invite you to join our Virtual Open House on Saturday, January 22. Open House is the best way to learn about our advanced curriculum, discover our talented subject expert teachers, and meet our dynamic students and parents!

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December 8, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Middle School Subject Expert Teacher Mr. Predebon

History is so much more than dates and people, and History Subject Expert Teacher Mr. Predebon shows that to his students with lots of hands-on activities and debates. From debates to scavenger hunts to trivia review games, you never know what might be going on when you step into Mr. Predebon’s class.

We sat down to speak with Mr. Predebon about why he loves history, how he has fun with the subject and his students, and why he advises afterschool clubs and sports.

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November 30, 2021

100% of BASIS Independent McLean Upperclassmen Earn AP Scholar Awards

All of our 2020-2021 juniors and seniors earned an AP Scholar award, recognition from the College Board based on their performance on their 2021 AP exams. In addition, 80% of all high school students in grades 9-12 earned this recognition. These awards recognize students who have demonstrated both a depth and breadth of knowledge because their work has shown college-level mastery across multiple disciplines.

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Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! McLean 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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