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October 4, 2018

A Weekend of Academic Team Honors

Last weekend was a successful weekend for BASIS Independent McLean academic teams! Both the Model United Nations and Quiz Bowl teams competed with successful outcomes.

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October 2, 2018

Introducing The Academy at BASIS Independent McLean!

The Academy at BASIS Independent McLean is an optional innovation to the BASIS Curriculum for our students in grades 8-12, starting with grades 8-10 in the 2019-2020 school year. The Academy offers students an in-depth study of English and history, taking a text-based, seminar-style, writing-intensive approach. Students who choose this program fulfill humanities requirements specific to The Academy at BASIS Independent McLean, including taking honors history seminars that focus on core primary texts, and taking AP Seminar and AP Research that both focus on conducting original research. Students in the new program continue to take the additional BASIS Curriculum courses with their BASIS Independent McLean peers. Students who choose to enroll in The Academy will have their humanities courses replace the usual AP History and select English requirements for BASIS Independent McLean students.

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September 28, 2018

Two Students Win Mandarin Contest

Mandarin Contest-776135-editedWe are proud of Charan R. ’20 and Maria-Teresa T. ’21, who placed first and third, respectively, in the Mandarin Chinese Speech Contest sponsored by Washington Metropolitan Association of Chinese Schools. Both competed in the intermediate group for the D.C. region against other area schools.

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September 21, 2018

Prospective Parents: Join Dr. Peter Bezanson & Tiffany Conroy for a Special Information Session!

Join Dr. Peter Bezanson, CEO of BASIS.ed, and Tiffany Conroy, Interim Head of School, and the Admissions team for an information session on Saturday, September 29 at 10 AM. You will receive an overview of the BASIS Independent Schools philosophy, mission, and our top-ranked curriculum. This event is open to families from PreK (three year olds) through grade 10. Register here!

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August 30, 2018

Our Application for 2019-20 is Live!

The school year just began, but Admissions has been busy for weeks preparing for the next school year! We, at BASIS Independent McLean, are excited to announce the launch of our application for the 2019-20 school year. We are accepting applications for PreK (three year olds) through grade 10.

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July 17, 2018

Summer Institute 2018 – An Oasis of Learning in the Desert

Each year, hundreds of teachers from the various BASIS Curriculum Schools gather in Arizona for Summer Institute, a week of learning, networking, and preparing for the upcoming school year. Newly hired teachers and those changing roles attend this annual event, where they gather in peer groups to establish best practices for educating students in the context of the grades and subjects they teach within the BASIS Curriculum.

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July 3, 2018

Cultural Celebrations Throughout the Year

As Independence Day, an iconic American holiday, draws near, we are looking back on all the amazing cultural celebrations on campus throughout our 2017-18 school year. At BASIS Independent McLean, our community is enriched by the multitude of cultures and traditions that our families celebrate.

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June 22, 2018

Travel, Cooking, Politics, Music, Movies & More During Project Week

The last week of school at BASIS Independent McLean is still full of learning, but it comes in the form of Project Week, four days for students in all grades to work with their peers on multi-disciplinary projects. Students engage in a fun, new activity or trip with various other grade levels and teachers they may not have had in class.

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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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