As the new school year begins for our five BASIS Independent Schools campuses, we’re seeing all of the crucial elements of our program and classrooms come together after a summer of brainstorming and meticulous preparation.
Team spirit was absolutely bursting at our third annual Field Day on June 3, with students sporting their multi-grade team t-shirts. Students in PreK–grade 7 enjoyed a fun-filled day of team-building activities, including javelin throw, fastest to complete the course, dress relay, tug-of-war, sponge throw, and many more.
Félicitations! Gratulationes! Felicitaciones! More than 100 BASIS Independent McLean students received honors based on their performance on a 2019 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. We are thrilled to see our students thrive in learning various languages.
Today, we recognize over 100 BASIS Independent McLean students below who received honors.
Thank you to the dozens of student who entered a submission to our third annual Communications Journal (CJ) Art Contest. We will proudly display all the entries around the school.
We are happy to announce the winners of this year’s contest:
The goal of any high school experience is to ensure students graduate with “college readiness.” But what does this readiness really look like?
Thought-leaders recently gathered on the BASIS Independent McLean campus to discuss the decline of civil discourse and what we can and must do to cultivate civil discourse in high school and college-aged students.
When the BASIS Curriculum was launched in 1998, it quickly gained attention and acclaim for its breadth, depth, and ability to successfully teach high-level content and critical thinking to eager students at a younger age. We have seen the implementation, success, growth, and evolution of the BASIS Curriculum over many years, including at each of our five BASIS Independent School (BINS) campuses.
It is with excitement and pride that we usher in this year’s grand finale of the BASIS Independent Schools academic program: Senior Projects!
Students at BASIS Independent Schools know a thing or two about hard work and persistence in problem solving. Our accelerated and spiraled math curriculum gives students ample time to strengthen their fundamental skills so that each year, when our schools facilitate opportunities for students to participate in competitions, clubs, and more, they can then show off their talents and achieve new goals. This year’s math wins across several of our campuses are a testament of how well our students thrive in competitive situations.
Read on to explore just a few of the math-centric accomplishments from our campuses in Brooklyn, Fremont, Manhattan, McLean, and Silicon Valley
We had a wonderful Wellness Week promoting heath, wellness, and self-care to students, teachers, and parents. Each day had a theme and various activities that went with that theme. We also paired it with Spirit Week to get the students excited about wellness and Spring Break.
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.