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.
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.
BASIS Independent McLean theatre is back! After a year of pandemic safety protocols kept our theatre closed, more than 50 grades 4-12 students participated in our Drama Club's fall play, A Simpler Time for three sold-out shows on November 19, 20, and 21, 2021.
In the world of college counselors, college rankings are a hot topic, or more accurately, helping students find the right college for them without consideration of rank. We know that a high rank does not promise a perfect match. Rankings are created to serve the college, not the student.
Sophomore Earns Perfect Score on AP Psychology Exam
It is with great pride that we announce that BASIS Independent McLean student Daria L., Class of 2023, earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Psychology exam—a feat so rare that in 2021, only 6 students out of over 262,000 taking the exam in the entire world achieved it. Daria’s results place her in the top 0.002% of test-takers worldwide.
Congratulations to our co-ed, high school Volleyball team on winning the Independent Small School Athletic Conference championship! The team’s regular season record was 6-1 and it went 2-0 in the playoffs.
As we move deeper into fall and Thanksgiving approaches, the BIM character trait of the month is gratitude. It is one of my favorites! I continue to be grateful that my family is part of such a dynamic learning community. Nothing makes me more excited than seeing my son grow and thrive surrounded by so many wonderful students, teachers, and administrators. Being a Red-Tailed Hawk is truly inspiring!
And, there is still time to apply to join us as part of the Early Admissions Cycle. The Early Admissions application deadline of November 15 is only 15 days away!
What’s red, full of supplies, and on wheels? Learning Expert Teacher (LET) Ms. Zarour’s classroom! LETs attend each Subject Expert Teacher’s class with their students and bring their cart of supplies (similar to Mary Poppins’ bag) with them. As an LET, Ms. Zarour, known around campus as simply Ms. Z, gets to know her students across various courses and helps them make connections across subjects. She’s able to break any subject down into an age-appropriate explanation and helps each student learn in the style that works best for them.
Ask any BIM student why they love our school, and they will tell you – the faculty. As we start a new school year, I want to help you get to know our faculty better. The best way to do that – see them in action by touring campus! However, let’s start with a series of blogs where I visit their classrooms and ask students what makes them special.
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.