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February 25, 2023

2022-2023 Student Accomplishments (Part I)

Though many things about fall 2022 were unfamiliar, our students continued to shine through clubs and contests that were held in person and virtually. Here, we highlight our students’ accomplishments from the first part of the 2022-2023 school year. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks!

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December 2, 2022

10 Tips to Prepare Teens for Their High School Career

BINS TWToby Walker, Vice President of BASIS Independent Schools, shares insights on steps teenagers can take to prepare them to excel in high school. Mr. Walker served as Head of School for BASIS Independent Silicon Valley for more than five years before moving into the role of VP of the network. He was also an AP History Subject Expert Teacher at a BASIS Curriculum School.

High school brings many new experiences and changes for teens that can present themselves as scary if they lack proper preparation. Succeeding in high school is important for setting students on the right path for college and beyond. Here are some simple steps that teens can follow to get them ready for their high school years.

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October 31, 2022

From the Admissions Director: How to Complete Your Child's Application in the Next 15 Days

Here, at BASIS Independent McLean, I am surrounded by students, teachers, and administrators who inspire me each day, and I am so thankful to be part of such a dynamic learning community - a community that appreciates advanced academics and a spirit of collaboration.

As we start this season of gratitude, I also want to thank you for taking the time to learn more about BIM. I hope that our stories of learning and fun have inspired your family to join us.

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September 28, 2022

BASIS Independent Schools Scores Top National Rankings by Niche

The 2023 Niche school rankings are in and BASIS Independent Schools has remained a rankings powerhouse! The BASIS Independent Schools network now comprises six campuses—three of which have graduating classes—in locations across New York, Northern Virginia, the Bay Area, and the greater Seattle area. We are thrilled that campuses across our network continue to achieve such impressive national recognition year after year. 

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September 1, 2022

From the Admissions Director: Launching the 2023-24 Application

A new school year has begun, and we are excited to have our halls filled with the laughter and chatter of happy students moving between classes. We are excited to once again visit classrooms and see our passionate, expert teachers working with our students and using engaging and interactive learning to bring subjects to life. And, we can't wait to see what will come as these talented Red-Tailed Hawks learn and grow during the 2022-23 school year.

While our students were on summer vacation, the Admissions team was busy preparing for the 2023-24 application cycle, and the start of school means that we are excited to begin the admissions process for the 2023-24 school year.

Your child's BASIS Independent McLean (BIM) journey begins here. As you explore our curriculum and community, it is our goal to show you how BIM can prepare your child to soar!

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August 18, 2022

In the News: Women in STEM Edition

BASIS Independent Fremont's rising junior Heeya D. made a guest appearance on the TODAY SHOW this week during a segment where the Princeton Review's Rob Franek discussed college admissions and Advanced Placement Exams with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush. 

The development capped off a year where we saw some amazing accomplishments from students, particularly women in STEM, celebrated by local news. We wanted to share some select news reports and segments featuring students from across our campuses in California and New York to Virginia.


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