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November 8, 2018

We've Got Spirit, Yes, We Do!

Leading up to the Homecoming dance, our high school Association of Student Leaders planned a school-wide spirit week, including several themed dress up days that every grade could partake in.

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November 1, 2018

Teacher Spotlight: Physical Education SET & Triathlete Mr. Coquelin

Shouting, laughter, and running can be heard coming from the gym whenever PreK through grade 4 students are in P.E. They just can’t get enough of Subject Expert Teacher Mr. Coquelin’s physical education classes.

More than just learning basketball, soccer, and other sports skills, P.E. at BASIS Independent McLean teaches balance, agility, teamwork, and everyday life skills. Mr. Coquelin's strives to make his students enjoy being active, so that they will want to continue being active on a daily basis once they have left his class.

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October 19, 2018

What to Expect at Open House on Nov. 3

We invite you to join us at our Open House for age 2–grade 12 on Saturday, November 3 from 10 AM to 12 PM.* Our Open House is the best way to discover our amazing teachers, learn about our advanced curriculum, and meet our fantastic current students and parents!

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October 19, 2018

Introducing The Twos Program!

BASIS Independent McLean is excited to offer a Twos Program starting in the 2019-2020 school year. The full-day program will give 2-3 year olds a place to learn, grow, and play in a supportive environment that nurtures growing minds.

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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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