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July 12, 2019

100+ Students Earn National Foreign Language Awards

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.

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May 31, 2019

Third Annual CJ Art Contest Winners Announced

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:

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May 3, 2019

BASIS Curriculum Schools Earn the Same A+ Results, Despite the New U.S. News & World Report Ranking Methodology

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.

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April 17, 2019

2019 BASIS Independent Schools Accomplishments: Math Wins

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

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April 15, 2019

A Wonderful Wellness Week

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.

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April 13, 2019

See "I Hear America Singing" Kindergarten-Grade 5 Musical (photos)

In "I Hear America Singing," each kindergarten through grade 5 class sang and danced to tunes that highlighted the United States and its military. The patriotic performance showcased the hard work and months of practice of our students and Subject Expert Teachers Mr. Junsay and Ms. Michalak.

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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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