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November 1, 2023

Early Admissions: Complete Your Child's Application in the Next 15 Days

As we start this season of gratitude, I am thankful to be part of a such a dynamic learning community - a communtiy that appreciates advanced academics and a spirit of teamwork and collaboration. Here, at BASIS Independent McLean (BIM), each student, faculty member, and administrator strives to be an EPIC Hawk.

EPIC stands for empathy, perseverance, integrity and curiosity. And, I am thankful to be part of a community that values these character traits.

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. And, with only 15 days until the Early Admissions application deadline, now is the time to take that first step towards joining us next year.

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October 26, 2023

Meet the Winner of the 2023 Fellows Scholarship for Excellence in Senior Projects!

Passion, Perseverance, and the Intersection of Biomedical Research & Computer Science: Meet the Winner of the 2023 Fellows Scholarship for Excellence in Senior Projects!

The leaves are falling, the air is turning crisp, and seniors are putting the finishing touches on their college applications: it’s October, so one would think that the third trimester would be far from students’ minds at the moment. In reality, seniors at BASIS Independent Schools are hard at work in the beginning stages of their Senior Projects!

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October 9, 2023

Fall is in the Air – Time for Open House

We invite you to join our Open House on Saturday, October 21. Open House is the best way to learn about our advanced curriculum, discover our talented subject expert teachers, and meet our dynamic students and parents!

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September 25, 2023

Nearly 60% of Class of 2024 Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Program

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program and nearly 60% of BASIS Independent Schools Class of 2024 have been recognized as Semifinalists and Commended Scholars this school year.

20% of the Class of 2024 have been named Semifinalists across our five high schools including BASIS Independent Brooklyn, Fremont, Manhattan, McLean, and Silicon Valley. Each state has different cutoff scores for the honors, and our BASIS Independent Schools are in some of the most competitive states – California, New York, and Virginia -- for semifinalist qualification.

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September 22, 2023

BASIS Independent Schools Secure Top Spots in 2024 Niche Rankings

2024 Niche Best Schools

The 2024 Niche private school rankings have been released, and BASIS Independent Schools maintains its position as a national leader in K–12 education. We are excited that our network’s campuses consistently received significant national recognition year after year. These rankings are a testament to the strength of the internationally benchmarked BASIS Curriculum, the unwavering dedication of our Learning and Subject Expert Teachers and their steadfast commitment to equipping students for success as they embark on their journey to excel in the world’s top colleges and universities.

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September 15, 2023

3 BASIS Independent McLean Students Honored as National Merit Semifinalists

On Wednesday, September 13, 2023, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the Semifinalists in the 69th annual National Merit Scholarship Program – including 3 BASIS Independent McLean students. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered next spring.

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September 5, 2023

Prepare to Soar: The 2024-25 Application is Open

We are excited to have our halls filled again with the laughter and chatter of happy students moving between classes and to see our passionate, expert teachers 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 this school year.

The start of school also means the beginning of the 2024-25 admissions process. So, 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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May 5, 2023

Congratulations Class of 2023: Raising the Bar for College Acceptances

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

We are exceptionally proud of our seniors' achievements as they move forward to the next phase of their exciting academic journey. As they are about to step into the world’s top colleges and universities this fall, we know they are prepared to excel, determined to stand apart, and ready to prove the success of the BASIS Curriculum. 

The Class of 2023 from our three high schools including, BASIS Independent Brooklyn, McLean, and Silicon Valley have yet again set the standard in national and international college acceptances. For the Class of 2023, the past school years have been filled with countless hours of test preparation, essay writing, campus visits, and more. The hard work and determination over this and prior years have shown as our graduates are now well-prepared to enter world-renowned higher education institutions and thrive.

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April 21, 2023

BASIS Independent McLean's Class of 2023 College Acceptances

Congratulations to the Class of 2023! Your success in the college application process is impressive and commendable! The list below shows the adventurous and inspiring nature of this year’s class. While additional acceptances are still possible from waitlists, all seniors have secured a spot at an amazing institution of higher education for the next four years.

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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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