Mr. James Choi, Head of Enterprise Business Development for Bloomberg Industry Group and BIM parent Class of 2032, was the Class of 2021 guest speaker. Read Mr. Choi's speech below!
The Senior Project is the crowning achievement of the BASIS Curriculum. The last two years may have looked a little different—with Senior Project research, on-site work, and presentations taking a virtual form—but our students persevered in order to complete this extraordinary milestone.
This blog sheds some light on the Senior Project, its history, our incredible advisors, and most importantly, the students who continue to show that they can and will exceed all expectations.
The Class of 2021 voted on History Subject Expert Teachers Ms. Floyd and Dr. Hight to speak to their class on graduation day. Read Ms. Floyd and Dr. Hight's speech below!
Annie W. '21 was selected by the high school faculty to speak at her Class of 2021 graduation. We share her inspiring speech below!
In a school year (we hope) unlike any other, we still learned a lot. Here are some of the things the BASIS Independent McLean community learned.
Though this school year was certainly different from previous years, it did not alter our students' perseverance, drive, or dedication to subjects, projects, clubs, and competitions they love. From science and math to drama and our own house system, our students of all ages accomplished a lot in the spring of 2021. Below we highlight their successes. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks!
Did you know that our brains move like jello? Or that there is a debate about who owns the copyright to music created with artificial intelligence software? Or what Alfred Odrick contributed to McLean? Or what pET30-6H-Flu-A-NC is? These are all topics that have come up in our seniors’ Senior Project blogs over the course of their Trimester 3 internships and independent research.
Thank you all the students who entered a submission to our fifth annual Communications Journal (CJ) Art Contest. Starting in kindergarten, our students carry a CJ throughout the day to record their homework assignments and for teachers to communicate with the students’ parents.
We are happy to announce the winners of this year’s contest:
Félicitations! Gratulationes! Felicitaciones! Middle and high school students received honors based on their performance on a 2021 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 all our students below who received honors.
BASIS Independent Schools students continue to score impressive admission to some of the world’s best colleges and universities. From the Washington, D.C. Metro Area and New York City to California, students across the BASIS Independent Schools network have proven that even in the face of adversity and adaptation, hard work and commitment can reap incredible results.
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.