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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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July 8, 2022

2021-2022 Student Accomplishments

It is hard to believe that the 2021-2022 school year is done. This year, everyone came back to campus, from wearing masks to mask-free, and life went back to the normal that we hoped. On the academic hand, from science and math to drama and our own house system, our students of all ages accomplished a lot in the spring of 2022. Below we highlight their successes. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks! 

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June 28, 2022

Students Earn National World Language Honors 2022

Félicitations! Gratulationes! Felicitaciones! 恭喜! Middle and high school students received honors based on their performance on a 2022 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. This year, it is the first time that we offered HSK, the Chinese Proficiency Test to our students. Students from primary to high school all passed their levels of test. We are thrilled to see our students thrive in learning various languages.

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June 6, 2022

BASIS Independent Schools: The Class of 2022!

The college placement results for the Class of 2022 have arrived!

BASIS Independent Schools students continue to prove they are the future leaders of our generation. This year, graduates across our entire network of schools—from New York City and the Washington, D.C. Metro Area to California—achieved notable acceptances to some of the top colleges and universities not only in the U.S., but across the world.

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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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