What does it take to build life-long skills of self-advocacy and independence?
At BASIS Independent Schools, our educational philosophy is centered around student autonomy and self-advocacy. We want to empower our students when they come to school each day; to do so, we believe students need to learn to exercise their autonomy, which allows them to take greater control of their education.
The BASIS Independent McLean Science Olympiad team and two students on the MATHCOUNTS team are headed to their respective state championships!
Our fourth annual International Day highlighted the wonderful cultures in our community as families and staff created table displays, made food, and shared traditional performances.
Among the ideals for which we strive at BASIS Independent McLean is to be exemplary. Competent teachers are rather common, and great teaching is a noble goal. But extending beyond excellence to be an exemplar... this is and has been our common focus. Being exemplary, I argue, must be defined, practiced, and shared. Here is what we are doing at BIM.
We are excited to launch our student life blog: A Bird’s Eye View! Our blogs come from several of our multi-talented, multi-faceted Student Ambassadors who are excited to share their life experiences – both inside and outside of school here at BASIS Independent McLean.
Dragons, lions, and pandas were sighted at this year's 4th annual Lunar New Year Celebration honoring the Year of the Rat! Each year, our Mandarin classes perform various dances, skits, and songs that share their Mandarin knowledge or Chinese culture. This year these included the Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, skits from Ms. Li's childhood in China, a shadow show, and more. Our Kung Fu and WuShu clubs also performed.
Enjoy photos from the event below!
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.