We invite you to join our Open House on Saturday, October 23. 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!

Register for Open House


As we begin to taste a hint of cooler weather in the mornings, see pumpkin-spice everything show up everywhere, and as my Saturdays turn into admissions events in the morning followed by football over a bowl of gumbo, the admissions rep in me knows that Open House will soon be here! Of all of the events that we design to help your family get to know our Red-Tailed Hawk community, this is truly my favorite!

And, following a year of virtual events, we are excited to open our doors and welcome you to campus for an in-person, Fall Open House. While the event will need to run differently than pre-COVID times, you will still learn what makes BASIS Independent McLean unique – not just in the DMV but around the world.

Open House Structure
Doors open at 9:30 AM with curriculum overviews beginning at 10:00 AM. The length of the event will vary based on program of interest.

Early Learning Program (Toddler to Kindergarten)    10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Primary Program (Grades 1-4)                                      10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Middle School Program (Grades 5-8)                           10:00 AM-11:30 AM
High School Program (Grades 9 and Above)              10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Safely Visit Campus

All guests age 2 and older must wear a mask at all times. Please do not visit our campus or bring your child to campus if you/they are sick or have been exposed to a person with COVID-19. We thank you in advance for helping to keep our learning community safe.

Open House Agenda
Our dynamic learning community is ready and waiting to host you on campus and give you a taste of life as a Red-Tailed Hawk! Each program presentation will include:

  • Welcome and Program Overview – The Open House will kick-off with a welcome from the Director and Dean for your child’s division with visits from our Head of School, Mr. Jason Shorbe, and our Head of Operations, Ms. Trisch Aust. Learn more about our advanced curriculum and supportive community from our Student Affairs team.
  • Teacher Spotlights – Ask any BIM student what makes our school unique, and they will likely tell you the teachers. During academic sessions focused on Math & Science, Arts & Humanities, Specials, and more, our expert teachers will share their backgrounds and passion with you. They will show you how they make learning both challenging and fun!
  • Student/Parent Perspectives – At BIM, we work in dynamic partnerships with parents to help our students learn and grow as they prepare to be good friends, citizens, and leaders. For Early Learning and Primary families, our parents will share their unique insights into our community, while those joining our Middle and High School sessions will hear directly from our Red-Tailed Hawks. Ask them how BIM is preparing them to soar!

Don’t miss this interactive experience! Register today for our Fall Open House. As you get ready for whatever a fall weekend means to you and your family (apple or pumpkin picking, tailgating and BBQs, fall leaves with a pumpkin spice latte/hot chocolate), spend a little of your weekend with us on October 23 and learn how:

  • Our supportive community with a focus on building confidence, self-advocacy, and independence prepares each child for the next step in their academic journey.
  • Our passionate subject teachers guide each child through the BASIS Curriculum where a student can be exposed to Engineering, Mandarin, Music, and more.
  • Our students are being equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful learners at BASIS Independent McLean and beyond.

Register for Open House

Please contact me with any questions at stephanie.cancienne@basisindependent.com or 703.854.1253.