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November 30, 2021

100% of BASIS Independent McLean Upperclassmen Earn AP Scholar Awards

All of our 2020-2021 juniors and seniors earned an AP Scholar award, recognition from the College Board based on their performance on their 2021 AP exams. In addition, 80% of all high school students in grades 9-12 earned this recognition. These awards recognize students who have demonstrated both a depth and breadth of knowledge because their work has shown college-level mastery across multiple disciplines.

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November 22, 2021

Middle & High School Actors Imagine 'A Simpler Time'

BASIS Independent McLean theatre is back! After a year of pandemic safety protocols kept our theatre closed, more than 50 grades 4-12 students participated in our Drama Club's fall play, A Simpler Time for three sold-out shows on November 19, 20, and 21, 2021.

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November 12, 2021

Sophomore Earns Perfect Score on AP Psychology Exam

Sophomore Earns Perfect Score on AP Psychology Exam

It is with great pride that we announce that BASIS Independent McLean student Daria L., Class of 2023, earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Psychology exam—a feat so rare that in 2021, only 6 students out of over 262,000 taking the exam in the entire world achieved it. Daria’s results place her in the top 0.002% of test-takers worldwide.

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November 8, 2021

Volleyball Team Wins ISSAC Championship

Congratulations to our co-ed, high school Volleyball team on winning the Independent Small School Athletic Conference championship! The team’s regular season record was 6-1 and it went 2-0 in the playoffs.

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November 1, 2021

From the Admissions Director: 15 Days Until the Early Admissions Deadline – There’s still time!

As we move deeper into fall and Thanksgiving approaches, the BIM character trait of the month is gratitude. It is one of my favorites! I continue to be grateful that my family is part of such a dynamic learning community. Nothing makes me more excited than seeing my son grow and thrive surrounded by so many wonderful students, teachers, and administrators. Being a Red-Tailed Hawk is truly inspiring!

And, there is still time to apply to join us as part of the Early Admissions Cycle. The Early Admissions application deadline of November 15 is only 15 days away

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October 25, 2021

Teacher Spotlight: Learning Expert Teacher Ms. Zarour

What’s red, full of supplies, and on wheels? Learning Expert Teacher (LET) Ms. Zarour’s classroom! LETs attend each Subject Expert Teacher’s class with their students and bring their cart of supplies (similar to Mary Poppins’ bag) with them. As an LET, Ms. Zarour, known around campus as simply Ms. Z, gets to know her students across various courses and helps them make connections across subjects. She’s able to break any subject down into an age-appropriate explanation and helps each student learn in the style that works best for them.

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October 1, 2021

BASIS Independent Schools Top National Rankings by Niche

The 2022 Niche school rankings are in and BASIS Independent Schools continue to soar! Since first established, the BASIS Independent Schools network has grown to six campuses—three of which have graduating classes—in locations across New York, Northern Virginia, the Bay Area, and the greater Seattle area. Just over five years later, campuses across our network have achieved impressive national recognition.

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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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