Posts about Admissions

August 30, 2018

Our Application for 2019-20 is Live!

The school year just began, but Admissions has been busy for weeks preparing for the next school year! We, at BASIS Independent McLean, are excited to announce the launch of our application for the 2019-20 school year. We are accepting applications for PreK (three year olds) through grade 10.

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February 23, 2018

What to Expect at Our March 3 Open House

We invite you to join us at our Open House for preschool–grade 12 on Saturday, March 3 at 10 AM. Our Open House is the best way to discover our amazing teachers, learn about our advanced curriculum, and meet our fantastic current students and parents!

At Open House, prospective families will follow a mock schedule based on grade level and experience our academic program, expert teachers, and student life in action.

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January 26, 2018

Student Spotlight: Mackenzie F. ’24

What better way to learn about our school than from a current student! Mackenzie F. ’24 is a first-year BASIS Independent McLean student, who likes physics, the friends she’s made at school, and her teachers. She has enjoyed school so much that only two months in she applied and was accepted as an admissions student ambassador. She says it was the Student Visitor Program that cemented her decision to attend BASIS Independent McLean, and she can’t wait to share that same experience with other prospective students.

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December 4, 2017

Student Spotlight: Searra ’23

Learn more about BASIS Independent McLean from a current student! Searra ’23 is an admissions student ambassador who enjoys taking three sciences in middle school, playing on the conference-winning basketball team, and finds herself interested in English class for the first time. As a student ambassador, Searra and other students attend admissions events to talk to prospective families, and host students for a day through our Student Visitor Program

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November 28, 2017

What to Expect at Our December 2 Open House

We invite you to join us at our Open House for preschool–grade 12 on Saturday, December 2 at 10 AM. Our Open House is the best way to discover our amazing teachers, learn about our advanced curriculum, and meet our fantastic current students and parents!

At Open House, families will select sessions to visit to experience our academic program, expert teachers, engaging extracurriculars, and student life in action.

Register for the Open House >>

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October 30, 2017

What to Expect at Our Open House

We invite you to join us at our Open House for preschool–grade 12 on Saturday, November 4 at 10 AM. Our Open House is the best way to discover our amazing teachers, learn about our advanced curriculum, and meet our fantastic current students and parents!

At our first Open House of the 2018 admissions season, prospective families will follow a mock schedule based on grade level and experience our academic program, expert teachers, engaging extracurriculars, and student life in action.

Register for the Open House >>

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October 27, 2017

7 FAQs about our Early Learning Program

It is pure joy and magic entering the Early Learning Program at BASIS Independent McLean. Students are full of smiles and engaging in a variety of activities. The walls are decorated with many projects from math and art, to literacy, and more. We sat down with Mrs. Cassandra Korik, the Director of Early Learning Program at BASIS Independent McLean, to ask her the top seven questions from prospective parents about our Pre-K1 (3s) and Pre-K2 (4s) program.

FAQ #1: How do you balance rigor and play?
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We are able to balance rigor with developmentally-appropriate practice in a joy-infused classroom. Teachers lead our above grade level curriculum in a fun and interactive way, meeting both the academic needs and interests of students. We offer engaging and individualized lessons within each of our Discovery Blocks of Learning: Social and Emotional Development, Language and Literacy, Math Discovery, Expressive Arts, Mandarin, Movement, World Discovery, and STEM. Learning becomes more real and tangible for our students when they are able to apply knowledge in their own lives. We see this through teacher-guided play. This kind of intentional teacher-facilitated play contributes to the many foundational skills children need for later school success, including self-regulation, social skills, creativity, original thinking, oral language development, eye-hand coordination, literacy and math skills, and positive attitudes toward problem solving. Through these combined practices, student learning accelerates.   

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September 29, 2017

Top 8 for 2018 – Early Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

As you seek an educational environment that best meets the needs of your child(ren), we know that you have a lot of questions. Below are answers to the top 8 questions asked this month about the Early Admissions Round. We are currently accepting applications for preschool (3s and 4s) through grade 10. 

1. What is the difference between Early Admissions and Regular Admissions?
Early Admissions applicants will receive an admissions decision via e-mail by the end of day on December 6, 2017, while Regular Admissions applicants will receive an admissions decision via e-mail by the end of day on March 1, 2018. From focusing on the spring semester to planning to join a few BASIS Independent McLean community and cultural activities, completing the process early allows you and your child(ren) to begin preparing early for the transition to BASIS Independent McLean.

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August 4, 2017

Application for 2018-2019 Launches

Students will be walking our halls again in 24 short days, but as per usual Admissions is already busy preparing for what’s next!

Our team is excited to announce the launch of our application for the 2018-2019 school year at BASIS Independent McLean for preschool (3s and 4s)-grade 10. The school year isn’t the only thing that is new about this admissions cycle; we have an entirely new way for your family to apply.

We have partnered with Ravenna Solutions to offer what we believe is a more simplified and sibling-friendly application process. Our new application allows parents to manage the submission of supplemental materials, event registration, and even view decisions in one central location.

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January 18, 2017

Day in the Life of a 5th Grade Student

Sophia C. is a part of BASIS Independent McLean’s founding 5th grade class. Sophia’s passion and drive for success is truly inspiring. She is extremely creative and is widely recognized by her teachers as a student who is always willing to help out her classmates. Outside of school Sophia is an avid squash player, loves playing with her dog, watching movies, and working on the 5th grade newsletter. The BASIS Independent Prophet is a newsletter Sophia and her friends hand out weekly to their classmates. Sophia writes ghost stories and is also the newsletter editor.Sophie&Liliana-350692-edited.jpg

Sophia joined BASIS Independent McLean from a local private school and views our school very different from her last. “Right now I am glad to be here because I get to learn way more. My teachers pay more attention to me while teaching me something new every day. The teachers here make an effort to understand you. They know their subject because they have a lot of experience and allow you to go further in less time. If you are on a certain level the teachers work to get you to the next level and I think that is what is special about BASIS Independent McLean teachers,” said Sophia.

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