Posts about Admissions

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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April 14, 2021

From the Admissions Director: Primary School at BIM

Campus is buzzing with the energy that spring brings. Students, teachers, and staff are ready to complete a school year that has been anything but ordinary. On my agenda this week was to check-in with Amy Kimbrough, Dean of Grades 1-3. In this role, Ms. Kimbrough focuses on our student’s social-emotional development and academic needs. I found our conversation inspiring and would like to share it with you!

Considering our Primary Program? This will give you an insightful snapshot into BASIS Independent McLean. Here, we truly value our partnership with each family, and I have chosen some common questions that continue to be top of mind for many of our prospective families.

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February 10, 2021

From the Admissions Director: From Regular to Rolling, Next Steps for BIM Admissions

As we settle into the wintery, snowy month of February, it is an exciting time to be a Red-Tailed Hawk. From our seniors wrapping up their final Capstone classes before leaving campus to complete their Senior Projects to our Early Learning Program celebrating the 100th day of school, change, growth, and discovery are all around us.

In the Admissions world, the Regular Admissions deadline has passed, and over the next month, the Admissions Committee will read applications in preparation for the Regular Admissions decision release date of March 4. Plus, we have already opened the Rolling Admissions cycle.

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November 24, 2020

From the Admissions Director: The Benefits of Transitioning to BIM in Grade 5

Whether you are in the midst of a school search or just starting to consider a transition, changing schools is a life-altering decision for your child and for your family. Each year, we see a large number of families, coming from both private and public schools, questioning if they should apply in grade 5 versus waiting until grade 6. Seeing a recent increase in this question, I decided to dedicate a blog focused on the benefits of transitioning into the BASIS Curriculum in grade 5.

At BASIS Independent McLean (BIM), middle school begins in grade 5, and middle school can be an exciting time in a student’s academic journey. By surrounding your child with other students who are engaged and enthusiastic learners and placing them in classrooms led by dynamic and knowledge expert teachers, your child can work with an advanced curriculum and recognize their full potential.

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November 1, 2020

From the Admissions Director: What Are You Doing the Next 15 Days?

As we replace our jack-o-lanterns with harvest pumpkins and prepare for the season of thanksgiving, I am thankful to be part of such a dynamic learning community. Here, at BASIS Independent McLean, I am surrounded by students, teachers, and administrators who inspire me each day.

As we shared our community with you – virtually - this year, I was able to spend even more time in classrooms – connecting and learning from our teacher and students. My hope is that their stories, their learning, and their fun have inspired your family to join us.

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September 18, 2020

From the Admissions Director: New Year with New Student Ambassadors

In a world where things have changed so much, it felt wonderfully normal to arrive on campus for the First Day of School (FDoS). As a BASIS Independent McLean (BIM) team member and mom, we completed the traditional FDoS steps. New school bag = check! FDoS picture = check! New outfit with matching dinosaur mask…Well, that was a bit different!

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