Posts about Admissions

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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February 6, 2017

What You Need to Know About Rolling Admissions

Many thanks to those who participated in our Early and Regular Admissions cycle! We had a large number of applicants and have enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them.

Based on demand, we are now moving into a Rolling Admissions cycle and continue to accept applications for preschool through grade 10. Although our Regular Admissions cycle is now complete, it’s not too late to apply to BASIS Independent McLean for the 2017-18 school year. 

How does it work? Read below carefully for steps on how to submit an application during our Rolling Admissions cycle.

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November 10, 2016

3 Reasons to Apply Early Admissions

The deadline to submit an online application for Early Admissions is next week on Tuesday, November 15. Below are three reasons to consider Early Admissions for fall 2017. Regular Admissions closes on Thursday, January 26, 2017.

Reason 1: Peace of Mind. Your decision-making is done before the holidays. If you know that BASIS Independent McLean is the right school for your child, fill out your online application by this Tuesday, November 15

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August 24, 2016

Fall 2017 Admissions

Our first day of school is just six short days away. On Monday, August 29 we will kick off our founding year at BASIS Independent McLean by welcoming almost 300 students to our beautiful 11 acre property in the heart of Tysons Corner. While we are still accepting new applications for this school year in select grades, our Admissions team is already looking to the next cycle with admissions for the 2017-18 school year opening on Thursday, September 1. Our process is selective and has multiple steps to ensure we get to know our families and vice versa, so start early and learn more today. 067B5743-2500002877-O.jpg

Fall 2017 Admissions 

Fall 2017 families have the option of selecting one of two admission cycles, Early or Regular Admissions. If BASIS Independent is your top choice, you qualify for Early Admissions. Early Admissions has earlier notification and commitment dates. 

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August 18, 2016

FAQs: Is it too late to apply for the 2016-2017 school year?

As I meet more and more BASIS Independent McLean families at information events and at my popular Coffee Meetings, it is clear by questions asked about our program that we are shaping an engaged, thoughtful parent community. In the seventh installment of my FAQ series, I let you know that it is not too late to apply for the 2016-2017 school year.


School Starts in Less Than Two Weeks. You don’t have any admissions events left in August. Is it too late to apply? And how do I get more information about your school?

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August 5, 2016

WORDS WITH WILL: PERSPECTIVES FROM A BASIS.ed ALUMNUS

We’ve been shouting our delight with Will, our new intern, from the rooftops. Will is not just any intern, he is a BASIS Oro Valley Alumnus, heading into his third year at Princeton University. Will is spending the summer helping us spread the word about BASIS Independent McLean in the northern Virginia community. Could you imagine a better way of spending your summer? We thought we’d bring some of Will’s brilliance to you, put him on the hot seat, and ask him to share with you, our readers, answers to some tough questions about his experience as a BASIS.ed student.

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August 3, 2016

FAQs: Back to School Questions

As I meet more and more BASIS Independent McLean families at information events and at my popular Coffee Meetings, it is clear by questions asked about our program that we are shaping an engaged, thoughtful parent community. In the sixth installment of my FAQ series, I answer some back to school questions.


What about BOSS, school supplies, and bus stops?

For those of you starting to emerge from the fog of summer vacations and beach weekends, I’m hearing a steady hum of “Back to School” questions. You can expect a very detailed email with everything you need to know from our director of communications Bernardine Connelly in the next week or so, but I wanted to give you a quick update to tide you over.

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BOSS. We’ve decided to push BOSS (BASIS Organization Skills for Success) content into the first week of school so that all students have the same access to that content.

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July 29, 2016

WORDS WITH WILL: PERSPECTIVES FROM A BASIS.ed ALUMNUS

We’ve been shouting our delight with Will, our new intern, from the rooftops. Will is not just any intern, he is a BASIS Oro Valley Alumnus, heading into his third year at Princeton University. Will is spending the summer helping us spread the word about BASIS Independent McLean in the northern Virginia community. Could you imagine a better way of spending your summer? We thought we’d bring some of Will’s brilliance to you, put him on the hot seat, and ask him to share with you, our readers, answers to some tough questions about his experience as a BASIS.ed student.

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