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.
Nine seniors have been honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
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.
Félicitations! Gratulationes! Felicitaciones! Middle and high school students received honors based on their performance on a 2021 national language exam. Every student in grade 7 and above chooses a language (French, Latin, Mandarin, or Spanish) to study, and each April, our students participate in the national French, Latin, and Spanish exams, which are taken by students across the country. We are thrilled to see our students thrive in learning various languages.
Today, we recognize all our students below who received honors.
The BASIS Independent McLean Middle School Science Olympiad team is headed to this year’s virtual state championships! The team has placed well in many competitions throughout the season, and the team's overall second place the February’s Regional Tournament secured their advancement to states.
Though many things about fall 2020 were unfamiliar, our students continued to shine through clubs and contests that were held virtually. Here we highlight our students’ accomplishments from the first part of the 2020-2021 school year. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks!
Eight seniors in BASIS Independent McLean’s Class of 2021 have been named Commended Students by the National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 34,000 students are recognized as Commended Students for their exceptional academic promise. They placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 PSAT/NMSQT.
In just five short years, BASIS Independent McLean, home of the Red-Tailed Hawks, has surged ahead and is now ranked among the best high schools in Virginia and the Washington D.C. Area, according to Niche’s 2021 Best High School Rankings.
BASIS Independent McLean has earned the #2 ranking for Best High Schools for STEM in Virginia while rising to the #3 ranking for Best College Prep Private High Schools in Virginia, and #3 ranking for Best Private K-12 Schools in Virginia. Additionally, our school ranked as the #6 Best Private High School in Virginia.
The 2019-20 school year was certainly an unprecedented one. A global pandemic disrupted BASIS Independent McLean’s final trimester and pushed the school to distance learning; however, from August to early March, students, staff, and families participated in a robust on-campus community.
Miller H. ’20 has been named an Extraordinary Teen by Arlington Magazine. The magazine cites that his love of game creation started as early as grade 1 with a modified game of Tag. Twelve years later, Miller is a published game designer.
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.