Posts about Foreign Language

September 28, 2018

Two Students Win Mandarin Contest

Mandarin Contest-776135-editedWe are proud of Charan R. ’20 and Maria-Teresa T. ’21, who placed first and third, respectively, in the Mandarin Chinese Speech Contest sponsored by Washington Metropolitan Association of Chinese Schools. Both competed in the intermediate group for the D.C. region against other area schools.

Keep Reading

June 15, 2018

Why Mandarin?

This blog has been repurposed from the BASIS.ed blog with a few minor changes, which you can find here

Keep Reading

June 8, 2018

100+ Students Honored in National Foreign Language Contests

We are thrilled that our students thrive in learning various languages. Every April, our students participate in the national French, Latin, and Spanish exams, which are taken by students across the country. All of the students below will be recognized when foreign language awards are given out during awards assemblies on the last day of school.

Keep Reading

April 11, 2018

Students Explore Galapagos Islands on Spring Break Trip

Spring Break is often a restful week away from school often filled with fun and sun, but for 11 of our students, it was a week of adventure and exploration in the Galapagos Islands!

Eleven students, ranging from grades 4–10, visited the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador to explore diverse habitats, exotic animals, and South American culture. Science and Spanish Subject Expert Teacher Dr. Isquith, Science Subject Expert Teacher Ms. McCormick, and four parents went along for the ride (and to chaperone)!

Keep Reading


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.

Browse by Topic

Subscribe for Updates!