Though many things about fall 2022 were unfamiliar, our students continued to shine through clubs and contests that were held in person and virtually. Here, we highlight our students’ accomplishments from the first part of the 2022-2023 school year. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks!
It is hard to believe that the 2021-2022 school year is done. This year, everyone came back to campus, from wearing masks to mask-free, and life went back to the normal that we hoped. On the academic hand, from science and math to drama and our own house system, our students of all ages accomplished a lot in the spring of 2022. Below we highlight their successes. Congratulations, Red-Tailed Hawks!
Félicitations! Gratulationes! Felicitaciones! 恭喜! Middle and high school students received honors based on their performance on a 2022 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. This year, it is the first time that we offered HSK, the Chinese Proficiency Test to our students. Students from primary to high school all passed their levels of test. We are thrilled to see our students thrive in learning various languages.
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.
BASIS Independent McLean theatre is back! After a year of pandemic safety protocols kept our theatre closed, more than 50 grades 4-12 students participated in our Drama Club's fall play, A Simpler Time for three sold-out shows on November 19, 20, and 21, 2021.
In the world of college counselors, college rankings are a hot topic, or more accurately, helping students find the right college for them without consideration of rank. We know that a high rank does not promise a perfect match. Rankings are created to serve the college, not the student.
Sophomore Earns Perfect Score on AP Psychology Exam
It is with great pride that we announce that BASIS Independent McLean student Daria L., Class of 2023, earned a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Psychology exam—a feat so rare that in 2021, only 6 students out of over 262,000 taking the exam in the entire world achieved it. Daria’s results place her in the top 0.002% of test-takers worldwide.
Congratulations to our co-ed, high school Volleyball team on winning the Independent Small School Athletic Conference championship! The team’s regular season record was 6-1 and it went 2-0 in the playoffs.
Nine seniors have been honored by the National Merit Scholarship Program.
We are proud of Sonja B. '22, Spencer H. '22, and Sophie P. '22 for earning recognition as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Roughly 16,000 students across the nation have qualified as Semifinalists.
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.