Posts about Middle School

April 19, 2018

From Inside the Classroom: Middle School

Our new Associate Director of Admissions Ms. Knapp wants to help prospective families learn more about what it's like to attend BASIS Independent McLean! In the third part of her blog series, Ms. Knapp sat down with some of our middle school students in grades 5–7 to learn about their transition to our our school. 

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March 30, 2018

Summer Spotlight: Middle School Jumpstart

We’re excited to highlight our first middle school camp in our Summer Spotlight series—Jumpstart! This camp is perfect for new and returning students in grades 6–8 to acquire a strong foundation for a successful BASIS Independent McLean middle school experience.

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March 20, 2018

MATHCOUNTS Team Places First at State Competition for Second Year in a Row

Way to go Team SWEEP! Our MATHCOUNTS team earned first place in the state championships in Richmond this past weekend. This year’s team, dubbed Team SWEEP as a combination of their initials, included: Sam W. ’23, Eleanor K. ’22, Ethan Z. ’23, and Pravalika P. ’22.

This marks the BASIS Independent McLean MATHCOUNTS team’s second time participating and second time winning in the annual statewide MATHCOUNTS competition. Both Pravalika and Ethan were on last year’s winning team as well.

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March 16, 2018

Teacher Spotlight: Art Subject Expert Teacher Ms. Rowland

Middle and high school Art Subject Expert Teacher Ms. Rowland sees unlimited possibilities in art for her students, no matter their level of artistic skill. One of her favorite tactics is to remove all erasers from the classroom so students have to think outside their box and see an accidental line as more than a mistake. In Ms. Rowland’s class, students learn that art teaches problem solving, finding a new perspective, and resilience, all while discovering more about themselves.

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January 26, 2018

Student Spotlight: Mackenzie F. ’24

What better way to learn about our school than from a current student! Mackenzie F. ’24 is a first-year BASIS Independent McLean student, who likes physics, the friends she’s made at school, and her teachers. She has enjoyed school so much that only two months in she applied and was accepted as an admissions student ambassador. She says it was the Student Visitor Program that cemented her decision to attend BASIS Independent McLean, and she can’t wait to share that same experience with other prospective students.

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January 12, 2018

Middle School Students Earn American Mathematics Competition Honors

Ten BASIS Independent McLean students took top honors at the American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8) 2017. What an accomplishment!

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, this event helps educators from around the country identify talent and foster a love of mathematics.

We are thrilled that our students not only took on such a challenge, but that they emerged so victorious.

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