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March 2, 2016

Parent Perspectives: Ben, Dad to Second Graders

What’s it like to be the parent of a child at BASIS Independent?

Parent Perspectives, a content blog series from our sister school in Brooklyn, answers precisely this question. We asked a few parents to share their thoughts on our program: What’s most surprising? What was the thought process in selecting BASIS Independent Brooklyn for their child?

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January 22, 2016

Parent Perspectives: Viv, Mom to a Sixth Grader

What’s it like to be the parent of a child at BASIS Independent? 

Parent Perspectives, a content blog series from our sister school in Brooklyn, answers precisely this question. We asked a few parents to share their thoughts on our program: What’s most surprising? What was the thought process in selecting BASIS Independent Brooklyn for their child?

Here is Viv's perspective, Mom to a 6th grade student.

Viv_3.18How did you learn about BASIS Independent? Tell us a little about your journey to becoming a BASIS Independent Family.

When first considering middle school for our kid, we had concerns about the local public options. Our biggest concern was that our child wouldn't be engaged. Class sizes are huge and the process of gaining entrance is insanely stressful and Darwinist, to say the least. With the system as it is in our district, kids have to apply and be interviewed just to get into public middle school -- sometimes thousands competing for a handful of seats at the age of ten! It's insane. We wanted to give our kid the best possible education, and felt he'd be happier in a school where he was more than a number to the people around him.

A friend told us about BASIS Indpendent coming to Brooklyn when she was considering the school for her son. One day shortly thereafter, I noticed BASIS Independent had set up a booth directly below our apartment during a street fair. It seemed like a sign! 

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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.

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