Our fourth annual Fall Festival brought together students, families, and staff for an afternoon of Halloween and fall fun! The festival featured familiar favorites like pumpkin painting, inflatable games, Trunk or Treat, and the Time Warp dance, as well as new additions including the Chili Cook-Off, sensory tables, potato sack races, and hot cider.
Join us on Thursday, April 11, 6:00 PM, at the BASIS Independent McLean campus, for Learning to Argue: Enraged Ambush, Polite Speak, or Civil Discourse for Gen Z, a panel discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required. Register today!
In the lead up to our event, "Demystifying Global Education Rankings," on October 24, we thought we'd take a step back and give you background on those two acronyms we often talk a lot about: PISA and OECD. Keep reading for some of your questions answered. To get them all answered, don't miss our event on October 24. There are only a few days left to register.
You are invited to join us for a special event, "Demystifying Global Education Rankings," on October 24. To get a sense of what our guest speakers will discuss, keep reading below.
One of the great weaknesses of American education is its parochialism. Education in the United States is viewed as a domestic affair, not even a national affair, but a matter for the district, the city or the state. Yet at no point in the history of American education has it been as important that we look outward to see what other nations are doing to prepare their young for thriving careers.
When a student brings us a great idea, we do everything we can to make it a reality. Third grader at our sister school BASIS Independent Brooklyn, Eden E. approached faculty asking if she could have a Bake Sale to raise money for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Cancer Center. She came with a written proposal, a volunteer list and a poster. Below, an administrator's experience with supporting and nurturing the idea above and beyond just a singular act of kindness.
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.