We are so proud to announce that 24 of our students have earned places as Semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. Roughly 16,000 students across the nation have qualified as Semifinalists, and we are thrilled to have continued representation on our campus. 71% of our senior class was recognized this year including National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students.  

Of these Semifinalists and Commended Students, Head of School, Mr. Toby Walker gushed, "We are immensely proud of the National Merit Semifinalist and Commended Students this year. They have achieved so much as high school students and this recognition is no surprise to anyone. Please join me in congratulating each and every one of them." 


National Merit Semis with Admin 2020


To qualify as a Semifinalist this year, each student must have a score that falls in the top 1% on the PSAT taken during their junior year. All Semifinalists now have the opportunity to compete for a Finalist position, which could lead to securing a National Merit Scholarship. We wish our students the best, and look forward to the Finalist results coming out in February.

Please join us in congratulating our Semifinalists:

Ariel Bachman

Stephanie Chen (Not Pictured)

Isabelle Chiu

Khushi Duddi

Anagha Guliam

Amy He

Grace Huang

Mitali Khanzode

Diane Kim

Tianyi Lin

Colin Lu

William Pan

Rebecca Pei

Priti Rangnekar

Adit Sharma

Ravit Sharma

Neha Shetty

Eesha Singh

Stephanie Sun

Abhinand Vandalore

Mingyang Wang

Alice Yeh

Ivyla Zhang

Anthony Zheng


BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is a grades 5-12 private middle and high school based in San Jose, California, providing students an internationally benchmarked liberal arts and sciences curriculum

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