We are excited to launch admissions for Fall 2019 for grade 5-10!

Admissions is now open and you may click here to submit your application for our Early or Regular Admissions cycle.

We are also thrilled to celebrate our five-year anniversary! Congratulations to all our faculty and staff, and families. We are so proud of our BASIS Independent Bobcat community and all that our students, teachers, and administrators have accomplished through their academic and extracurricular journeys.

We invite you to join our world-leading learning community. 

Early and Regular Admissions
This year, we have two admissions cycles: Early and Regular Admissions.
Early Admissions is only open for Grade 5-7 while Regular is for grades 5-10.

What's the difference between Early and Regular Admissions?
Early Admissions allows you to receive an admissions decision this fall versus next spring. If you apply in Early Admissions and your child(ren) is accepted, and you decide to enroll, your private school search is completed by December instead of March! In Regular Admissions, families are notified of an admissions decision in March, which aligns with decisions from other private schools.

Continue reading for more details. 

Early Admissions (Grades 5-7)
If BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is your top choice for middle school, we recommend you apply in Early Admissions. You will receive an admissions decision this November and you will also have an earlier commitment date if your child(ren) are accepted and you decide to enroll.        

Application Deadline:                          Wed, Oct 24
Application Completion Deadline:       Tue, Nov 6
Notification:                                        Thur, Nov 15
Commitment:                                     Wed, Dec 12

Early Admissions Entrance Exam Date
Saturday, October 27

Regular Admissions (Grades 5-10)
Application Deadline:                          Thur, Jan 31
Application Completion Deadline:       Thur, Feb 28
Notification:                                        Tue, Mar 12
Commitment:                                     Wed, Mar 27

Regular Admissions Entrance Exam Dates
Saturday, January 12
Saturday, February 9
Saturday, Mar 2

Admissions Requirements
We recommend attending an Information Session, Open House, school tour, or other informational event to learn more about the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley program.

Learn more and register for an upcoming event by clicking here.

Below is a list of admissions requirements if applying to BASIS Independent Silicon Valley for grades 5-12. For Early Admissions these do not need to be completed until November 6. For Regular Admissions, you have until February 28.

  • Family meeting
  • Teacher recommendations (math and English teacher)
  • Transcripts (current school year and last two school years)
  • Entrance exam: this is a BASIS Independent exam that has three sections: math, English, and writing, and each section is 30 minutes.
  • Any standardized exams (optional)

Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the 2019-20 school year is $29,200. Families have the option to pay tuition all at once in one payment, split tuition into two half payments, or pay tuition in ten monthly payments. For more details, please click here.

Apply today! 
Don't wait, to learn more and apply, please 
click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions team by e-mail, or speak with an Admissions representative at 408.291.0907.

Your Admissions team includes Mr. Chris Zefferys, Director of Admissions, and Ms. Miranda Rodriguez, Associate Director of Admissions.  

We look forward to meeting you!

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