We are excited to launch Fall 2020 admissions for grades 5-9!

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

At BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, students and subject expert teachers engage in a spiraling liberal arts and sciences curriculum benchmarked to the best education systems in the world. We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self reliance and accountability in an environment where learning is encouraged and celebrated.

Outside of the classroom, students explore their interests in nearly 70 club and athletic offerings. 

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 Admissions is for grades 5-9.

What's the difference between Early and Regular Admissions?

Early Admissions: 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) is accepted and you decide to enroll. Additionally, your private school search is completed by December instead of March! We will reserve a select number of middle school seats for Regular Admission applicants. 

Regular Admissions: Families are notified of an admissions decision in March, which aligns with decisions from other private schools in the Bay Area.  

What are they key admissions dates?

Early Admissions (Grades 5-7)
Application Deadline:
Friday, October 25, 2019
Application Completion Deadline: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Notification: Friday, November 22, 2019
Commitment Deadline: Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Regular Admissions (Grades 5-9)
Application Deadline:
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Application Completion Deadline: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Notification: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Commitment Deadline: Tuesday, March 31, 2020                 

What are the admissions requirements?

We advise families who are interested in our program to attend an Information Session, Open House, or campus tour to learn more about our program and prior to attending their Family Meeting. Learn more and register for an upcoming event by clicking here.

Below, are the admissions requirements for all grade 5-9 applicants: 

  • Family Meeting (All applicants must attend the 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)

Early Admissions applicants have until Tuesday, November 12 to complete all above requirements. Families who apply in Regular Admissions, must complete all admissions requirements by Thursday, February 27.

What are the tuition and fees for the 2020-21 school year?

Tuition for the 2019-20 school year is $30,700. To view the full tuition and fees schedule, please click here

What are the tuition payment options?

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! Get started by clicking here.

Your Admissions Team

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, Ms. Miranda Rodriguez, Associate Director of Admissions, and Ms. Marisol Jones, Admissions Coordinator. 

We look forward to meeting you!

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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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