MQ2A3666This application season continues with excitment as Bay Area families seek out an advanced STEM-focused liberal education brought to life by passionate, dedicated subject experts.

Outlined below are the top five admissions questions we have received this season and some of which may guide you through our application process. 

1. Is there still space available?
Yes - and more classes are being added! To accommodate rising demand, we have added additional classes for grades 5 - 10. By adding more classes, the student-to-teacher ratio becomes more balanced. We invite you to join our community.

2. When is the application deadline?
The online application is due by Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Visit our Admissions page to learn more about the application process and to apply for the 2015-2016 school year.

3. When are application materials due?
In our regular admission cycle, report cards/transcripts and teacher recommendation letters are due on or before Friday, February 27, 2015.  For more information about application materials, please visit our Admissions page.

4. What is the school community like in regards to ensuring student academic success and happiness?
Our school community works hard to give all students the confidence to succeed in our program and to enjoy their studies. We believe that any student can excel academically and we pride ourselves on making learning enjoyable and in providing a wide-spread community of support in which students from all academic backgrounds can thrive. 
5. Can my prospective student ‘shadow’?
If you have submitted an application for your child, a shadow day can be arranged. Shadowing includes a full day of school and provides a great opportunity to experience our school community. 

Space is limited - secure your shadow spot today by contacting Ms. Vanissa Hernandez at 408.309.8299 or via e-mail at

If you have any questions on the application process please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 408.489.8264 or

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is a San Jose private school providing students a nationally ranked STEM-focused Liberal Arts program for grades 5 through 12. We arenow accepting applicationsfor fall 2015. Join us at an information session