Posts about Awards Recognition

September 29, 2021

BASIS Independent Schools Top National Rankings by Niche

The 2022 Niche school rankings are in and BASIS Independent Schools continue to soar! Since first established, the BASIS Independent Schools network has grown to six campuses—three of which have graduating classes—in locations across New York, Northern Virginia, the Bay Area, and the greater Seattle area. Just over five years later, campuses across our network have achieved impressive national recognition.

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September 21, 2021

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Awarded #1 High School for STEM in California!

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has done it again!  Niche’s 2022 Best School Rankings were released last Friday, and we could not be more pleased to share the news. For the third year in a row, we have been ranked #1 Best High School for STEM in California, and #2 Best High School for STEM in America. Learn more about how all of BASIS Independent Silicon Valley's ratings stack up, here


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October 15, 2020

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Tops National Rankings Again!

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley once again has ranked among the best high schools in America. Niche released its 2021 Best High Schools Rankings and we are excited to share that BASIS Independent Silicon Valley ranked as the #1 best high school for STEM in California and #2 in America for STEM.

This is the second consecutive year that BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has earned the #1 Best High School in California for STEM ranking and first for its #2 in America for STEM ranking.

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley moved up in the 2021 rankings as Niche recognized our school as the #11 Best College Prep Private High School in California. Our campus also earned the #5 ranking for Best College Prep High School in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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May 6, 2020

Science Competitions in the Time of Distance Learning

It is no secret that Bobcats love science.  Our amazing students regularly participate in science competitions at the local, regional and national level.  Obviously, things are a bit different now and institutions of learning are taking many activities online to adhere to California's Shelter-in-Place order.

We have received amazing news about how our Bobcats have fared at these virtual competitions.  Recently, The Synopsys Science Fair and the BioEHS Bioengineering Competition were both held remotely.

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April 28, 2020

BISV Investment Club Wins First and Second Place in State of California

Congratulations to the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Investment Club on first and second place wins in the Stock Market Game. This is the third year in a row BASIS Independent Silicon Valley has placed first in the state of California. 

Out of approximately 4,000 California competitors, Madhav R. placed first, turning that $100,000 into $250,000 for a 150% return. Jason C. placed second investing $214,000 for a 114% return. In the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association’s Stock Market Game, students invest $100,000 of virtual money in real stocks, competing for the highest return. This year’s game ran from September 9, 2019 to April 17, 2020. 

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January 10, 2020

Frontiers in Science: Winner of the 2019 BASIS Curriculum Schools Founder's Prize

Many of our seniors are nearly ready to begin their Senior Projects, a trimester-long commitment to research, development, art, or social causes. We are thrilled to start off this new season of projects by formally announcing the 2019 winner of the BASIS Curriculum Schools Founders’ Prize for Excellence in a Senior Project: Ethan Feng!

Akash & Ethan

Ethan (right) with a fellow alumnus from the class of 2019

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June 8, 2019

2018 - 2019 OECD Results

The OECD results are in! We have crunched the numbers and, once again, our students are out performing the top countries and regions in the world. This is an assessment that tests critical-thinking and the application of knowledge not rote memorization.  

Congratulations to our students!

Below is some information regarding the OECD test for schools based on the PISA and our results.

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March 26, 2019

2019 BASIS Independent Schools Accomplishments: Math Wins

Students at BASIS Independent Schools know a thing or two about hard work and persistence in problem solving. Our accelerated and spiraled math curriculum gives students ample time to strengthen their fundamental skills so that each year, when our schools facilitate opportunities for students to participate in competitions, clubs, and more, they can then show off their talents and achieve new goals. This year’s math wins across several of our campuses are a testament of how well our students thrive in competitive situations.

Read on to explore just a few of the math-centric accomplishments from our campuses in Brooklyn, Fremont, Manhattan, McLean, and Silicon Valley.

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