Posts about Curriculum

March 16, 2022

BASIS Independent Schools: How Data Informs Network Excellence

BASIS Independent Schools are characterized by creativity and spirit, and they are driven by best practices from the top educational systems in the world. As our private schools branch out across the U.S. and the world, one secret to maintaining excellence network-wide rests in our central Curriculum Team. These professionals work tirelessly to assess data across schools with a shared goal - to improve student outcomes deliberately, quickly, and meaningfully.

Currently BASIS Independent Schools educate students in Brooklyn, NY; Fremont, CA; McLean, VA; Manhattan, NY; and San Jose, CA. New campuses will open this fall in Bellevue, WA and Sunnyvale, CA. Our world-acclaimed curriculum taught by subject expert teachers draws families to the schools; however, a key strength that is not as well understood rests in our private school network’s ability and commitment to using data to improve continually, rather than rest on our reputation for excellence, particularly given our rapidly evolving world.

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“It is critical that we have a continuity of excellence at BASIS Independent Schools,” said Toby Walker, Vice President of BASIS Independent Schools. “That we hold ourselves to high standards, and that we learn from each other as school leaders and teachers across our network. The data around academic outcomes inform this approach; the collaboration among our teachers and administrators is based in large part on taking advantage of the insights our data provides. We take seriously our responsibility to act on these insights to improve our students’ experience.”

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March 10, 2022

Office Hours

BASIS Independent Schools are known for offering a robust curriculum that is internationally benchmarked. Subject Expert Teachers and highly motivated and curious students make the classroom a very special place. In the midst of engaging lectures, spirited discussions, and hands-on practice; our faculty have an additional item in their toolbox—Office Hours. Office Hours have long been celebrated at BISV, but what they are and how they are structured has not always be clearly defined.

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October 21, 2019

Our Fall Open House has Arrived: Saturday, November 2!

It’s here!

We invite you to join us at our Fall Open House on Saturday, November 2.

Attending an Open House is the best way to discover our middle and high school Subject Expert Teachers, classroom difference, learn about our advanced liberal arts and sciences curriculum, tour our campus, and meet current students and parents!

Click here to Register for the Fall Open House>>.

Middle and High School Start Times
On Saturday, November 2 we will host our Open House for Grades 5-12. This special event begins at 10:00 AM and concludes at 12:00 PM. We recommend joining us by 10:00 AM. 

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September 27, 2018

Why Middle School Matters

The “in between” years. This is what middle school is often regarded as before students enter the more serious, college-focused portion of their academic path. However, in today’s global education landscape, this mindset needs to change. The years in middle school and the transition into high school have become increasingly important in readying students with the knowledge, confidence, and grit needed to excel in high school and beyond.

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July 17, 2018

Summer Institute 2018 – An Oasis of Learning in the Desert

Each year, hundreds of teachers from the various BASIS Curriculum Schools gather in Arizona for Summer Institute, a week of learning, networking, and preparing for the upcoming school year. Newly hired teachers and those changing roles attend this annual event, where they gather in peer groups to establish best practices for educating students in the context of the grades and subjects they teach within the BASIS Curriculum.

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Inspired by the blissful feeling of uncovering connections, our blog Eureka! Silicon Valley is about sharing moments that capture the essence of what it is to be a BASIS Independent student, teacher, administrator, or family.

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