Posts about Media Recognition

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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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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June 4, 2018

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley on CBS This Morning

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley recently hosted the team from CBS This Morning - Saturday, and had the chance to explain how our academic community is just so incredible. There was no one more excited for CBS' visit to campus than our own Mr. Billy Thomas, a The Price Is Right enthusiast turned math teacher, who was thrilled to share his classroom with the team.

Upon reviewing the segment, our Head of School, Mr. Toby Walker, said "I think the CBS News team did a pretty good job of showing the kind of energy our students exhibit and our teachers produce in their classrooms. It was exciting to have them, and the story turned out great!"

Please watch on to learn about the myriad ways our students engage with our rigorous 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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