Posts about Science

June 8, 2022

Meet the Teacher: Dr. Singh, Math and Science SET

Shalini Singh

We are very excited to add another fantastic Subject Expert Teacher to our team at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School! Dr. Shalini Singh will be joining our teaching faculty for the 2022-2023 school year as a Math and Science Subject Expert Teacher.

Dr. Singh has over a decade of experience working with students, an impressive educational background, and a particular passion for math and science! 

Our Head of School, Ms. Brooklynn Titus, had a chance to meet with Dr. Singh and is excited to help all our new families get to know her better!


Congratulations, on being a founding faculty member at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School! How does it feel to join a new team for the new campus?

I am very excited to be a part of the founding faculty at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower School. I am confident that with my wealth of teaching experience I will hit the ground running. As a founding member, I feel that we have a lot of freedom to be creative in deciding the best tools and techniques to be used to impart effective education to our students. It is not only a great privilege and honor but also a rare opportunity to showcase my full professional skill set as I contribute to shaping the future of this new campus.

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January 28, 2022

Meet the Teacher: Ms. Small, Math and Science SET

Small, TaylorWe are so excited to announce our first teacher for the new BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Lower Campus! Ms. Taylor Small, a current BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Subject Expert Math Teacher, will be joining the teaching faculty for our new Lower School Campus for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

Ms. Small has a long history of math and science teaching experience within our BASIS Curriculum Schools and we are so proud to be having her join our new school this fall. 

Our Head of School, Ms. Brooklynn Titus, had a chance to sit down with Ms. Small and ask all the questions that we know our new families are excited to have answered! 


How does it feel to be a founding teacher? Are you ready for this adventure?!
I love new adventures! I've been waiting, like many of our families, for a Lower School to open in the South Bay for years. Teaching younger students really has been my personal passion since I first began teaching and, though I have greatly enjoyed teaching at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Upper School for the past few years, I am so excited about my move to our new Lower School Campus.

I was also a part of the founding faculty at BASIS Independent Fremont Lower when it opened in 2016 and it was such a great experience getting to meet a new bunch of students and work with the faculty to set up classrooms,  procedures, and traditions. 

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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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