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January 14, 2019

Student Accomplishment: End of 2018

The end of the year offered yet more opportunities for our Bobcats to engage in exciting outside competitions. Public Speaking and Robotics were a fun way for some of our students to participate in community events.

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December 18, 2018

Celebrating the Fine Arts: Winter Gala Celebration 2018!

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley's Music Program and Art Department recently hosted its annual Winter Fine Arts Gala at a nearby facility. The Winter Gala is a festive tradition that celebrates the arts as well as the creativity, passion, and hard work of our Bobcat students. 

On display was a collection of student work from BASIS Independent Silicon Valley’s 2D Studio Art, 3D Studio Art, AP 2D Art, Grade 5 Studio Art, Grade 6 Art History Studio, and Digital Photography classes. Attendees were also treated to an evening of traditional classics, pop anthems, and epic cinematic music. This delightful experience was presented entirely by our student music ensembles.

Take a look below at a few snapshots from the evening and of our student's work.

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December 4, 2018

Student Accomplishment: November 2018

Our Bobcats are have been especially busy this fall! Not only are they involved with activities on our campus, but can often be found participating in exciting events off campus as well. Math has been a popular topic lately, with both middle school and high school students winning impressive accolades.

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November 19, 2018

Fall Theatrical Spectacular: TURANDOT

Congratulations to the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Drama Club and Performing Arts Subject Expert Teacher, Mrs. Sweet, for bringing Turandot to life this fall! This tragicomic, or Commedia dell'arte, play written by Carlo Gozzi even inspired Giacomo Puccini’s most famous opera of the same name. Students, along with faculty and staff, sparked the stage in this three act performance.

Family drama, secret identities and many laughs-what more could you want from live theatre?

Take a peek at the performance below!

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October 29, 2018

A Day in the Life of a Grade 6 Bobcat

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a grade 6 Bobcat? Meet Chloe H.! She joined us last year as a student in grade 5 from a local public school. Her older brother paved the way for her, as he started at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley (BISV) a few years before she did, so she was not very nervous to begin at a new school.ChloeH

When we talked about the difference between a public school and BISV, she said that there is definitely a difference in the work level. She explained "there is a lot more work here, but it is worth the change, I am learning more here and it's more interesting." In grade 5, everyone is new to BISV together. Chloe explained that this year is different for her than last year, as there is more of a mix of students who are both new to the school, and those who've risen up from grade 5. In grade 6, she has made more connections with new friends through clubs. One of Chloe's favorite clubs this year is Robotics, it's new for her this year and she is enjoying every moment of it.

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October 19, 2018

BISV Speech and Debate Team Awarded Membership to the 100 Club

We are thrilled to announce that the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Speech and Debate Team has been honored by the National Speech and Debate Association with membership to the prestigious 100 Club. Our chapter achieved a total of 100 or more degrees during the 2017-2018 season, and is ranked in the top 20% of schools nationwide. The members of our Speech and Debate team are all impressive in their own right, and this has clearly been noticed by the National Speech and Debate Association.

Speech and Debate is a favorite activity for many students on our campus, and their passion is palpable when you consider their collective performance last year. Several of our Bobcats in fact earned invitations to the two most notable competitions of the entire season: the Tournament of Champions and the National Speech & Debate Championship. We saw very exciting results at these spring events.

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October 11, 2018

Student Accomplishment: Summer - Fall 2018

Our Bobcats are busy! Not only are they involved with activities on our campus, but are often also participating in exciting events off campus as well. Here is a snap shot of some of the achievements our students earned over the summer and since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year:

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October 1, 2018

Admissions FAQ: What to expect on the Entrance Exam

Thank you for your interest in BASIS Independent Silicon Valley for fall 2019. Listed below, are some of the more frequently asked questions about our Admissions Entrance Exam. All applicants are required to take the BASIS Independent Schools Entrance Exam. This examination is created and administered by BASIS Independent Schools.

Continue reading for a variety of questions about our admissions assessment. 

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September 28, 2018

Who's Got School Spirit?

Last week was Spirit Week, a fun and dare I say, spirited time on campus. Food trucks and daily lunch activities and a pep rally, oh my! Our kids dressed in themes all week, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves-Bobcats know how to be both serious and playful.

Take a look at some of the photos from Spirit Week, below!

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