Brooklyn, New York

About BASIS Independent Brooklyn

BASIS Independent Brooklyn, located in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, opened its doors in fall of 2014 as part of the bicoastal inaugural year of BASIS Independent Schools. More than doubling its enrollment for its second year of operation, the school represents the diverse tapestry of booming Brooklyn. Located in a 100,000 square foot purpose-built modular construction, the preschool-grade 12 school draws students interested in an accelerated liberal arts, STEM-focused curriculum from all over New York City.

Quick Facts

Program Liberal Arts with a STEM focus; Advanced Placement
Year Founded Fall 2014
Location 556 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Grades Served Preschool-Grade 12

2017 Admissions

Application Fee $75
Admissions Deadlines Fall 2017 families will have the option of two different admission cycles, Early and Regular Admissions. Early Admissions has an earlier notification and commitment date. Please note that an application is deemed complete when all supplementary materials are received and required meetings are attended.

Early Admissions:

  • Deadline to Submit Application: November 10, 2016
  • Deadline to Complete Application: November 23, 2016
  • Notification Date: November 30, 2016

Regular Admissions:

  • Deadline to Submit Application: January 20, 2017
  • Deadline to Complete Application: January 30, 2017
  • Notification Date: February 8, 2017
Admission Requirements For PreK 1 + 2: Application, Family Meeting, Group Playdate
For grades K-1: Application, Group Playdate, and Family Meeting. Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations (Grade 1 only).
Grades 2-10: Application, Transcripts, Teacher Recommendations (Math and English), Entrance Exam, and Family Meeting.
Admission Office 556 Columbia Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11231
P: (718) 643-6302
General Inquiries P: (917) 473-1615


Optional Services Transportation, Early Bird (before-care), Late Bird (after-care), prepared lunches, clubs and sports (fee depends on club and sport)
Transportation Bus service throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

2017 Tuition & Fees

Tuition for fall Early Learning Program (Pre-K3 and Pre-K4): $27,400
K-12: $28,700
Enrollment Deposit $3,000
Required Fees Textbooks: $400-600
Tech & Design Fee: $200
Tuition Refund Plan (TRP): 3% of Annual Tuition less deposit (optional if tuition paid in one payment)

School Information


556 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, New York 11231



(917) 473-1615

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Eureka! Blog

BASIS Independent Thought Speaker Series: Dr. Shatkin
Posted on October 13, 2017

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Posted on October 04, 2017

Making the World Our Classroom
Posted on September 22, 2017


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