The mission of BASIS Independent Schools is to raise the standards of student learning to the highest international levels.
We are Education Redefined.
To ensure we educate students to the highest international standards, we teach a robust, accelerated, liberal arts and STEM-focused curriculum that requires at various points in a student's academic course of study, classes in logic, economics, fine arts, music, drama, engineering, and world history, to name just a few. Our students exceed international benchmarks via our approaches in the classroom and our focus on teaching science and a spiraling math curriculum, English, and foreign language, to the very highest level:
At BASIS Independent, the classroom is sacrosanct and student-teacher interaction is the essential educational activity. The value we place on nurturing this relationship is evident in how we allocate our resources and the deep signs of respect we show towards our teachers and the learning process. Teachers open the minds of our students to their disciplines and also teach them how to learn. The true partnership and deep respect between adults and students in our academic community is unmistakable. Dialogue flows freely. Support – academic and otherwise – is always available. Students grow to learn that they always can find a champion in their teachers. We hold teachers accountable for ensuring they establish and nurture this connection with each student.
Our learning culture lights a fire in the mind, heart, and soul of every child, helping them create their own path of learning, so that they can succeed in college and make their way in the adult world. How do we do it? We believe there is no substitute for hard work - our program is accelerated but not exclusive. In a very tangible way, BASIS Independent changes children. They grow to love learning and the pursuit of deeper understanding. They find delight in mastering fields of complex knowledge. They develop a fascination for disciplined, critical inquiry. They learn to be independent and to formulate their own goals — some of which they accomplish, some which they do not. That is as it should be, as they embark on a vital phase of growth and growing intellect.
The culture developed by the interplay between our teachers, curriculum, and students who are curious and hard-working results in unparalleled outcomes: students are years ahead of U.S. and global peers in math, reading, and science, and BASIS.ed schools have been ranked consistently as among the best, both here in the U.S. and abroad. Our graduates are intellectually satisfied, truly love learning, and attend the world's most prestigious and respected higher learning institutions.