The mission of BASIS Independent Schools is to raise the standards of student learning to the highest international levels. Anyone who has come for a visit, tour, or interacted with our team in any capacity knows how much we love our teachers and how, structurally, our administration is set up to serve their needs and support them as professionals. Their passion and subject matter expertise is the secret ingredient to our student happiness and why BASIS Independent Schools have the reputation of excellence that we have. Our teachers are the best kind of role model—they manage their classrooms by earning and offering respect, by showing not telling, and by embodying the continual pursuit of improvement and learning for learning’s sake. They remind us every day what an art and science it is to teach.
BASIS Independent Brooklyn was one of the founding schools in the family of independent schools quickly establishing some of the very best college preparatory programs in the nation. Opened fall 2014, BASIS Independent Brooklyn serves preschool–grade 12.
BASIS Independent Manhattan is the fifth campus to join the family of independent schools quickly establishing some of the very best private schools in the nation. Opened fall 2017, BASIS Independent Manhattan is located on the Upper West Side, and serves students in kindergarten—grade 8. Upon successful completion of middle school, students attending BASIS Independent Manhattan will continue their studies for grades 9—12 at our sister school, BASIS Independent Brooklyn, located in Red Hook, Brooklyn.