Teaching Careers in
Secondary Education

Join the Revolution—Help Lead the Revolution

The BASIS Independent Secondary School accelerated science and liberal arts curriculum is among the most interesting and rigorous in the country. Our curriculum asks students in grades 5—7 to work hard toward their academic potential by developing the critical thinking and intellectual agility crucial to college prep. It holds students accountable while assuring guidance from strategic benchmarking and expert teaching.

As a BASIS Independent teacher, you’ll be called a Subject Expert. You’ll start each school year by setting transparent exit criteria. Then, working backwards through the academic program, you’ll set ambitious but attainable checkpoints to track and guide individual progress. That way, BASIS Independent students will know that you genuinely and uniquely support them.

Keys to Success at BASIS Independent

BASIS Independent teachers are given broad autonomy in choosing how to run their classrooms. That requires the ability to identify what methods are best for communicating your material. It also requires flexibility, so you can adapt to your students' learning needs.

Training for New BASIS Independent teachers

As a new BASIS Independent teacher, you'll receive intensive training in the summer before you start through our BASIS Independent Summer Institute. There you'll learn about our innovative curriculum and how BASIS Independent Schools inspire–and achieve–academic excellence.

Also during your first year, you’ll participate in a peer-mentoring program lead by seasoned teachers and on-site managers. Plus, we invite all BASIS Independent teachers to collaborate and share best practices through our social network, BeLA.


Everyone has that one teacher who has left a lasting impact, who made you love science or love French. At BASIS Independent Schools, we’re all that one teacher, striving to foster the most academically rich and engaging experience possible for each of our students.

Mike Mandeville
French Teacher

One of my favorite things about BASIS Independent McLean is that the teachers and staff believe that every student has the potential to achieve something great. If not for this belief and constant reassurance from my teachers, it most likely would not have been possible for me to take two Advanced Placement courses as a freshman. This school has pushed my standards higher and higher. I have already achieved so much in such a short time.

BASIS Independent Student
Grade 9