BASIS Independent Brooklyn is a new private school in Red Hook that offers a STEM-focused liberal arts and science curriculum, giving students the tools needed to excel in the 21st century.
BASIS Independent has set a new global standard in education, developing an academic experience that is unparalleled in not only preparing your child for lifelong learning, but also preparing them to compete with their peers from top education systems around the globe.
Since their founding in 1998, BASIS.ed schools have relentlessly pursued academic excellence in order to become the best schools in the nation and the world. In 2012, BASIS.ed students scored in the top 1% of the world’s schools in reading and math, and the top 5% in science, outperforming the vast majority of U.S. elite private and public schools, and also top-performing educational “giants” such as Shanghai, Korea and Finland.
BASIS Independent Schools Mission:
The Mission of BASIS Independent Schools is quite simple: We set out to raise the level of American education to the highest international standards. We hire knowledgeable, brilliant teachers, offer a rigorous, accelerated curriculum, and hold teachers accountable for student learning.
The BASIS Independent School Education Rests on Three Pillars:
1 / Knowledgeable, brilliant teachers 2 / A rigorous, accelerated, STEM-focused curriculum
3 / Teacher / Student accountability
- Every child deserves an opportunity to grow and excel academically and have access to teachers who have faith in their ability to do so.
- There is no substitute for hard work and persistence.
- We consider the student-teacher relationship to be the defining element of BASIS Independent Schools, and prevent any interruptions or behavior that might disrupt it. This is why our teachers have private, individual offices while school manager’s work in communal spaces. We direct resources to what truly matters.
- Technology’s role in students’ academic lives is akin to the role of the painter’s paintbrush: we see it as a means to bring to fruition the brilliant ideas our students dream up, it gives life to the vision, movement to the stagnant. Aside from the greatest technology there is – teachers – technology in the traditional sense is another tool we employ to show our students that absolutely anything is possible.
That is the BASIS Independent difference and it works.