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Applying to BASIS Independent Manhattan

Thank you for your interest in learning more about the process for admission to BASIS Independent Manhattan. Our process is selective and multi-step, ensuring we spend time getting to know our applicants, their families, and vice-versa.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018–19 school year for Kindergarten–grade 7.

Apply now. We do have seats in select grades for the 2017–18 school year. Apply through the link and feel free to contact us with any questions.

Please refer to the checklists below for more details on requirements for completed applications.

2018–19 Application

The application for the 2018–19 school year is now available. Register for our interest list to receive updates from our admissions team or apply now.

Admissions steps and requirements vary by grade. Please read below for details and be sure to note our different admissions cycles and corresponding deadlines.

The Early Admissions Cycle

Early Admissions accommodates families that have selected BASIS Independent Manhattan as their first choice. This option allows families to have their applications reviewed earlier and secures their child's seat for the fall in advance.  

Application Submission Deadline 
The deadline to submit an application for Early Admissions is on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST
Application Completion Deadline The deadline to complete an application for Early Admissions is Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. Please note that an application is deemed complete when all supplementary materials are received and required meetings are attended. 
Notification Date Applicants who have completed their application by the stated deadline of Tuesday, November 28 will receive notification on Monday, December 4, 2017.
Commitment Date If an applicant has received a notification of acceptance for the 2018-2019 academic school year and has decided to reserve their seat, they must submit a signed Enrollment Agreement and a non-refundable deposit of $3,250.00 on or before Monday, December 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST.

The Regular Admissions Cycle

Application Submission Deadline 
The deadline to submit an application for Regular Admissions is on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Application Completion Deadline The deadline to complete an application for Regular Admissions is Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Please note that an application is deemed complete when all supplementary materials are received and required meetings are attended. 
Notification Date Applicants who have completed their application by the stated deadline of Wednesday, February 7, 2018 will receive notification on Wednesday, February 14, 2018.
Commitment Date If an applicant has received a notification of acceptance for the 2018-2019 academic school year and has decided to reserve their seat, they must submit a signed Enrollment Agreement and a non-refundable deposit of $3,250.00 on or before Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM EST.

Admissions Steps and Requirements

  • 1

    Attend an Informational Event (Optional but highly recommended)

    We highly recommend you attend an informational event to learn about our program before applying. We host informational events throughout Manhattan as well as on our BASIS Independent Brooklyn campus, located in Red Hook. After attending an event, we encourage you to come for a tour. Your experience at a tour will be much richer after having attended an informational event.

    Optional for Kindergarten–grade 7.

  • 2

     Complete and submit an application along with a $75 application fee.

    Submit an online application here.

    Required for Kindergarten–grade 7.

  • 3

     Provide teacher evaluation forms to your child's current teacher(s).

    We require that materials are sent directly from your child's current school to our Admissions office.

    Required for grades 17.

  • 4

    Submit transcript request to your child's current school.

    We require that materials are sent directly from your child's current school to our admissions office.

    Required for grades 17.

  • 5

    Register online for your child's group play date (K-1) or entrance exam (grades 2–7).

    Required for Kindergarten–grade 7.

  • 6

    Register online for your family meeting.

    All applicants and at least one parent and/or legal guardian must attend a 30-minute meeting where we will interview your child and answer any questions you may have.

    Required for Kindergarten–grade 7.

Checklists and Forms

Grade Checklists

Recommendation and Transcript Request Form