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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.

Application for the 2017-18 school year for grades K-8 is currently open. Apply now. Admissions steps and requirements vary by grade. Please read below for details.

BASIS Independent Manhattan has two admissions cycles for the 2017 school year: Early Admissions Cycle and Regular Admissions Cycle. Key dates are listed below:

Rolling Admissions Cycle

  • Application Deadline - Applications for all grades are open until the grade has filled. Once a grade has closed, submitted applications that receive a letter of acceptance will automatically go on our waitlist. 
  • Admissions Notifications – We aim to notify you within 10 business days of receiving your completed application. Please note that an application is deemed complete when the supplementary materials are received and required meetings are attended. 
  • Commitment Date – Admitted Rolling Admissions applicants will be required to commit within 10 business days of being offered a seat. 

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 all grades kindergarten-grade 8.

  • 2

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

    Submit an online application here.

    Required for all grades kindergarten-grade 8.

  • 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 2-8.

  • 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 2-8.

  • 5

    Register online for your child's group play date (K-1) or entrance exam (Grades 2-8).

    Required for grades 2-8.

  • 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 all grades kindergarten-grade 8.

Checklists and Forms

Grade Checklists

Recommendation and Transcript Request Form