Beginning in the fall of 2021, Mr. McNeice will assume the Head of School role for BASIS Independent Manhattan’s Upper School campus (Gr. 6-12).
Mr. McNeice joins us after serving as Associate Head of School at BASIS Independent Fremont, which expanded into two campuses during his tenure. Before that, he served as their Director of Admissions, successfully increasing student enrollment to maximum capacity. Prior to joining BASIS Independent Schools, Mr. McNeice worked in Higher Education for over a decade, both in Student Affairs and in Enrollment Management, where he guided thousands of students through the difficult transition from high school to college. It was through his work in college admissions that Mr. McNeice first came into contact with students from BASIS Curriculum Schools, and was astounded by how prepared they were to succeed at the next level.
Mr. McNeice earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Bishop’s University and his Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Western Governors University. He is also currently in the final stages of earning a Ph.D. in Leadership with a concentration in Student Personnel Services from the University of the Cumberlands.
Mr. McNeice jumped at the chance to return to the northeast, where he and his fiancé are close to friends and family. Now in New York City, he is excited to reunite with Mr. Lee (Head of School, Lower) after having worked together at BASIS Independent Fremont. Mr. McNeice is confident in their collaboration to lead and grow our school, while also focusing on building a mature and engaged community specifically at the Upper School campus.
A multi-instrumentalist, Mr. McNeice enjoys relaxing with a guitar or mandolin in his hand, and he’s enjoyed singing in choirs from a young age. He’s also excited to rekindle his childhood passion for hockey, after learning that Chelsea Piers, the recreational facility with whom we are partnering, includes ice rinks.