We are an independent school that is new to Manhattan, but not new to education. Since its founding in 1998, BASIS Curriculum Schools have been firmly committed to redefining education. Our school offers an exciting opportunity for families to experience a world-acclaimed curriculum that is fueled by passionate and supportive teachers. Meanwhile, our location in the heart of the Upper West Side provides numerous opportunities for cultural and recreational enrichment being just steps from Central Park, The Met, the American Museum of Natural History, farmer’s markets, libraries and educational institutions.
From the moment we opened our doors, we have been driven by and inspired by the passion of one another, the dedication of our families, and the energy and inquisitiveness of our students. We believe whole-heartedly that children rise to the expectations that their school and teachers set for them. A student here can become a mathematician, historian, scientist, engineer, artist, musician, linguist, writer, inventor, skateboarder, athlete, dancer, or whatever their heart desires.
We are privileged to be part of each student’s educational journey. Our students face academic rigor that welcomes engagement and challenges them to learn from failure and develop resilience. It is our mission to create this environment in which students will thrive and succeed. Guided by our 5C’s of Citizenship, Confidence, Courage, Compassion, and Creativity, we believe BASIS Independent Manhattan fosters student autonomy and raises global citizens who will venture into a world that is ever-changing, but for which they will be prepared.
Welcome to a world of possibilities with us!
Leadership, Administration, Faculty, and Staff of BASIS Independent Manhattan