The liberal arts and sciences BASIS Curriculum provides students many opportunities to demonstrate excellence in and out of the classroom. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and teachers at BASIS Independent Manhattan. Below is a selection of media recognition of school achievements and noteworthy happenings around campus and across our network:
In School in the U.S., students leave the screen behind
“They actually don’t learn as well if they are looking at screens, so for me personally as a teacher, I would rather not do that as I know they will retain the information better if they are actually hand writing it…”
*Please note, the title was translated from the language of the piece (Danish).
BASIS: Inside the Acclaimed School Network That’s Blended Together the World’s Best Education Practices
-The 74 Million
“…Tara attends BASIS Independent Brooklyn, part of a chain of 27 public charter, private, and international schools in five states, Washington, D.C., and China that recently captured four of the top five spots on U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of America’s best high schools. BASIS makes advanced, immersive coursework a requirement for all students, from pre-K through high school — an approach that some dub “deep content.” But for co-founder Olga Block, there’s nothing extraordinary about such comprehensive study; it’s simply the way she was taught as a child growing up in Czechoslovakia.”
A revolutionary school ‘turns back the clock’ in Brooklyn
-The New York Post
“… As headmaster Hadley Ruggles tells me, “Brooklyn is a progressive place, and it looks like we have rolled back the clock.” The students are taught grammar. Math in the early grades involves drilling. Students are required to take three years of Latin. Writing is focused on analytical work, not “journaling.” The school does offer some trendy classes: Elementary school requires several years of engineering and Mandarin. But they’ve also stuck with Advanced Placement classes, even as many schools have dropped them out of fear that kids will burn out from all the tests. Students as young as eighth grade are taking APs and scoring well.”
BASIS Independent Manhattan Launches Fall 2017 Admissions Campaign
BASIS Independent Manhattan will serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school will start enrolling students beginning this summer for the school year starting fall 2017. The school’s campus is located at 795 Columbus Avenue. Graduates of BASIS Independent Manhattan will matriculate into BASIS Independent Brooklyn, the PreK through 12th grade institution located in Red Hook that opened to acclaim in 2014.