BASIS.ed-managed schools ask for more from their students, teachers, and managers. In return, BASIS.ed gives more back—more autonomy, responsibility and collaboration for teachers and managers, leading to better academic performance and options for students.
The BASIS Diploma prepares students to fully participate in the dynamic, exciting and unpredictable world of the 21st Century. Students who earn this diploma grow in our classrooms to love learning and the pursuit of deeper understanding. Through our revolutionary liberal arts program, they experience the delight of mastering fields of complex knowledge and of developing the habits of disciplined, critical enquiry. Above all they have the best possible educational foundation to be independent and resourceful problem solvers and to face future challenges. It is their choice what career opportunities they pursue and intellectual decisions they make in the future. It is our job to fully prepare them to succeed in those choices.
The scope and sequence of the BASIS Diploma is determined by these practices.
We define opportunity for our students in GLOBAL terms. In the 21st Century we can no longer conceive of opportunity for the next generation as confined to a city, a state or even a nation. Hence, we commit to teaching our students to the highest global standards so that they can win admission to the best universities in the world and compete in a global professional marketplace.
Founded by two economists, from our earliest days our schools have been committed to the smart, network-wide use of student performance data. We hold ourselves ACCOUNTABLE to use the insights this data provides to sustain and improve learning outcomes for our students.
We teach our students to achieve MASTERY of the foundational academic disciplines and competencies, for it is that mastery which will empower their future lives and careers. In our classrooms they face extraordinary challenges, and they grow accustomed to the unwavering support of the faculty.
We have a course of study that is CONNECTED from the student's academic start in Preschool to its finish with Senior Projects. Our curriculum is carefully calibrated so that in every discipline and at every grade level, students are appropriately challenged and excited by their learning, and each year builds as a preparation for the challenges to come.