We believe that every child should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development at every age, in every grade level, and in any circumstance. While a classroom is a student's home during the school hours, at BASIS Independent McLean, we seek to provide a framework for learning that uses surroundings and communities outside their primary learning environment, which will ultimately add value to classroom learning. We want to enable our students to construct their own learning in order to live successfully in the world that surrounds them, gaining life skills like subject-based knowledge and problem solving.
From these beliefs, we have created a number of opportunities to allow our students to take in a variety of environments and other communities. These include the following: