Outside the United States most private schools, especially new private schools, are for-profit. The United States is an anomaly in this regard.
A for-profit independent school is a business. The school is owned by its investors, and like any business, to thrive the school must satisfy its customers—in this case, our parents, guardians, and grandparents, who pay the tuition. Our objective as a business is simple: to offer an internationally-acclaimed learning experience at an exceptional value.
BASIS Independent schools break the traditional, elitist model of private education. There is no self-perpetuating Board of Trustees made up of influential parents and significant donors. There will be no fundraising whatsoever in any of our schools. The Head of School at a BASIS Independent school is thus liberated from significant conflict-of-interest issues and is able to focus entirely on his or her educational mission: managing teachers and ensuring the quality of the learning culture.