Our PreK through kindergarten program is carefully designed to encourage a child’s natural tendencies to question, to create, and to discover. This is where we lay a solid foundation for academic success.
Led by a Subject Expert Teacher and a Learning Expert Teacher in most classes, grades 1–4 students study a well-rounded, integrated curriculum that inspires connections and application of knowledge.
Grades 5–8 are designed to foster student independence, self-motivation, confidence, and curiosity: the academic and organizational skills that will prepare them for high school and beyond.
Beginning with Advanced Placement® (AP) coursework and ending with college-style capstone courses and a Senior Project, the BASIS Curriculum in grades 9–12 is consistently ranked as one of the best high school programs in the U.S.
94%2020 Advanced Placement Exam Pass Rate for BASIS Independent students
1474BASIS Independent Schools Class of 2020 Average SAT Score (out of 1600)
85%2020 BASIS Independent students Acceptance Rate to U.S. News & World Report Top 50 Colleges & Universities
BASIS Independent McLean is much more well-rounded than people believe.Mr. WilliamsMath Subject Expert Teacher
I am in the journalism club and a cappella. I joined the dance team in the spring, and I am a student ambassador. I wanted to be a student ambassador because I remembered how much my shadow day helped me decide to come here. I like meeting new people and want to help others see our school.MacKenzieGrade 7