The BASIS Curriculum is widely recognized as among the best academic programs in the country. As a result, BASIS Independent students gain entry into some of the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities and grow into participants, not spectators, in their academic and professional lives.
What makes for an exceptional school?
What makes for an exceptional school is not just impressive college admissions results, incredible teachers, and a high-caliber curriculum, but an experience that provides students the opportunity to develop into the best versions of themselves. Our students are prepared to reach their fullest potential. Each has the chance to deeply engage with content in every discipline, attain the tools needed for a successful college admissions experience, learn to understand the world at large, and find great joy in their education.
We invite you to explore the outcomes of our program, the recognition of BASIS Independent students, and the many data points BASIS Independent Schools consider when evaluating how we deliver on the promise to students of an unparalleled educational experience.*
*We don’t post school-specific data and student performance online. Contact us with questions about student performance at BASIS Independent McLean.
Student Results &
Leading the world in math, reading, and science
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), administered by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an exam given to 15-year-olds around the world to evaluate critical thinking and applied knowledge in math, reading, and science.
On the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA), BASIS Independent students soar, so much so that if our students formed their own nation, they’d be the top performers in the world.
Excelling at college-level work in high school
Deep learning happens when students are challenged. Our curriculum is centered around this idea, and there is no better manifestation of challenge than AP and post-AP coursework.
BASIS Independent students perform exceedingly well on AP exams compared to peers in the U.S. and students around the globe.
From academic competition wins and sports victories to alumni successes
Because of their hard work, BASIS Independent students grow into self-sufficient learners who are often recognized for their talents across disciplines, in and out of the classroom. We seek these opportunities out on behalf of our students, but they are also often recognized organically by meeting eligibility for prestigious national and international awards.
BASIS Independent students excel in the world's top colleges and universities.
College admissions are one of the ultimate indicators of strength and recognition of a program. BASIS Independent students work incredibly hard; we’re proud to offer a program that acts as a launching pad for students to achieve their dreams.
by the numbers*
*Please note, all data displayed is for BASIS Independent Schools as a whole.