The Academy is a seminar-style, writing-intensive program that modifies graduation requirements of the standard BASIS Curriculum. Students take humanities courses specific to The Academy, while continuing to take other humanities, math, science, foreign language, and elective courses with their BASIS Independent McLean peers. The Academy courses require students to demonstrate historical and analytical thinking in writing. Students who are exceptionally dedicated to growth in the humanities will embrace the opportunities for the deep engagement with texts afforded in these courses.

The program serves grades 8 through 12, starting with grades 8 through 10 in the fall of 2019.

For more information, contact us at: (703) 854-1253 | mclean-theacademy@basisindependent.com