Enjoy a glimpse inside students’ lives at BASIS Independent McLean! Meet our bloggers below.
Eric M. '21
Eric M. is a whimsical Grade 11 student at BASIS Independent McLean. He is a full-time student and enjoys learning primarily in the fields of math and science. His outlook in life is to become a jack of all trades, but master of some, as he wants to have many talents and succeed at a few, rather than narrowing his focus in any particular field. When he isn’t occupied with schoolwork, you can find him looking for the stray cat in his neighborhood, playing guitar, and spending time with friends.
Benjamin W. '23
Benjamin W. is a Grade 9 student in his third year at BASIS Independent McLean (BIM). He likes BIM for its unique curriculum and welcoming environment. He is involved in both the Model United Nations team, on which he practices public speaking skills. In his free time, Benjamin can be found playing chess and reading. He is also an avid D.C. sports fan. Benjamin is well known for his old and worn Nationals cap.
Catie D. '26
Catie D. is a Grade 6 student in her second year at BASIS Independent McLean. She enjoys being a Student Ambassador because she likes meeting new people and helping them make friends. Her favorite subjects are biology and art. She loves how passionate all of her teachers are about the subjects they teach! Outside of school, Catie enjoys Girl Scouts, horseback riding, biking long trails with her family, reading about mystical creatures, woodworking, and playing with her puppy.