BASIS Independent Brooklyn

BASIS Independent Brooklyn will open a new Lower School campus in Downtown Brooklyn for Fall 2021! This campus, centrally located at City Point, will serve our PreK to grade 2 students and will be thoughtfully designed to welcome our youngest learners to the BASIS Independent Brooklyn curriculum and community.
BASIS Independent Brooklyn prepares students to tackle whatever challenges come their way through our well-rounded, globally inspired curriculum that prioritized foundational knowledge, encourage independent learning, and grows critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Our teachers have subject-specific expertise in their field and tap into that passion to craft engaging, thought-provoking lessons that allow studnets to take risks while remaining supported every step of the way. Our teachers are not only proactive in helping students learn to advocate for themsleves, they work to foster a culture of social-emotional wellness in addition to academic support.
With an abundance of electives that allow students to explore a wide variety of interests and topics and an array of extracurricular offerings to help them discover their passions, students get an unmatched academic experience as they learn at the highest international levels, build confidence, and celebrate learning day after day.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded2014
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$2,870
Summer Program Cost NotesPlease find more information about summer at BASIS Independent Brooklyn here:
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students909 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade BASIS Independent Brooklyn Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses25 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 2-D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History
Average SAT score1400
Average ACT score32
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 21 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,500
Tuition NotesPreK-1 and PreK-2: $32,500
Admissions DirectorSarah Ellerton
Admissions AssociateNicolas Edwards


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
Cross CountrySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Ajna Dance - Bollywood Dance and Movement, Capoeira, Chess, Clayworld, Coding, Cooking Basics with Butterbeans, Debate, Eco Club Friday, fall play, Foodart, Girls Who Code, History Bee and Bowl, Italian Club, Math Club (grades 1–3), Math Club (grades 4+), Minecraft Club, Model UN, Music Studio, National Honors Society, Physics Club, Pokemon TCG, Pre-Robotics, Robotics, Robots, Science & Engineering, Science Bowl, Science Fair Program, Sewing - Advanced, Sewing - Beginner (Doll Making and Hand Embroidery), suzuki violin, Theatre, U.S. Geography Olympiad/International Geography Bee

School Notes

  • BASIS Independent Brooklyn is an PreK-grade 12 private school.Our world-acclaimed curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, inspiring students to learn at the highest international standards.Our educators are Subject Expert Teachers who are knowledgeable, passionate, and invested in their students' success.
  • Our school facilitates a joyful learning culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes.We believe that with the right support and encouragement, any motivated child can achieve academic excellence.
  • BASIS Independent Brooklyn prepares students to tackle whatever challenges come their way through our well-rounded, globally inspired curriculum that prioritized foundational knowledge, encourage independent learning, and grows critical thinking and problem solving skills.

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