NEW YORK, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BASIS Independent Manhattan, the newest private school from the nationally ranked, world acclaimed BASIS.ed network just launched a series of information sessions for prospective families. The first session will be held May 17, 2016 at the Cornell Club at 6 East 44th Street in New York City at 6:30pm. To reserve a seat, please visit www.basisindependent.com/newYork.
BASIS Independent Manhattan will serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. The school will start enrolling students beginning this summer for the school year starting fall 2017. The school's campus is located at 795 Columbus Avenue. Graduates of BASIS Independent Manhattan will matriculate into BASIS Independent Brooklyn, the PreK through 12th grade institution located in Red Hook that opened to acclaim in 2014.
The 795 Columbus Avenue location currently houses a private school. BASIS worked extensively with school ownership to enable an additional year of operation before the agreed upon transition of the site to BASIS in the summer of 2017 to allow for fall 2017 operation.
"There has been a tremendous response to news of BASIS Independent Schools' expansion into Manhattan, and we are now ready to share more details about our planned school to prospective families," remarked BASIS Independent Schools CEO Ian Block. "We are committed to founding an exceptional school that will complement the many long-standing and reputable institutions on the Upper West Side for years to come. What BASIS Independent Schools offer families is a distinct academic program blending the rigorous standards and foundational disciplinary study of the best European and Asian education with the ingenuity and creativity of the finest, most innovative American education."
The BASIS Independent academic program is unique in that it is internationally benchmarked, which is vital in the 21st century global marketplace. Block continued, "Our flagship schools are already thriving in two of the most creative and demanding educational markets in the nation, Silicon Valley and Brooklyn. Our expansion is evidence of the demand for a new status quo of independent school education. Urban dwellers are truly evaluating what their tuition dollars are doing for them. They're seeking a program rooted in innovation, high expectations, and transparency, not to mention a lower price point and no pressure to fundraise."
- This will be the fifth school in the BASIS Independent Schools system, after Brooklyn and Silicon Valley (opened 2014), and Fremont, California and McLean, Virginia (opening 2016). BASIS.ed currently manages these independent schools, as well as twenty high-performing charter schools in Arizona, Texas, and Washington, D.C. Last year, in Shenzhen, China, BASIS.ed also opened its first international school.
- BASIS Independent Manhattan will use the identical elementary and middle school academic programs as BASIS Independent Brooklyn, which has been lauded for offering Mandarin and engineering classes from kindergarten; for its hands-on, project-based "Connections" class linking the arts, science, math, and humanities; and for its vibrant array of fine, visual, and performing arts and music coursework.
- Application information for the 2017-18 school year is available at http://basisindependent.com/newyork .
About BASIS Independent Schools
BASIS Independent Schools has five independent schools in Fremont and San Jose, CA; Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY; and McLean, VA. For more information, please visit http://basisindependent.com/newyork.
SOURCE BASIS Independent Schools