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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
556 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone
(917) 275-5878

Applying

Application Deadline
January 30
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$33,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From BASIS Independent Brooklyn

At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, a PreK–grade 12 private school, we believe in educating students to the highest international standards. We educate young students with expert instruction in the liberal arts and sciences, including: Mandarin, music, engineering, world history, math, and hands-on, project-based learning. Our knowledgeable and passionate subject experts believe that with the right support and encouragement, any motivated child can achieve academic excellence. Our world-acclaimed program is inspired by best practices from around the world, and facilitates a joyful learning culture where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary opportunities.

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BASIS Independent Brooklyn Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1390
8 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • WorldFest, Mixers, Fine Arts Gala, Project Week
    57%
  • Spirit Week
    29%
  • Special days
    14%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    912
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    0%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $31,100
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    50%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    B-
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      B-
    3. Housing
      D-
    Area Feel
    Dense Urban
    Median Household Income
    $33,861
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $830
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $269,732
    National
    $184,700

    BASIS Independent Brooklyn Reviews

    19 reviews
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    Basis is the school I wish I had when I was a kid. We have two boys (7 and 5) attending Basis and they absolutely love it. If the kids are ever sick and have to miss days of school they beg to be able to go! The curriculum is demanding but I see the boys making fast progress and learning new things quickly. The school has a cross-disciplinary approach to learning. You might learn Mandarin in a language class, the history of China in another class, and learn about engineering by studying the Great Wall of China. Basis is amazing and staffed with bright, energetic teachers and all the parents we've met have been interesting, diverse, and involved. 5 stars in my book!
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    When you raise the bar, children can and will achieve amazing things. My child now has a hunger for learning and performing well, that was not evident before. The work my child has been producing this year astounds me!

    The school community is diverse with families from all over the world. I appreciate that the parents that send their kids here work very hard to do so. It’s a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, etc.

    Just know your child, and if he/she has a curious mind and an intrinsic drive to succeed, then BIB would be a great fit.
    The academic rigor at BASIS is unparalleled. The school's visionary founders believe that young children are capable of learning high-level, complex material as long as it is delivered in a joyful way by passionate teachers who are experts in their fields. We have witnessed our children's growing sense of pride, ownership and accountability for their own learning. They are very happy at school and are surrounded by like-minded peers. They don't want to miss any school days and complain if we schedule our vacation that causes them to miss school. At BASIS, it is cool to be smart and to love learning. We don't feel any competitive pressure among students. The homework load is reasonable -- from 0.5 to 3 hours a day for high school and no homework during the breaks. Our children have time to pursue other interests outside of school. The administration is open to parental suggestions. They send out surveys to parents twice a year and hold a monthly meeting with parents.