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BASIS Independent Brooklyn is a private school located in Brooklyn, NY. It has 825 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $30,200 for the highest grade offered.
Address
556 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
Telephone
(917) 275-5878

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$30,200
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Students

Diversity
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Students
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
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Living in the Area
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  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$50,640
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,262
National
$949
Median Home Value
$590,500
National
$184,700
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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.
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BASIS.ed touts its system as a top college-readiness education program, and it definitely is. The academics are excellent. Teachers are qualified experts in their fields, and bring enthusiasm to their classrooms. But there are some trade-offs. Teacher retention is terrible (low pay and high demands), administration staffing can seem very random and has high turnover. There's a lot of lip service about sports, but very little actual support in terms of types of teams, equipment, coaches, player schedules, etc. Things that are standard at many top tier/selective high schools in NYC are either non-existent or nascent at BASIS - such as internship opportunities, any type of counseling/psychological support, a library, yearbook, newspaper, computer lab, etc. It remains to be seen how successful the first senior class' college placements are, but most parents are hopeful.
The academics are the same level as my public school peers. Going to a public school I realized Basis did not provide a good foundation for math. The History education is very good. The teachers are overworked and left in the dark about scheduling and upcoming events(eg. testing).Admin is unorganized, cold and hostile to the student, focusing all their attention on recruiting new students.
The Sports and clubs are practically non existing. A handful of clubs is offered for the elementary students, withe the middle and high school students being left with 1 or 2 disorganized clubs. They have half-heartedly tried to make sports teams. Contrary to their website, the only functioning sports are a unorganized underfunded girls volleyball team. The other teams are a middle school boys basketball and a co-ed (practically all boys) soccer team.