COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
Although BASIS Independent Manhattan cannot host tours and information sessions on campus at this time, we know that families are still thinking about schools and planning for next year, as are we! As such, we are offering a variety of ways to virtually connect with our admissions team. Learn More
At BASIS Independent Manhattan, a PreK–grade 12 private school on the Upper West Side, students are inspired to discover their passions and learn at the highest international levels! The world-acclaimed BASIS Curriculum offers an accelerated program led by passionate educators with subject-specific expertise. Rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, our curriculum prioritizes foundational knowledge through a diverse selection of courses, including Mandarin, music, engineering, world history, logic, advanced mathematics, and more. We foster individuality and ingenuity in every student, as well as a joyful learning culture where intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary outcomes.
Middle & High School Program
-The high school curriculum features diverse and challenging coursework based on the best education systems in the world. -Students can take AP courses as early as grade 9, as well as a variety of elective options. -Seniors participate in a daily college counseling class, specialized capstone courses, and a three-month Senior Project. -BASIS Independent seniors are accepted to top colleges.
BASIS Independent Manhattan Reviews
Our children are in their third year at the school and have learned more than their peers in comparable schools, out performed our expectations, and have enjoyed doing so.
Not only is it both academically challenging and rewarding, but it also has a caring, considerate culture lead by outstanding teachers.
It is a small school with small classes so this necessarily limits the clubs and sports it can offer. So if your life revolves around sports and extra curricular activities - and you can't find them outside of your school - then you will most likely deny your children the best education, at the best value, available in NYC!