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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Sports
    C-
About BASIS Independent Silicon Valley...
Address
1290 Parkmoor Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
Telephone
(408) 291-0907

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$30,700
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 Silicon Valley

Now accepting applications for fall 2020!

Early Admissions (Grades 5-7)
Application Submission Deadline: Oct, 25, 2019

Regular Admissions (Grades 5-12)
Application Submission Deadline: Thur, Jan 30, 2020

At BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, a grades 5-12 private school, students and subject expert teachers engage in a spiraling liberal arts and sciences curriculum benchmarked to the best education systems in the world. We believe in setting a higher standard for students and promoting self reliance and accountability in an environment where learning is encouraged and celebrated.

Outside of our classrooms, students can select from over 65 club and athletic offerings. 

Our seniors are accepted to the world's top colleges and universities including Stanford, MIT, Harvard, UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Chicago, The London School of Economics, Oxford, and many more.

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BASIS Independent Silicon Valley 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
1520
88 responses
Average ACT
34
64 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
50%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
41%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    38%
  • no events are good
    21%
  • not having a ton of hw+catching up on sleep
    17%
  • i love having no extracurricular sports at school
    8%
  • getting out of this prison trap
    4%
  • Halloween Dance
    4%
  • Prom
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    C
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    800
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
    32%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
    9%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    41%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
    Poll
    50%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
    Poll
    41%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C-
    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.22 responses
    32%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
    36%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses
    Living in the Area
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      D-
    Median Household Income
    $74,404
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,631
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $515,537
    National
    $184,700

    BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Reviews

    59 reviews
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    Academics(STEM) is the main reason to go here. The "AP Curriculum" is definitely overhyped, its nothing amazing, but it does make classes more complex. Teachers are hit-or-miss, some are good, but some are favoritist and some are just plain out bad. Clubs are the worst--they're all really expensive, and BISV barely even gives any of the money back to the clubs. School culture/spirit is bad, but it is getting slightly better. The resources/facility are the worst thing about the school-there's barely any area to just hang out. The senior lounge is a small space that seniors can use, but that's it. The rest of the students are restricted as to where they can hang out, and if you stay at school after 5, BISV charges you for "Late Bird", which is pretty ridiculous. College counselors are okay, but you should get your own outside counselor. The administration are completely incompetent at the school-do not rely on them for anything! The food is Choicelunch, which is bad as well.
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    Academics/Teachers/Resource: MWAH! The teachers are all qualified and passionate about their respective subjects (many also have PhD's). There are many resources within the school that assist students' academic performance if they wish, such as the peer tutoring program, office hours, or simply having a classmate help you out.

    Clubs: A surprisingly wide variety of clubs. The largest (and arguably best) clubs consist of Speech & Debate, Mock Trial, and DECA.

    Sports: PE only offers the mainstream sports, such as soccer, basketball, and football.

    Diversity: Nonexistent. All Asians.

    Food: Most of the students hate it.

    School Culture: Many of the students are talented and smart, but many of them at the same time are also conceited and condescending, which degrades the school environment by a considerable amount.

    Administration: Slow
    We are a small community of students and I like being at a place where staff members, and even teachers who aren't my teacher, know my name. The classes are hard but worth the work. Every year I look back at where I was in the beginning of the year and I'm always moving forward. I have greatly enjoyed my teachers. Teachers who are individually passionate about their classes always gets me excited. And I love the community we are building. Every year we add more clubs, sports, traditions, and overall school spirit. I'm proud to be a BISV student!