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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
January 31
Application Fee
$65
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$29,200
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

Open House: Saturday, December 1
Grades 5-12: 10:00-12:00 PM
Register: https://bit.ly/2D7m0Er

Welcome! BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, a grades 5-12 private school in San Jose, provides students a nationally ranked curriculum that raises the standard of learning to the highest international levels. We prove time and again that with the right support and encouragement, all students can achieve academic excellence. How? We set the bar high and help students develop the confidence to clear it. Our advanced liberal arts and sciences curriculum, paired with our Subject Expert Teachers, helps students achieve whatever they put their hearts and minds to. It’s challenging, it’s rewarding, and it’s inspiring.

Students can select from over 65 club and athletic offerings. Our seniors are accepted to the world's top colleges and universities including Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC, Yale, Princeton, The London School of Economics and Political Science, and many more.

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
32 responses
Average ACT
34
40 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Spirit Week
    75%
  • Halloween Dance
    13%
  • not having a ton of hw+catching up on sleep
    13%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
800
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.12 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.12 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
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$90,303
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,689
National
$949
Median Home Value
$658,000
National
$184,700

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Reviews

35 reviews
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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
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This school provides a comprehensive curriculum to intellectual curios students. The academic benchmarks are high. Meanwhile it offers more than 50 after-school activities and clubs. The campus space is limited but there’s an indoor stadium for basketball, volleyball, Gym etc. It also leverages nearby club or school venues for tennis, swimming, cross country, soccer etc sports. The teachers are experts in their teaching areas. If your kids seeking for challenging learning experiences, this is the right place. They also have peer tutoring program, office hours etc to make sure every student could get academic helps as long as they need. Overall we are satisfied with this school.
BASIS is an amazing school, filled with wonderful teachers and students. The courses that the students are enrolled in are very vigorous and may be hard to understand though. BASIS isn't meant for everyone, and just like Presentation, Saint Francis, Mitty, or Harker, BASIS requires students to pass an entry test. Although many teachers are open frequently to hang out or answer questions, very few teachers can be rude. If I may make a suggestion- if it's possible, BASIS should conduct surveys about their teachers every grading period or trimester because how would a teacher know what their class thinks of them if they have no source of information. Through anonymous surveys, teachers can improve and so can students. So, instead of conducting surveys at the end of the year, I believe that frequent surveys would be more beneficial. Overall, BASIS is amazing school with a lot of diversity, healthy food choices, a safe campus, and outstanding academics.