BASIS Washington, D.C. opened in 2012 in a beautiful school near the National Portrait Gallery. In the 2015–16 school year, BASIS Washington, D.C. serves grades 5–12, mirroring the design of our nationally-ranked sister campuses. In the heart of our nation's capital, BASIS Washington, D.C. provides an unparalleled, enriching community where students work hard to pursue genuine understanding.
The program at BASIS Washington, D.C. for students in grades 5–7 focuses on establishing the deep knowledge base necessary to prepare for the rigorous demands of our college-preparatory curriculum. Students master the foundations of language, math, and science by taking Latin, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics as distinct disciplines. By 7th grade, students begin studying a second language and are exposed to the principles of formal logic to bolster critical thinking and problem-solving skills at an early age.