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Curriculum Overview

The BASIS.ed K–4 program has been developed to help prepare students for the high-achieving curriculum in the BASIS.ed Lower School (grades 5–7) and Upper School (grades 8–12). The K–4 program therefore focuses not only on academics, but also on critical thinking, organizational skills, time management, study skills, and behavioral expectations — each of which are vital to success in various future pursuits.


The BASIS.ed curriculum for grades 5–7 is designed to provide one of the most advanced middle school programs available in the world, fully integrating the sciences, arts, math, language, and reading. By the end of middle school, students have delved deeply into the critical importance of organization and time management, so that they can conquer the high school curriculum.


The BASIS.ed program for grades 8–12 is widely recognized as one of the most academically-advanced high school programs in the world. Our graduates are routinely accepted to top universities around the world, from Harvard and Stanford to the University of Oxford.


Our Schools

Watch and Learn About BASIS Charter Schools

What do our teachers and students have to say about the BASIS charter schools experience?

BASIS.ed Primary School Program Video

The nationally-ranked BASIS.ed academic program was founded on the notion that any student can be taught to love learning. Thanks to our passionate and supportive K–12 subject expert teachers and STEM-inspired, liberal arts curriculum, BASIS students are prepared for future successes in higher education and beyond.

Cover of the 2015-16 BASIS Charter Schools Outcomes brochure

Outcomes: BASIS Charter Schools


Proven Results

BASIS.ed students consistently rank among the top in the world in critical thinking and problem solving in math, reading, and science. A BASIS.ed education is a blend of the rigorous standards seen around the world plus the ingenuity and creativity so often associated with American education.

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From BASIS.ed Vectors

In Schools Today, It Is Time To Look Outward

BASIS Independent McLean is hosting a special event, “Demystifying Global Education Ranking...


“My content area is their individual success.” For Leigh Preuss, now in her sixth yea...

OECD Scores Soar Again

Since participating in the initial pilot of the OECD Test for Schools (based on PISA) in the Unit...

The Founders’ Prize for Senior Project Excellence, 2016

Two teams consisting of a BASIS.ed student and their Senior Project faculty advisor have been cho...