Our schools are among the best in the world.
The average BASIS student not only outperforms the typical U.S. student, they also score higher than their global peers in Shanghai, Finland, and Singapore—countries and regions which are noted for having the best education in the world.
Our teachers are subject experts and passionate educators.
BASIS teachers have degrees in their field, many have advanced degrees, but don't necessarily have a teaching license. Since many have spent their adult lives studying a subject they love, they're passionate about what they teach. It's that passion that inspires students to overcome challenges, grasp new concepts and love learning.
Our curriculum fuels creative thinking and problem-solving.
We provide an accelerated and rigorous curriculum to help prepare students for today's workforce. Each grade focuses on building two core skills: the organization of complex tasks and the productive management of limited time.
We motivate students to reach their highest potential and prepare them for the demands of further education, a rewarding career and global citizenship.
Teachers who love teaching, teach students to love learning.
Ask any BASIS.ed student what makes their school different and they will first tell you, "the teachers." Our teachers' passion for what they teach creates an environment in which students are nurtured and grow to love learning.
Our teachers are experts in their subjects!
At BASIS.ed, we hire educators with academic degrees in the disciplines they teach. More than 70% of our BASIS.ed teachers have at least a master's degree in their subject.
Our teachers are selected for BASIS.ed quality!
We hire only the most qualified teachers. Upon selection as top candidates, prospective teachers are challenged to teach a lesson during one of our Demo-Teach Days. Only the teachers who are highly ranked by students and faculty are hired.
Our teachers inspire great performance!
When students love to learn, they excel. Student performance has consistently topped rankings in educational achievement both at home and abroad; our graduates attend the world's most prestigious and respected higher learning institutions.
BASIS.ed is a dynamic American educational network that manages world quality schools in three complementary markets: free public charter schools; private schools; international private schools. Our goal is to provide the widest possible access to our program in order to provide our graduates with the widest degree of choice in their future lives. All the schools in our network are built upon the same pedagogic, curricular and cultural educational platform that is accredited by AdvancedED.
BASIS.ed creates and manages the central curricular, assessment, teacher and manager training processes that make our student learning results possible. It also provides all back office support services to the schools: human resources, finance and accounting, marketing and IT.
Our culture is driven by a relentless focus on the key factors that improve student learning: we have a standard to inspire quality in every school that we manage.
At BASIS.ed, the classroom is sacrosanct and student- teacher interaction is the essential educational activity. The value we place on nurturing this relationship is evident in how we allocate our resources and the deep signs of respect we show toward teachers and the learning process. Teachers open the minds of students to their disciplines. This true partnership and mutual respect is unmistakable in our academic community. Students learn that they can always find a champion in their teachers.
What we do:
BASIS.ed is a dynamic American educational network that manages world quality charter schools in Arizona, Texas, and Washington D.C. Our goal is to provide the widest possible access to our program in order to provide our graduates with the widest degree of choice in their future lives. All the schools in our network, public charter and private, domestic and international, are built upon the same pedagogic, curricular and cultural educational platform that is accredited by AdvancedED. BASIS.ed creates and manages the central curricular, assessment, teacher and manager training processes that make our student learning results possible. It also provides all back office support services to the schools: human resources, finance and accounting, marketing and IT. Our culture is driven by a relentless focus on the key factors that improve student learning: we monitor results to ensure that students and teachers are meeting the very high bar that we have set. Our cycle of performance measurements and program management allows the finest employees within BASIS.ed to advance, so that we have a standard to inspire quality in every school that we manage.
At the core of Michael and Olga Block’s educational vision is a belief that the goal of a great education is to provide students with choices, with unbounded opportunities, to send them to college and into their professional lives empowered by the broad and deep content knowledge and critical thinking skills that will enable them to craft their own futures. From the beginning their vision has been more ambitious than opening the best school in Tucson, or Scottsdale or even Arizona. It is to create a dynamic network of the finest schools in the world that can represent America at its best: a pre-K - 12 fusion of creativity, innovation and rigorous experimentation and problem-solving that is the signature of such legendary intellectual communities as Bell Labs and the NASA Apollo program.
Today this network of schools uniquely encompasses open-enrollment public charter schools across the nation, private schools in the major US metropolitan areas, and international schools. Whilst each type of school offers programs and facilities appropriate to the communities served, at the core of this dynamic network is a common mission: BASIS.ed is redefining education and leading the U. S. and the world in producing breathtaking learning results.
The promise of this vision is that expert, passionate teachers inspire their students to fall in love with learning, with the satisfaction to be gained from hard work, with the joy of intellectual and creative effort and with the acceptance of struggle and failure as an inevitable part of a productive and stimulating life. Learning is BASIS.ed’s business. We manage some of the best schools in the world and we are working hard to ensure that more and more students will have access to the opportunity and choices we open for them in this uncertain, volatile world. – less