During our founding year, teachers and staff collaborated to develop a set of values that define BASIS Independent Fremont as a campus. Forged from our legacy of academic excellence and finessed through our many successful years as a school, these values have shaped our learning experience and have held our students and leadership accountable to our high standard. Thus, in taking a cue from our school mascot, the Bumblebee, the STINGER system was created.
Each letter in STINGER represents a core value for our local community.
S—Safe. The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is of the utmost importance. We want to ensure that each student feels welcome here as well as encouraged to take part in the vibrancy of our campus, and that they will be safe and supported while doing so.
T—Trustworthy. We expect our students to show integrity and stay accountable for their actions as well as for their education.
I—Industrious. Learning is hard work, but we want our students to know if they put in the time and always try their absolute best, then each one has the ability to achieve whatever they put their minds to.
N—Noble. We teach our students to think about the greater good of the community. In upholding a sense of nobility, students learn to be upright citizens, and subsequently, to be active participants in spreading goodness.
G—Gritty. Persevere! Facing challenges and making mistakes is part of learning. We want our students to know how to push forward in the face of these trials, and to not feel defined by them.
E—Empathetic. We are all in this together. It is imperative to be a kind friend, to listen, and to try to understand others' perspectives.
R—Respectful. Above all else, we want our students to show respect to themselves, to others, to places, to things, and to their surroundings.