The liberal arts and sciences BASIS Curriculum provides students many opportunities to demonstrate excellence in and out of the classroom. We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and teachers at BASIS Independent Fremont. Below is a selection of media recognition of school achievements and noteworthy happenings around campus and across our network:
Lauded private school plans second Silicon Valley location
Basis.ed, the much buzzed-about private school operator, is coming to Fremont as it continues to embark on an ambitious expansion in Silicon Valley.
The opening later this year of what’s called Basis Independent Fremont comes two years after the company snapped up its first site in San Jose. That site serves upper grades; the new Fremont location will be for students in grades kindergarten through five and “feed” into San Jose, school officials said.
Dr. Ashley Leyba, Developing a Growth Mindset in Students
This episode features Dr. Ashley Leyba, Founding Head of School at BASIS Independent Fremont. She discusses the power of giving teachers a lot of autonomy and developing student engagement through social-emotional learning. Dr. Leyba is focused on developing a growth mindset within her students and invests families by strategically explaining why her school is implementing its initiatives. Listen in to hear about how the school is valuing skill-based learning with international benchmarking over traditional content-based mastery.
Inside the $28,000-a-year private school where children of tech workers learn to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk
In a school inside a former IBM office building in San Jose, California, students in grades five through 12 take on some of the most rigorous classes offered at any American grade school. Each student at Basis Independent Silicon Valley takes a minimum of six Advanced Placement courses and completes their graduation requirements before senior year, when they embark on capstone classes and independent research. Many go onto top colleges like Stanford and Cornell.