A letter from CEO Peter Bezanson
Welcome to BASIS Independent Academies! With our school there is an unbounded opportunity available to your family as part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools network.
When the BASIS Curriculum Schools network was formed in 1998, co-founders Michael and Olga Block were pursuing the answer to a simple question: What happens when world class academic standards, those upheld in the best education systems around the globe, are combined with the spirit of American creativity, and the entrepreneurialism that is so deeply woven into the fabric of our culture?
The answer to this question, discovered in our first school in Arizona, is now the driving force behind our network of more than 30 schools around the world, a network lauded both for top academic performance and student satisfaction. The answer to the question builds the foundation for a future so bright, a future of unbounded opportunity as our children determine just who they want to be, and how they want to carry on their adult lives.
As we look to the future for our children, in this time of great uncertainty and complexity, we acknowledge that building a rewarding life requires us to embrace the adventure of continual redefinition and refinement, but also to hold firm to what is solid and true and timeless. To uphold our great contributions to the world, new skills must be gained and competencies honed.
Our program, rooted in the liberal arts and sciences, is designed to foster these new skills and competencies. As much as the BASIS Diploma ensures deep content mastery in all disciplines, it stands out in the challenge and opportunity it offers to students. Students stretch the limit of what is possible, combining information and knowledge in novel ways, fueling discovery of self, the world around them, and the world that doesn’t quite exist yet.
We invite you to immerse yourself in our community. Visit us for an Information Session, explore our website, or talk to our parents, students, and teachers. What you will find is an intimate learning community preparing students to be participants, not spectators, in the 21st century world of commerce and innovation.
CEO of BASIS.ed