BASIS Washington DC opened in 2012 in a beautiful school near the National Portrait Gallery. In the 2015-16 school year BASIS Washington DC will serve grades 5-11, mirroring the design of our nationally ranked sister campuses. In the heart of our nation’s capital, BASIS Washington DC provides an unparalleled, enriching community where students work hard to pursue genuine understanding.
The mission of BASIS Charter Schools is to empower students to achieve at globally competitive levels with a transformative K-12 academic program. Here are some little-known facts about us:
- We are well known for our strong STEM subjects but we are equally passionate about our robust liberal arts program too!
- Our students have some of the top scores in the world, and they also are among the happiest.
- We believe that exercising the body is just as important as exercising the mind.
- We have a wide range of music, drama and visual arts classes for all students.
- Language instruction is a complement to our students’ studies in other disciplines.
- Anyone can attend a tuition-free, public charter school. The only requirement at BASIS is that our students are passionate about learning and willing to work hard.