Welcome to
BASIS Washington, D.C.!

The first BASIS Curriculum School outside of Arizona, BASIS DC is located in the heart of downtown just a few steps from the Naval Memorial and the National Archives. The central location of the school makes it accessible to students and families from across the District, and BASIS DC proudly serves students from all eight wards. Additionally, with a newly renovated first floor, multipurpose room, and gym facility, BASIS DC’s 600 students and 68 faculty members will experience classes, auxiliary programs, and community events anew this coming school year.

Additionally, the 2016–17 school year saw BASIS DC bidding farewell to its first graduating class. The sixteen students in the Class of 2017 were accepted to over 50 different colleges and universities, and together they earned over $700,000 in merit scholarships.

As BASIS DC enters its sixth year of operation, every member of the BASIS DC community is committed to building upon the incredible success of years past. From continuing to define BASIS DC culture, to raising the bar for academic achievement in the District, to growing within the network of BASIS Curriculum Schools, the 2017–18 school year promises to be BASIS DC’s best yet.

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410 8th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004
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BASIS Washington, D.C. at a glance



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Our Mascot

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School Highlights

  • The total amount of college gift aid earned by the Class of 2017 is over $700,000.
  • 2016 PCSAA middle school boys cross country team champions (Willis P., Christian R., Malcolm D., Carlos S.M., and Milo S.).
  • 2016 PCSAA middle school girls cross country third place team (Taylor K., Kayla T., Sophie M., Jaqueline A., and Nina W.).
  • 2016 PCSAA high school boys cross country third place team (Diego C.B., Nate P., James S., Cody W., and Alazar L.).
  • 2016 PCSAA high school girls cross country second place team (Chantel B., Sarah S., Mary Jane S., Sanaa S., and Jendaya W.).
  • Certamen – We finished the local and regional season at the Virginia Junior Classical League State Finals, with 10 students playing on four teams. We entered those teams on three out of the five levels of competition and won two of the three levels that we entered.