Welcome to
BASIS Washington, D.C.!

The first BASIS Curriculum School outside of Arizona, BASIS Washington, DC is located in the heart of downtown DC just a few steps from the Naval Memorial and National Archives Museum. 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.

Having received a Tier 1 ranking from the DC Public Charter School Board, BASIS DC was recently named the top-performing public charter school in the District. Additionally, the 2016-2017 school year saw BASIS DC bidding farewell to its first graduating class. The sixteen students in the Class of 2017 were accepted to over 60 different colleges and universities, and together they earned over $2.5 million 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 2017-2018 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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2015–2016 school year highlights

  • In 2015, BASIS D.C. middle school students earned the highest combined PARCC scores in the District.
  • BASIS D.C. students in the Certamen Program finished first in the Level II and Latin I Advanced competitions.
  • Both the Science Olympiad and Science Bowl teams excelled in competitions; the Science Bowl team earned a competition championship.
  • One 7th grade student competed at the 2016 Thaw at the Rinks for the United Capital Blades Speedskating Club among Midget Class competitors and earned a bronze medal.
  • Two BASIS D.C. students were Finalists in the “Letters About Literature” contest through the D.C. Public Library and the D.C. Center for the Book.
  • A high school student won 1st place in the District for the Junior Achievement Scholarship Essay Competition.
  • A high school student received an academic athlete award for Cross Country from the D.C. State Athletic Association.