We have studied the principles and practices of the best-performing schools in the world. We continue to consider what works well, and analyze how to make the BASIS Curriculum better, year after year. As a result, from kindergarten through grade 12, the BASIS Curriculum engages, challenges, and inspires, as it has since 1998.
From an academic standpoint, the BASIS Curriculum is designed to provide a foundation of disciplinary knowledge that fuels critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.
From a behavioral standpoint, teachers in every grade focus on and motivate the development of two fundamental competencies: the organization of complex tasks and the productive management of limited time.
From a cultural standpoint, the BASIS Curriculum invites participation, requires an appreciation of diverse perspectives, pushes boundaries, and demands professionalism—even from students.