Miriam Kreinin Souccar of Crain’s New York profiles the new school BASIS Brooklyn: It’s Academic: Families Flock to Brooklyn for School.
BASIS Brooklyn features tuition that is half that of other NYC private schools, a diverse population, a rigorous science, technology, engineering and math curriculum, and Mandarin. I find that a large number of my Brooklyn clients, many with very varied backgrounds, are interested in applying to BASIS. For a school that opened only this September and is not yet housed in its permanent building, this is quite impressive.
In Souccar’s article, I said:
Education consultants say these results are resonating. “Basis is hot,” said Emily Glickman, president of Abacus Guide Educational Consulting, which coaches families on getting their children into top New York schools. “Its emphasis on [science, technology, engineering and math] is in line with parental desires today.”
“There is such an overflow of affluent educated parents in Brooklyn who are looking for good private schools, and you really have just a handful,” Ms. Glickman said.
Many Brooklyn parents are fed up by what they view as overly progressive, loosey-goosey schools that don’t teach the three R’s. BASIS Brooklyn, with its emphasis on STEM and academic structure, offers what many parents today want.