Abacus Mom received this today from BASIS Brooklyn:

BASIS Independent Brooklyn Accepts Coveted 2014 Blackboard Award

Only three months after opening, BASIS Independent Brooklyn (serving grades K-12), was honored with the “New & Noteworthy” school award, at this year’s Blackboard Awards. Blackboard honorees are nominated by parents, educators and the board of advisors at Manhattan Media with the specific aims of celebrating our city’s outstanding educators, principals, and schools and helping parents make informed choices about their child’s education. This is a quite an honor for us to be recognized for this award so early on in our program!

It seems that the award is grounded on the parent’s satisfaction with the academic program, our teachers, and administration. We were recently covered in www.achildgrows.com, highlighting that our school’s STEM-focused Liberal Arts program is offering what parents are wanting. “I’m impressed!” said Troy House parent of a 2nd grader. “My son came home and explained what a prototype is and how he managed to build a prototype boat, test it, and improve it in just three weeks of 2nd grade Engineering.”

It’s also clear that the BASIS Independent Brooklyn Head of School, Rosalind Thompson, is passionate about our students and faculty, “We have a student body that truly loves school – and thanks to our teachers, that’s been the case since the beginning of the school year, our first in Brooklyn”, she says. “Parents tell us that they no longer have trouble getting them out of bed to go to school, and we see that in our classrooms and hallways every day, every period.”

As you can see, there’s a lot more going on at BASIS Independent Brooklyn! If you haven’t already, you should check us out at one of our upcoming events and see for yourself what all the buzz is about.