About Us

OUR ORIGINS

BASIS Curriculum Schools began as a visionary venture in 1998 when Dr. Michael and Olga Block, world-class academics in the field of economics, endeavored to find a way to prepare students for college and the real world better than schools did at the time. They quickly found that the best way to make students thrive was simple: challenge them. After opening their first school in 1998, the Blocks discovered that students, when given a well-crafted curriculum and teachers who truly cared about teaching it, were able to learn at exceedingly high levels, meeting and surpassing the best students in the world. What began as a single campus has grown to become a unique, high-achieving, and unprecedented network of schools.

 

THE NETWORK TODAY

BASIS Curriculum Schools is a global network of several distinct types of educational institutions.

PUBLIC
CHARTER
SCHOOLS
 

located 
in the U.S.

PRIVATE
INDEPENDENT
SCHOOLS

located 
in the U.S.

PRIVATE
INTERNATIONAL
SCHOOLS

located across
the world

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What unites the schools in these three categories is the same unique curriculum offered to every BASIS Curriculum Schools student, ranging in age from three-year-old preschoolers to seniors in high school. The network currently consists of 31 schools across the world, with more campuses opening every year. Our institutions are listed among America’s best by any measure—school rankings, Advanced Placement and PISA/OECD testing, National Merit Scholarships, or college admissions and merit aid, among others—because we treat the classroom as sacrosanct, and teach students to love learning. read more

 

THE THREE PILLARS

No matter the grade level, the category of campus, or its geographic location, the success of BASIS Curriculum Schools rests upon three pillars.

1

THE BASIS
CURRICULUM

Educating 
students
at the highest
international 
standards.

2

SUBJECT EXPERT
TEACHERS

Being passionate,
knowledgeable,
and believing that
with the right support
and encouragement,
any child can excel.

3

JOYFUL LEARNING
CULTURE

Celebrating
hard work and
believing that
intellectual pursuits
result in extraordinary
outcomes.