Mission and Values

At BASIS Ed, our mission is to provide our students with a transformative K–12 education. Through the cutting-edge BASIS Charter School Curriculum, exceptional teaching, and faculty mentoring, we produce graduates who have broad intellectual capabilities, international perspectives, critical thinking proficiency, and creative problem-solving skills. We prepare our graduates to be leaders in their future academic and professional lives.

We believe...

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  • Children can achieve more than they have commonly been told. With hard work, dedication, and the support of teachers and parents, 3rd graders can think critically, 6th graders can learn physics, and high school students can read critical theory and philosophy.
  • Instructional time is precious. Every minute of every class should be meaningful.
  • Mastering the basics is the precondition for going beyond them. Students learn to listen for the music of Shakespeare’s iambic pentameter and to decipher crucial details in an historical primary source, but they must also be able to parse the grammar of a sentence and craft concise and persuasive prose.
  • Homework, as long as it is an extension of what is being learned in the classroom, is valuable. Practice helps students achieve mastery.
  • High-stakes, summative tests that assess content mastery and learning skills (BASIS Curriculum Comprehensive Exams and the College Board Advanced Placement Exams, for example) are foundational for learning.
  • The evaluation of teacher performance must be based both on classroom instruction and on student learning results of high-stakes assessments.

Why teach at BASIS Charter Schools?

Our Teachers are Passionate Educators

BASIS Charter Schools teachers are experts who love teaching and inspiring students to learn to love learning. Our teachers are treated as true professionals, and are encouraged to bring their own passions and interests into the classroom to convince students of the wonder of their discipline.

Successful & Growing Network

As a BASIS Charter Schools teacher, you are a part of a successful and growing network of US public charter schools. This means opportunities for career growth and advancement as we bring the BASIS Charter School Curriculum to new locations.

Collaborative Community

BASIS Charter Schools teachers and staff become part of a community of talented, curious, and interesting educators. Teachers are able to work with colleagues from around the country to incorporate best practices and cutting-edge approaches to education. For our teachers, we also provide some professional opportunities to teach the BASIS Curriculum abroad.

Teaching Flexibility

Our teachers are trusted with the flexibility they need to maximize student engagement. This flexibility allows our teachers to pursue new ideas, create new content, and innovate in a way that builds student mastery.

A Joyful Learning Culture

In all BASIS Charter Schools, we cultivate a culture of joyful learning where hard work is celebrated and intellectual pursuits result in exceptional student outcomes.

Highly Engaged Students

Our students are highly engaged and focused, while at the same time creative and curious. They are a joy to teach!