BASIS Independent Manhattan
BASIS Independent Manhattan is a PreK–12 private school with campuses on the Upper West Side and in Chelsea. From day one, PreK students question, explore, create, and delight in a supportive environment that empowers their natural curiosity. Our PreK curriculum is rooted in the liberal arts and inspired by best education practices from around the world, designed to set the stage for success throughout their entire academic journey. As our early learners engage in thematic and content-rich coursework, games, and activities in engineering, world discovery, Mandarin, literacy, performing arts, and more, they not only make critical connections between their subjects and the world around them, but hone skills in problem solving, listening and sharing, and even public speaking.
PreK students also benefit from the support of two expert teachers in each class who work together to attend to students’ individual social-emotional needs while also ensuring they fully interact with the material. This unique teaching model allows our teachers to strike a balance between nurturing their students and helping them develop the skills that position them for success as they grow and learn.
The PreK Program at BASIS Independent Manhattan fuels students’ sense of wonder, providing a safe and joyful space for students to build independence, self-help, and social skills from their very first lesson as they learn, take risks, and grow.