The first two BASIS Independent Schools campuses opened in 2014 in Brooklyn, NY and in San Jose, CA as tuition-based private schools. BASIS Independent Brooklyn (PreK–12) and BASIS Independent Silicon Valley (5–12) may have been our first independent schools, but BASIS Independent Schools were born from a tradition of excellence in education since the BASIS Curriculum was first developed in 1998. For the last decade, BASIS Curriculum Schools have been named consistently as the top academic programs in the country.