BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

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BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is located in California
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley
1290 Parkmoor Avenue

Silicon Valley


United States
Coordinates37°18′58″N 121°54′44″W / 37.3161403°N 121.912286°W / 37.3161403; -121.912286
School typePrivate
MottoEducatio Scientia Victoria
(Education Knowledge Success)
PrincipalToby Walker
Colour(s)Red and Black
Feeder schoolsBASIS Independent Fremont

BASIS Independent Silicon Valley (BISV) is a private school operated by BASIS in San Jose, California. The School is a grade 5-12 liberal arts, STEM-focused curriculum educating students to the highest international standards.


BASIS Independent Silicon Valley was founded in 2014 inside a former IBM office in San Jose. Based on the success of BASIS charter schools opened in Arizona, Texas, and Washington D.C., BASIS.ed decided to implement its educational model into a private school, opening two new private schools in San Jose and Brooklyn. Today, BASIS.ed operates seven private schools and 24 charter schools.[1]The mission of BASIS Independent Schools is to raise the standards of students' learning to the highest international levels.[2] At BISV, each student takes at least six AP courses before their senior year, where they do independent research and take capstone classes.[1]

A new BASIS Independent school for K-8 students in Fremont opened fall 2016. It directly feeds students into BASIS Independent Silicon Valley.[3]


As of 1 May 2019, BASIS Independent Silicon Valley is rated a 4.1/5 on Facebook (40 reviews)[4], a 3/5 on GreatSchools (42 votes)[5], a 3.6/5 on Niche (40 reviews)[6], and a 3.5/5 on Yelp (27 reviews)[7].


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  2. ^ "BASIS Adding Private Schools". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 23, 2015.
  3. ^ Donato-Weinstein, Nathan. "Lauded private school plans second Silicon Valley location". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  4. ^ "BASIS Independent Silicon Valley". Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  5. ^ "Explore Basis Independent Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA". Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  6. ^ "Explore BASIS Independent Silicon Valley". Niche. Retrieved 2018-06-07.
  7. ^ "BASIS Independent Silicon Valley - Downtown - San Jose, CA". Yelp. Retrieved 2019-05-01.