BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

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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)
PrincipalSara Kolb
Colour(s)Red and Black

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]


  1. ^ a b "Inside the $28,000-a-year private school where children of tech workers learn to become the next Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  2. ^ "BASIS Adding Private Schools". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 23, 2015.