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At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, our families and students have access to services that help make school life as easy as possible.

  • Early and Late Bird Program—age-appropriate and productive activities before and after school hours.
  • Transportation—bus service throughout the NY metro area.
  • Student Support—our program ensuring that students are nurtured and supported academically.

Read below to learn more details about these services and if you have any questions, please contact us.

Support Along the Way

Early and Late Bird Program


Early Bird is a voluntary extension of the school day available to all students before the start of school. Early Bird provides a place for students to complete homework and quietly socialize with friends in a structured, supervised environment. Students are required to follow all school disciplinary rules during this time. Students are not allowed to leave the designated area before the start of the student's scheduled classes. There is no fee for Early Bird.


Late Bird is a voluntary, fee-based extension of the school day available to all students. Students are provided a quiet academic environment to complete homework and quietly socialize with friends in a structured, supervised environment.

Schedule: Late Bird begins the second day of school and continues throughout the school year. There is Late Bird every full school day, including the days before school breaks. There is no Late Bird on half-days or when the school is closed.

Time: Late Bird is available from dismissal to 5:30 PM. Students may be picked up any time before 5:30 PM.


BASIS Independent Brooklyn is committed to ensuring that getting to and from school is as convenient as possible. Our fee-based transportation program includes morning and afternoon bus service throughout the NYC metro area. Our bus routes are comprehensive and attempt to accommodate the majority of students who are interested in the service.

Student Support

BASIS Independent Brooklyn Deans are the gatekeepers for ensuring student success. Assigned to a specific grade level or group of grade levels, they are constantly monitoring student performance for those who need support or are making exceptional strides.

While they are available for students socially or academically, Deans play a very specific role in developing and orchestrating a plan for students who need additional support above what is offered in the classroom.

The first step they take is to meet with the student and assess, then they employ a plethora of strategies such as extra teacher hours, a homework buddy, executive functioning and organizational support.

Most importantly, whether a student is on a Student Support plan or not, we celebrate success as students inevitably make strides towards achieving their individual goals as scholars.