Our learning community of students, teachers, and administrators worked together to create a set of school-wide expectations to be carried through to all aspects of our program. This short list of broad guidelines fosters ethical thinking as well as the practice of self-regulation by giving students the opportunity to apply general behavior expectations to a range of situations. Respect is the underlying concept for our guidelines, which manifest as The Five Rs.
The Five Rs
Our team at BASIS Independent Brooklyn empowers students to advocate for themselves, to understand the importance of taking care of their bodies, to understand their feelings, and to respect themselves. Personal boundaries and self-care are discussed across every grade level through age-appropriate strategies and workshops.
Respect Your Classroom
The classroom is a student’s habitat; as such, it is critical to create a climate of respect where students feel confident and ready to tackle whatever comes their way. This expectation also ensures students regard their teachers with courteous and respectful attitudes.
Respect Your Friendships
An effective support system includes peers just as much as it includes teachers and families. BASIS Independent Brooklyn students support one another through their academic journeys with relationships of equal respect and care.
Respect Your Learning
At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, we recognize and value all phases of the learning process, including academics, social growth, emotional perseverance, and communicative progression. When students and teachers alike respect the essential elements of the learning process, progress follows.
Respect Your Community
A respectful community fosters youth development and the growth necessary for productive actions and satisfying end results. It brings educators, students, and families together to equally contribute to an ultimate shared vision.