BASIS Austin Primary is a K–4 open-enrollment, tuition-free public charter school, located at 1501 Dartmouth Avenue, Austin, TX 78757.
BASIS Texas Charter Schools set high standards, elevating academic achievement among all students. In 2019, BASIS Texas Charter Schools received an A, with an overall score of 98, in the Texas Education Agency’s accountability ratings.
Subject Expert Teachers guide students through a rich balance of liberal arts and STEM-inspired courses, at an accelerated pace, to compete at the highest international standards. BASIS Charter School students consistently score at the highest proficiency levels on the OECD Test for Schools, surpassing both national and global rates by 3–10 times, across all areas—math, reading, and science.
The BASIS Charter School Curriculum encourages discovery and exploration of new concepts and ideas, from kindergarten forward. Students learn to think critically and creatively as they engage in science, technology, engineering, and math, as well as humanities, arts, Mandarin, and PE.
Health and fitness are encouraged, as children take regular movement breaks throughout the day and practice martial arts to develop focus, strength, and confidence. Various extracurricular clubs and sports promote a culture of community and collaboration.
In kindergarten, students have both a Kindergarten Lead Teacher and a Teaching Fellow. Grades 1–3 are also fully supported by two teachers in each class. Subject Expert Teachers engage students in new concepts and guide them to content mastery, while Learning Expert Teachers manage and provide individual assistance to students. Grade 4 students practice greater autonomy in a supportive culture, as they prepare for the challenging coursework of middle school.
BASIS Charter Schools offer a tuition-free K–12 college-preparatory program and, historically place among the very best schools in the nation, topping U.S. News & World Report’s Best High School rankings across multiple categories. Graduates go on to attend some of the top colleges and universities, and earn scholarship dollars to pay for it.
Location: 1501 Dartmouth Ave. Austin, TX 78757
BASIS Austin Primary Virtual Events:
Information Session via Webinar – Friday, April 17th
Information Session via Webinar – Friday, April 23rd
Virtual Round Table: What makes BASIS Charter Schools excellent? – Thursday, April 30th