2023 Faces of Greater Baton Rouge

2023 The Face of Charter School Education

Rosalind Thompson and Jared Lamb
BASIS Charter Schools

BASIS Charter Schools is a nationally acclaimed network of 37 schools that serve grades K–12 with a track record of achievement and excellent student outcomes since 1998. The two BASIS Charter School campuses in Baton Rouge are successful, diverse, and growing fast. Current families and teachers are excited to be a part of something so positive for their students and for this city.

The first BASIS Baton Rouge Charter School campus opened in Materra in 2018, now offers grades K–8, and will continue to grow by one grade level each year, to serve K–12 students. The second campus, BASIS Baton Rouge Primary Mid City, opened in August 2021 with more than 300 students, and currently offers grades K–5.

The BASIS Charter School Curriculum is a robust liberal arts STEM-infused program with a diverse selection of electives, and extracurriculars in academics, arts, and athletics. Primary grade students take courses like engineering and Mandarin, and middle schoolers take linguistics and three sciences. K–3 students have two teachers per classroom: one elementary education expert, and one expert in the subject being taught each period.

Back in 1998, the co-founders of BASIS Charter Schools determined that if they set standards higher, and hired great teachers, students rose to meet and surpass those standards. The network’s faculty knows how to help students reach their potential, and students are taught organizational skills, study skills, and accountability, too. The network’s high schools consistently rank among America’s best, and students are annually accepted to top universities worldwide.

BASIS Charter Schools in Baton Rouge and nationwide are open enrollment, tuition-free public schools with no entry exam. Anyone can attend. Parents of K–8 students who want academic excellence, smart and supportive teachers, and a curriculum that helpfully challenges students should check out BASIS Baton Rouge Charter Schools. Both campuses are currently offering tours and Information Sessions for interested families.

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