The BASIS Curriculum Grades 8-12 program, called our Upper School, is widely recognized as one of the most academically advanced international high school programs in the world. Our graduates are routinely accepted to top universities around the world, from Harvard and Stanford to the University of Oxford. Our graduates are distinguished individuals who will have gone through a world-class college preparatory course of study including a full year of economics in grade 8, a plethora of AP course options electives, and in-depth college counseling experience which prepares them to excel in college and beyond. Like the BASIS Middle School program, the Upper School Program challenges students to reach the highest international benchmarks and holds students accountable for mastering subject material. The acceleration of the curriculum allows our students the option of graduating after 11th grade; however, most students choose to continue their studies in 12th grade so they can participate in two profoundly influential aspects of the BASIS Independent Upper School program: Capstone Courses & Senior Projects.