School Overview:

BASE is a CTE high school focusing on computer science and social justice. Courses such as Mobile App Design use the tools of software engineering to focus on real-world problem solving. Internships with industry leaders give students experience with cutting-edge technology. Seminar classes help students make connections across their academic classes, get to know each other, and develop post-graduation plans. BASE will also begin offering an early college and career program in fall 2018 to strengthen students' readiness for college and workforce entry. BASE graduates are prepared to develop their skills in college, enter the software industry as programmers or website designers, and understand and help the communities they live in.

Programmatic Interest Area + Overview:

Computer Science & Technology

All BASE students take four years of computer science, learning programming languages like HTML5, Javascript, and Java. Students use Design Thinking, a human-centered problem-solving approach to solve real-world problems. Seniors do a capstone project where they use skills from across disciplines to address a problem in their community. BASE students participate in citywide hackathons sponsored by groups like Code/Interactive and Forbes, and have had internships at SCENYC, Alvin Ailey, and Gilt.

Academic Opportunities:

  • CTE program in Computer Science
  • Internships with industry partners; mentors for every student
  • Classes in software development, computer programming, and app development
  • Individual academic and career planning
  • Project-based learning; project-based activities in science and math
  • English Language Learning Courses: English as a New Language
  • Language Courses: Spanish Advanced Placement Courses: AP Computer Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History


  • After-School Tutoring; Clubs including: Anime/Manga, Chess, Community Service, Debate, Fitness Club, GSA, Mouse Squad, Robotics Teams, Student Council. All grades go on college trips.
  • PSAL Sports – Boys: Baseball, Basketball
  • PSAL Sports – Girls: Softball, Volleyball
  • School Sports: (NCAA Cleared) MS: Baseball, Boys Basketball, Fitness Club, New York Road Runners, Track; HS: Soccer

Additional Details/Offerings:

College Trips; Community Service Expected; Dress Code; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Program (Credit Recovery); Extended Day Program (Tutoring); Health Center; Internships; Online Grading System; Student Parent Orientation; Summer Bridge Program; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation; Uniform

  • Grade Range: 9-12
  • District: 10
  • Principal: Ben Grossman

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