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Welcome to BASIS Washington, D.C., home of the Red Giants!

Our tuition-free, public charter school serves students in grades 5–12. We are proud to be part of the BASIS Charter Schools network which has been providing world-class education since 1998. Our campuses follow a STEM-infused, liberal arts program designed to propel your student farther than they ever thought possible.

Everyone at the Washington, D.C. campus is here to cultivate a love of learning, natural curiosity, and the desire to excel in your student. Their success is our success.

U.S. News & World Report: 2022 Best U.S. High School Rankings

  • #68 in Charter High Schools
  • #274 in National Rankings
National rankings: BASIS Ahwatukee: #56, BASIS Chandler: #11, BASIS Flagstaff: #42, BASIS Mesa: #66, BASIS Oro Valley:  #27, BASIS Peoria: #30, BASIS Phoenix: #58, BASIS Prescott: #81, BASIS Scottsdale: #29, BASIS Tucson North: #54, BASIS Washington, DC: #274
National Charter Rankings: BASIS Ahwatukee: #10, BASIS Chandler: #2, BASIS Flagstaff: #7, BASIS Mesa: #13, BASIS Oro Valley: #4, BASIS Peoria: #6, BASIS Phoenix: #12, BASIS Prescott: #19, BASIS Scottsdale: #5, BASIS Tucson North: #9, BASIS Washington, DC:  #68
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BASIS DC Red Giants

410 8th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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(202) 804 6390

Office Hours: M-F, 7:15AM - 5:15PM

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BASIS Washington, DC, is a TUITION-FREE public charter school serving grades 5–12. Anyone can attend, and everyone is welcome!

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School Leadership

Alex Rose
Alex Rose-Henig
Head of School

Alex has been a DC resident since 2007 and has been with BASIS DC since 2014. He fell in love with teaching while working on his undergraduate Psychology degree as a therapist for profoundly autistic children in the DC area. Originally from California, he has taught middle school and AP Physics, acted as a high school dean, Director of Student Interventions, Director of Student Affairs, and as a Director of Academic Programs before taking on the role of Head of School.

  • MA, Psychology and Neuroscience, American University
  • MA, Teaching, American University

alexander.rose-henig@basised.com

Rhonda Slade
Rhonda Slade
Head of Operations

Rhonda had an extensive career in Operations and Facilities Management prior to going into education. She taught for three years before joining BASIS DC in 2018 as the English 8 and Honors English 10 Subject Expert Teacher. She transitioned into the Head of Operations in 2020.

  • MA, Teaching, The University of the District of Columbia
  • BS, Business Administration, Bennett College

rhonda.slade@basised.com

Isabel Incorvati
Isabel Incorvati
Director of Academic Programs

Originally from Northern Virginia, Isabel taught Government, U.S. History, and World History before joining BASIS DC as the Dean for grades 8–12. Her favorite part of working at BASIS DC is the students and seeing their excitement about coming to school each day.

  • BA, History/Teaching, Elon University

isabel.incorvati@basised.com

Trisha Sanghavi
Trisha Sanghavi
Director of Planning and Instruction

Trisha has lived in DC and served as an educator since graduating college in 2013. She joined BASIS Charter Schools in 2017 as a Spanish teacher and supported her colleagues as an Instructional Coach before becoming the Director of Planning and Instruction.

  • MS, Education (Concentration: Educational Studies/Secondary Education), Johns Hopkins University
  • BA, Political Science and Communication (Concentration: Public Service), Minor in Hispanic Studies, University of Pennsylvania

trisha.sanghavi@basised.com

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Calvary Cooper
Director of Student Affairs

Born and raised in Washington DC, Calvery has remained in the district where she has been in education for over 12 years. She started her career with Ameri-corps and went on to teach both early childhood education and middle school. Calvery has been with BASIS DC since 2013 in both teaching and administrative positions.

  • MA, Literature, Language, and the Humanities, Marymount University - Arlington, VA
  • BA, English, Saint Augustine's College - Raleigh, NC

calvery.cooper@basised.com

Joshua- Lichtenstein
Joshua Lichtenstein
Director of Student Support Services

Josh has worked in Special Education and Student Support Services since 2015. A DMV native, Josh joined BASIS DC in 2018 and has served as a teacher, 504/ELL Coordinator, Student Support Coordinator, and Director of Student Support Services.

  • MA, Teaching, Relay Graduate School of Education
  • BA, Political Science, George Washington University
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Arizona State University

joshua.lichtenstein@basised.com

BASIS DC students

Lottery Application window for 2023–24 is here!

Lottery Application Opens December 12, 2022
Application Deadline for Grades 9—12: February 1, 2023
Application Deadline for Grades 5—8: March 1, 2023