The mission of our international schools, like all BASIS Curriculum Schools, is to empower students to achieve at globally competitive levels with a transformative K-12 academic program, except with one difference—the schools will be opened outside of the United States. Anyone who has come for a visit, tour, or interacted with our team in any capacity knows how much we love our teachers and how, structurally, our administration is set up to serve their needs and support them as professionals. Their passion and subject matter expertise is the secret ingredient to our student happiness and why BASIS Curriculum Schools have the reputation of excellence that we have. Our teachers are the best kind of role model — they manage their classrooms by earning and offering respect, by showing not telling, and by embodying the continual pursuit of improvement and learning for learning’s sake. They remind us every day what an art & science it is to teach.
Our teachers are subject experts and passionate educators.
BASIS International teachers have degrees in their field, many have advanced degrees, but don't necessarily have a teaching license. Since many have spent their adult lives studying a subject they love, they're passionate about what they teach.
Our schools are among the best in the world.
The average BASIS International student not only outperforms the typical U.S. student, they also score higher than their global peers in Shanghai, Finland, and Singapore—countries and regions which are noted for having the best education in the world.
Our curriculum fuels creative thinking and problem solving.
We provide an accelerated and rigorous curriculum to help prepare students for today's workforce. Each grade focuses on building two core skills: the organization of complex tasks and the productive management of limited time.
At BASIS International School Shenzhen, I am privileged to teach wonderful kids. They work hard, love to learn, and appreciate good teaching. Even though our school is rigorous, demanding and sometimes draining; our kids are upbeat, dance down the halls and playfully jostle their way to the next class. We have a good time trying to get better each day. These kids are friends. They work together. They help each other. I believe in them.
Subject Expert Teacher, Math
I find that working with the students at BASIS International Shenzhen is such a rewarding experience. The kids here are full of energy, creativity, and enthusiasm. They are on their way to becoming global-minded citizens, and I am so honored to be a part of their journey.
Subject Expert Teacher, Music