Job Description

The Opportunity

BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour is located in the rapidly expanding Park Lane Harbour ocean resort community, located on the coast of the South China Sea about 90 minutes northeast of Shenzhen, China. It opened in September 2018 with five day boarding for students in grades 5-9. This is an opportunity for a Boarding Director to join a passionate and experienced team of educators and professionals who are dedicated to creating an elite boarding school in China, joining the BASIS Curriculum Schools network as we expand in China and throughout the world.

BASIS Curriculum Schools

BASIS Curriculum Schools were founded in 1998 in Arizona and have expanded throughout the United States and have more recently partnered with BASIS Global to establish a network of exceptional international schools in China. BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour will be the third BASIS Global school to open, after BASIS International School Shenzhen opened in 2015 and BASIS International School Guangzhou opened in 2017.

BASIS Global is honored to be the exclusive provider of the BASIS Curriculum and the BASIS Diploma in China. We combine the world class BASIS Curriculum, highly-qualified teachers, and proprietary collaborative curriculum technology with our international expertise and resources to redefine education worldwide. BASIS Global partners with organizations that share our vision to deliver a gold standard of education to students across China.

BASIS Curriculum Schools are simple in concept, although in practice they involve a gauntlet of hardworking educators utilizing an advanced, academically rigorous curriculum that is honed continuously by looking at how students are learning, what is most vital to teach them, and the best ways to make them eager to learn. The global success of BASIS students is well established by world-wide standards of excellence.

BASIS International Park Lane Harbour

Our purpose-built campus sits on a vast hillside that overlooks the valley and nearby South China Sea. It opened in September 2018 with approximately 300 students in grades 5-9, and will gradually expand to our full capacity of 1200 students in grades 5-12. Our modern campus provides separate boys and girls dormitories, teacher apartment housing, a cafeteria supported by world-class chefs, a central academic complex with classroom and office space, a full size indoor swimming pool and gymnasium, auditorium, black box theater, library, and outdoor track and field and basketball courts. This is a truly extraordinary campus located in an exceptionally beautiful environment that will be the flagship of BASIS Global schools.

Boarding Director Position

We are looking for a Boarding Director who has prior experience in this area. The ideal candidate will come from an English speaking country, because we have established an English immersion environment on our campus. The ideal candidate will have local and international experience as a Boarding Director, preferably with some experience in China as well. The successful candidate will have experience with training, supervising, and growing boarding staff, and will be committed to a collaborative leadership model and willing to serve on the leadership team of the BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour.

The successful candidate will have extensive pastoral and inter-cultural experience, and will be a strong communicator, familiar with reaching out to parents and stakeholders and anticipating the challenges of founding a school and growing programs that meet the needs of our student population. The successful candidate will be highly familiar with implementing a House system of boarding, as well as the policies, procedures, and practices of founding and growing an elite boarding school.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in a Boarding School environment
  • 3+ years of experience managing boarding operations
  • Experience establishing and ensuring adherence to boarding policies
  • Strong understanding of boarding student needs and experience creating programs to meet the needs of students
  • Alignment with the BASIS Model and commitment to providing an exceptional educational experience for students to learn and work hard to reach significant educational growth

Benefits & Salary

Salary for this position is competitive and dependent upon education and experience. BASIS International Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package, including global health coverage, travel allowance, moving assistance, retirement benefit, and more.

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