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BASIS International Schools in China

Since opening our first school in China in 2015, BASIS International Schools has remained committed to raising the bar in international education. We combine teaching freedom with academic rigor to produce outstanding outcomes for our students. Our teachers get to share their passion for their subject with their students, and our students love learning.

Teaching in China with BASIS International Schools offers many unique benefits and opportunities. In Chinese culture, education and teachers are highly valued, and students are eager to learn and willing to work hard. BASIS International School teachers in China enjoy excellent facilities and resources, a higher standard of living with perks such as paid housing, and the opportunity to explore and continue their own learning as part of a new culture and geographic area.

Our network of schools in China is rapidly growing. Currently we have five schools open in China, with one more planned to open in the Futian District of Shenzhen for the 2020-21 school year. The location of each of our schools is unique, and there is truly for every lifestyle. From urban, to suburban, to quiet resort community, there is a BASIS International School to fit your lifestyle and preferences.

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In 2015, our campus in Shenzhen was the first BASIS International School to open in China. Opening with more than 400 students, it has grown to more than 1,000 students in Pre-K – 12th grade.

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BASIS International School Guangzhou was the second BASIS International School in China and opened in 2017. Almost 400 students attended the first year, and the school will expand each year until it reaches its capacity of 1,200 students in PreK – 12th grade. It is also the first to offer a week-day boarding program.

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BASIS International School Hangzhou opened in 2018 with more than 400 students in Kindergarten – 9th grade, and will expand each year until courses through 12th grade are offered. The purpose-built campus is capable of housing 1,000 students.

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Park Lane Harbour

Overlooking the South China Sea’s Xiaojing Bay, BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour is nestled in the hills of a master-planned beach community. The campus opened in 2018 to students in 5th-9th grade, and will expand each year until it reaches a student capacity of 1,200 in 5th-12th grade. Park Lane Harbour is the second BASIS International School to offer week-day boarding.

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Opened in the fall of 2019, BASIS International School Nanjing offers Pre-Kindergarten – 9th grade, and will expand each year until it reaches a capacity of 1,200 students in Pre-K – 12th grade. Nanjing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitols of China. The school’s campus is located in Nanjing’s University Town in Qixia District.

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In the fall of 2020, our first bilingual school, BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen will open in the Futian District of Shenzhen. The school will offer grades Pre-K – 5 in its first year, and will grow until Pre-K through 12th grades are offered.

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Living in China

Living in China is different from other parts of the world, but also has many similarities. There are IMAX movie theaters with current releases in English, Starbucks coffee, shopping malls, and other Western conveniences. Most cities offer efficient public transportation, as well as services similar to Uber. Food options are plentiful and varied, from all varieties of Chinese food, to even Western restaurants and chains such as McDonald’s for those needing a taste of home.

Convenience and ease of living in China is second to none. Anything you need, from food to home goods, can be ordered online and delivered to your door, usually even on the same day. China utilizes very little cash for payments—your smart phone and the WeChat app are all you need. Similarly, apps to navigate the language difference are easy to use and make navigating language differences more manageable. No matter the language, though, a smile always goes a long way.

Many of our teachers have commented on the level of safety they feel when living in China. Family and community are emphasized. Education is greatly valued and teachers are highly respected. There are cultural differences and adjustments to be made when living in any foreign country, but life in China is similar to many other parts of the world and you will soon feel at home.

Teaching in China

Teaching with BASIS International Schools in China is an excellent opportunity to work in a culture where teachers are highly respected and students are eager to learn. Learn more about the autonomy our teachers enjoy, and how teaching internationally within the BASIS Curriculum Schools network makes a significant impact in growing your career.

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Benefits & Housing



BASIS International Schools in China offers a comprehensive benefits package.

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BASIS International Schools in China offers furnished housing to all expatriate teachers and staff. Housing options may vary by city and local market, particularly where teachers have on-campus housing. To view details of the standard housing options, see the general housing brochure below.

  • Variations: On-campus housing is provided to teachers at BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour
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