BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen

BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen

BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen is our first bilingual school in China. Opened in September 2020 in Shenzhen’s Futian District for Pre-Kindergarten to 5th-grade students, the campus expanded in 2021 to add middle-school grades and will eventually offer courses through 12th-grade.

Initially opening with state-of-the-art classrooms, multi-activity space and office facilities, in 2021 the newly completed campus added a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, 200-meter track and soccer field, Apple computer lab, theater, and additional classrooms.

BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen will combine the core of the BASIS School Curriculum with much of the language, history, culture, and values of the traditional Chinese curriculum. Our multi-national team of teachers will work collaboratively alongside each other to build an environment where students and faculty thrive.

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From the Head of School

BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen combines the core of the BASIS Schools Curriculum with much of the language, history, culture, and values of the traditional Chinese curriculum. It is a school full of energy where learning is cool. Our teachers are smart, and they love kids. Teachers partner with students to discover the joy of learning. Our students know things, they surprise adults with knowledge beyond their year. Our students are kind, inquisitive, and industrious. They ask many questions. Our students help each other, and they are friends. They are performers, whether giving a tour of the campus, acting on stage, anchoring the swim team, or presenting in class. We work as a team to get better each day as we prepare our students for the great universities of the world.

We are a bilingual school—Chinese and English—where students are deeply rooted in the language and culture of China’s rich, vibrant, and ancient civilization. Our students have Chinese pride and spirit. At the same time our students are connected to the globe and receive and American education. They gain broad intellectual and international perspectives. While we have a strong academic focus, art, music, and drama are front and center; and both students and teachers enjoy the many clubs and sports at our vibrant campus.

Our first-year teachers are our founders, and they work to make BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen a beautiful oasis in the heart of the city. Founders create a positive vibe that rings true from street to courtyard, from courtyard to buildings, and from buildings throughout the grounds. This spirit imbues us to accomplish great things as we get better each day, each week, and each month throughout the year.

Tom Davison
Head of School
BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen

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Living in Shenzhen


Shenzhen is one of the fastest growing economic centers in the world, and Futian has it all on display with a beautiful, lighted skyline. About a mile from campus is Coco Park Mall with a movie theater, children’s playground, and numerous international restaurants, bars and shops—such as Gap and Uniqlo.

Only approximately two miles from campus is the Shenzhen concert hall designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, which attracts musicians from around the world. Across the plaza is a huge complex housing the Shenzhen library (9 million volumes) and the mega Book City that has its own English-language bookstore. The school is also close to the Shenzhen Golf Course, the Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton Hotels, and three amusement parks.

Shenzhen shares its border with Hong Kong, and in about 15 minutes you can travel from the Futian train station to Hong Kongs West Kowloon station.

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