BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour

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BASIS International School 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 in the municipality of Huizhou. The campus opened in 2018 to students in grades 5–9, and will expand each year until it offers courses through grade 12. Park Lane Harbour is the second BASIS International School to offer boarding. The total boarding capacity is 800, with a total student capacity of 1,200.

The serene campus has excellent facilities, including state-of-the-art classrooms, soccer field and track, gymnasium, basketball and tennis courts, indoor heated swimming pool, expansive library, Apple computer lab, cafeteria, black-box theater, auditorium, and boarding facilities for students. The school offers teachers a convenient on-campus apartment complex with studio, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments to meet each teacher’s family needs.

BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour is close to the beach, numerous restaurants, coffee shops, and a forthcoming IMAX movie theater. The area offers numerous outdoor activities, including beautiful bike and hiking trails, sailing, paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, and swimming. Park Lane Harbour also offers easy access to the cities of Huizhou, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong.

From the Head of School

Thank you for taking the time to review the unique characteristics of each of our BASIS International Schools locations are you consider which school might be a good fit for you. I would like to assist in that process by telling you a little bit about our school in Park Lane Harbour, the people who work here, and the kinds of teachers we are looking for.

BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour opened in September 2018 with 400 students in grades 5-9. We offer five-day boarding to our students, which means that our students are transported home on Friday afternoons and return here on Sunday afternoons before dinner. In our second school year, 2019-20, we expect to add another 400 students and in our third year, 2020-21, we expect to be close to reaching our capacity of 1,200 students, eventually expanding to grades 5-12.

Our beautiful school is located on a steep hillside in a rapidly growing beach resort community along the coastline of the South China Sea, about 1.5-2 hours northeast of Shenzhen, and about 30 minutes southeast of Huizhou. Our vast campus is quite spectacular, and reflects our focus on providing students with an American high school experience, which includes a well-rounded focus on academics, arts, and athletics.

Unlike other BASIS International Schools, our location is considered by many to be somewhat remote, as this beach resort community is only about six years young (and growing rapidly), though lacks the historical gravitas or endless shopping and dining options that you will find in the other urban locations. But there are still many nearby options for shopping and dining, and a wide variety of easily accessible transportation options--public buses, trains, school shuttle services--allow our faculty and staff to feel connected to the surrounding areas, with many heading into Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Huizhou, and Guangzhou for the weekend. Most of our teachers also have scooters and mini golf carts, which also enables everyone to get around here quite comfortably. I can also report that the air quality of this location is exceptional.

Our goal is to create one of the finest boarding schools in all of China, and we are well on our way. Great teachers want to work in great schools, and we have attracted and expect to retain exceptional educators here on our Dream Team. We are all very hard working and dedicated, passionate about what we do, and are focused on solving the problems and challenges collaboratively, collegially, and joyfully.

We have a very experienced and educated leadership team, and we work together as a team exceptionally well. I myself am quickly approaching my 40th year as an educator, and I can say without hesitation that the faculty and staff that form our exceptional Dream Team here in our founding year is one of the best team of educators that I have ever had the privilege to work with. I am very proud of the passion and professionalism that is manifested in our faculty and staff every day.

If you are a positive and solution minded educator who expects to be challenged and fulfilled professionally in a dynamic environment that values your input, I hope that we will have the opportunity to talk soon. There are many opportunities for career growth with BASIS International Schools, and I think that if you are fortunate enough to join us in Park Lane Harbour, you will find this experience one of the most fulfilling chapters of your career.

Dr. John House-Myers
Foundng Head of School
BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour

Our Campus and Location

Living in Park Lane Harbour (Huizhou)


BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour is located in a beachside, planned community along the coast of Xiaojing Bay just north of Shenzhen and south of the town of Huizhou--a modern town with a white-sand beach that offers numerous trails for walking, hiking and cycling. BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour is a sprawling, green campus with numerous athletic facilities in and out doors. The community is a growing enclave with a small grocery market and several restaurants near the coastline within walking distance to the school.

Restaurants near the school include: Tai Hing for Hong Kong food, Mu Wu Barbecue, Ju’s Fusion Restaurant, Yoshidoya for Japanese fast food, Pezzo for Italian Cuisine, Honeymoon Desert, Pacific Coffee, and a Bakery. There are various agencies for apartment rentals, bicycle shop, watersport rentals, and a Sisyphe book store where you can find English books. High Street is still expanding, and it is very easy to get around the area.

Huizhou is relatively peaceful and calm compared to other big cities and metropolis in China. There are a couple of places for people who especially prefer nature to visit in Huizhou, including: West Lake, Huizhou Xunliao Bay, Honghua Lake Water Park and Daya Bay. Trip Advisor, Lonely Planet and China Highlights are three popular travel websites that offer more information on Huizhou.

It’s a little over an hour’s drive to Shenzhen and the Hong Kong border from BASIS International Park Lane Harbour. So, the big city is an easy weekend getaway from our peaceful beachside town.

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