BASIS Bilingual Kindergarten Nanshan will open in fall of 2024 and become our first campus focusing exclusively on Early Childhood Education. The campus will include classrooms tailored to the needs of young learners, play spaces, and more. BASIS Bilingual Kindergarten Nanshan will move into the founding BASIS International School Shenzhen location in the expat-friendly Shekou neighborhood. The outstanding educational outcomes that have been achieved in this location already will continue as we blend the Chinese national curriculum with the BASIS Curriculum to excite young students and build a solid foundation for future study.
From the Founding Head of SchoolI have a deep desire to learn and I always appreciate young students' natural curiosity, excitement, and wonder. I believe it is the teacher's task to keep this curiosity of children alive to ensure each student fosters a lifelong love of learning. The goal is to build a team of like-minded educators who want to empower and challenge students to be active learners from a young age.
Tara McKenna Founding Head of School BASIS Bilingual Kindergarten Nanshan
Living in ShenzhenShenzhen 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 Kong's West Kowloon station.