BASIS International School Shenzhen

In 2015, our campus in Shenzhen was the first BASIS International School to open its doors in China. Opening with more than 400 students in Pre-K - Grade 10, it has currently grown to more than 1,000 students in Pre-K - Grade 12 and has numerous waitlists. This phenomenal success was recognized at the time as the largest first-year opening of an international school in the history of southern China. In 2023, the school opened a brand new, purpose-built campus to support our continued growth and development. This new campus includes exceptional teaching facilities including 68 standard classrooms, kindergarten classrooms, an auditorium, black-box theater, cafeteria, library, double decker gym, science labs, music classrooms, and an observatory.

BASIS International School Shenzhen has enjoyed a number of academic and athletic successes in its first eight years. More than two dozen students qualified for the World Scholars' Cup Global Round in the past three years, and several teams have advanced to its Yale University rounds. The AP pass rate surpasses the U.S. national average in more than ten subject areas and graduates have been admitted to some of the most prestigious universities in the world, including Cornell, Duke, Oxford, Imperial College London, University of Toronto, University of the Arts London, and many others.
BASIS International School Shenzhen Executive Head of School Scott Adams
From the Head of School
​​​​​​​In every school community I have led, my focus is steadfastly on servant leadership; doing everything possible for students and faculty to attain excellence and achieve beyond their perceived limits. I model this not only in the way I observe and coach teachers, but also through my outside interests in sport--and I have finished numerous triathlons and six marathons to date.

Academic excellence is our focus, but our goal is to develop well-rounded learners with global perspectives, as is evidenced by BASIS International School Shenzhen's robut variety of student-led clubs, extracurricular activities, and competitive sports.

Dr. Scott Adams
Executive Head of School
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Shenzhen bay
Living in Shenzhen Our school campus is located in the expat-friendly suburb of Shekou. There are numerous Western restaurants, grocery stores, IMAX movie theaters with current releases in English, and shopping opportunities close to the campus. Additionally, the area has easy access by car or ferry to Hong Kong and other Chinese cities, such as Macao, Zhuhai, and Guangzhou.