Primary School Teaching

A unique approach to primary school teaching
Primary school teaching at BASIS International Schools provides passionate educators the opportunity to teach bright, motivated students and explore lessons and concepts which are usually at least one grade level ahead. Our curriculum and lessons focus on content mastery and ensuring student understanding through differentiation provided by our unique co-teaching model.

When joining the BASIS International Schools community, you will be provided with many avenues of support and training to ensure your success. You will participate in intensive training at the BASIS International Schools Summer Institute prior to the start of school, where you will learn more about the innovative BASIS Curriculum, systems we use, and how our schools achieve academic excellence. You will also be able to develop relationships with other teachers across our network, both in your subject and others, and become a part of our community of talented, curious, and interesting educators from around the world.
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New Teacher Training & Support
We strive to provide outstanding support to our new teachers as they join our educational community. As a new BASIS International Schools teacher, prior to the start of school, you will join us for a week of intensive training at the BASIS International School Summer Institute. There you will learn more about implementing the BASIS Primary Model, our innovative curriculum, and how BASIS International Schools inspire--and achieve--academic excellence.

Read our blog for more about the Summer Institute experience.

What Our Teachers Say

Zach King, Grade 4 Teacher, BBSZ
In our co-teaching model, responsibilities are thoughtfully divided, with a balance between introducing new content and working through practice problems. However, what makes our approach unique is our mutual encouragement and trust in stepping in and blending our shared voices in the classroom when necessary.  Zach King Grade 4 Subject Expert Teacher
BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen
Kory Wu, Grade 4 LET BBSZ
One unique aspect of our co-teaching journey is the fusion of Eastern and Western perspectives. Incorporating Chinese and Western mathematical thinking gives students a broader understanding of concepts. The merging of these perspectives sparks engaging discussions, encouraging students to approach problem-solving from multiple angles. Kory Wu Grade 4 Learning Enhancement Teacher
BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen
Sam Martin, PE Teacher, BICD
I love how BASIS has challenged me in my teaching practice. One may think that Physical Education is just about physical ability, athleticism, and conditioning; however, the BASIS student thirsts for the critical thinking in lessons. This encourages me to be more out-of-the-box in how I tap into their critical thinking during my lessons. Sam Martin Physical Education Teacher
BASIS International & Bilingual Schools Chengdu