Careers in
Middle/Upper Teaching

Join the Revolution—Help Lead the Revolution

The BASIS International Secondary School accelerated science and liberal arts curriculum is among the most interesting and rigorous in the country. Our curriculum asks students in grades 5–7 to work hard toward their academic potential by developing the critical thinking and intellectual agility crucial to college prep. It holds students accountable while assuring guidance from strategic benchmarking and expert teaching.

As a BASIS International teacher, you’ll be called a Subject Expert. You’ll start each school year by setting transparent exit criteria. Then, working backwards through the academic program, you’ll set ambitious but attainable checkpoints to track and guide individual progress. That way, BASIS International students will know that you genuinely and uniquely support them.

Keys to Success at BASIS International Schools

BASIS International teachers are given broad autonomy in choosing how to run their classrooms. That requires the ability to identify what methods are best for communicating your material. It also requires flexibility, so you can adapt to your students' learning needs.

Training for New BASIS International Teachers

As a new BASIS International teacher, you'll receive intensive training in the summer before you start through our BASIS International Institute. There you'll learn about our innovative curriculum and how BASIS International Schools inspire—and achieve—academic excellence.

Also during your first year, you’ll participate in a peer-mentoring program lead by seasoned teachers and on-site managers. Plus, we invite all BASIS International teachers to collaborate and share best practices through our social network, BASIS International Schools Connect.

Thoughts from our teachers

At BASIS International School Shenzhen, I am privileged to teach wonderful kids. They work hard, love to learn, and appreciate good teaching. Even though our school is rigorous, demanding and sometimes draining; our kids are upbeat, dance down the halls and playfully jostle their way to the next class. We have a good time trying to get better each day. These kids are friends. They work together. They help each other. I believe in them.

Tom Davidson
Subject Expert Teacher, Math

I find that working with the students at BASIS International Shenzhen is such a rewarding experience. The kids here are full of energy, creativity, and enthusiasm. They are on their way to becoming global-minded citizens, and I am so honored to be a part of their journey.

Victoria Vincent-Munoz
Subject Expert Teacher, Music