Opened in September 2019, BASIS International School Nanjing serves students in grades Pre-K through 12, with a capacity of 1,200 students. The school’s facilities include top-of-the-line classrooms, sport courts, track and field, heated indoor swimming pool, auditorium, Apple computer lab, and multipurpose activity center.
The school is located in Nanjing’s Quixia University Town District, close to universities, with many walkable streets and parks, and easy subway access to city living around downtown Nanjing.
Living in Nanjing
Nanjing is one of China’s most culturally vibrant cities. The walled city has numerous museums and temples to explore, but don’t mistake that for it being stuck in the past. It has Asia’s largest high-speed rail station that can get you to cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Xiamen, and Shenyang within a few hours. The closest tier-one city, Shanghai, is 1.5 hours away by bullet train making it an easy weekend getaway. The nearby Purple Mountain offers a multitude of hiking and scenic walks just outside the city.
The school is located within a 15-minute walk to the modern metro, which offers clean, reliable, low-cost transportation to the entire city. One metro stop away is one of the city’s largest malls with an imported-goods section, and around the school’s nearest metro stop are several restaurants offering Asian and Western choices.
The school is tucked into a growing area of the city, and our neighborhood has several parks and outdoor recreational areas. But we’re just a 30-minute Didi car ride (think Uber, but less expensive) from the city center. And like most of China, you can have restaurant meals, groceries, household items, and clothing delivered to your door quickly and for either no cost or the equivalent of a few U.S. dollars.