Future Opportunities for the 2023-2024 School Year with BASIS International School Shenzhen
Are you interested in joining an established, high achieving, and rapidly growing school network? Apply now for future opportunities with BASIS International School Shenzhen!
About BASIS International Schools
The first BASIS International School opened in Shenzhen in 2015, and was the first BASIS Curriculum school outside of the United States. BASIS International School Shenzhen welcomed over 400 students in grades Pre-K – 10 in what has been recognized as the largest opening of an international school in the history of southern China. The school now serves students in grades Pre-K – 12.
BASIS International School Shenzhen has enjoyed a number of academic, athletic, and artistic successes in its first six years. More than two dozen students have qualified for the World Scholars’ Cup Global Round, 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. Student produced plays and fine arts productions have sold out local theatres in the Shekou area. A growing speech and debate program has also allowed students to participate in regional Model United Nations Conferences and other competitions. The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society have also encouraged community participation through raising money for charities, and participating in community service activities.
The school celebrated its first graduating class in 2019, and graduates in the past three years have achieved acceptances to many top colleges and universities around the world, including University of Chicago, Duke University, Cornell University, Imperial College London, University of Toronto, and Parsons the New School. Of the Class of 2021, 83% of graduates received offers from schools ranked in the Top 30 of the US News and World Report; 100% received offers from schools in the Top 50.
The campus is located in the expat-friendly Shekou neighborhood of Shenzhen, with numerous Western restaurants of all types of cuisine, shopping complexes, and even movie theaters with new releases in English. Shenzhen is often referred to as “China-lite” by Westerners because you will easily find many Western amenities. The location is also very convenient, with both Hong Kong and Guangzhou just a short ferry or train ride away.
Our network has continued to grow with BASIS International School Guangzhou in 2017, BASIS International Schools Park Lane Harbour and Hangzhou opened in 2018, BASIS International School Nanjing in 2019, and our first bilingual school, BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen, in 2020. We are continuing to expand and grow into new cities and seeking talented educators to grow with us!
Teaching with BASIS International Schools
Our teachers are the foundation upon which all BASIS International Schools are built. BASIS International Schools teachers are part of one of the most collaborative and professional teaching communities in international education. Our teachers are knowledge, passionate, and believe in transforming education. As part of our teaching community, BASIS International Schools teachers motivate students to reach their highest potential, while also elevating their own skills through peer collaboration and a culture where learning is of the greatest importance.
What are we looking for?
We call our teachers “Subject Expert Teachers” because they are. We require our teacher’s to hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, or have taken at least 24 credit hours, in the subject they teach; and a large number of our teachers hold Master’s and doctoral degrees. Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education or Development degrees are encouraged for many elementary positions. We also require a minimum of two years’ experience as a lead teacher.
As part of a collaborative teaching community that teaches a high achieving curriculum to motivated students, it is essential for our teachers to not only be able to communicate ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence, but also be open to new ideas in teaching. Our teachers come from all over the world with a wide variety of curricular background and experience, and seek to grow together and learn from each other.
Benefits and Salary
The salary for our teaching and school leadership positions is competitive and dependent upon education and experience. BASIS International Schools in China offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package, including global health coverage (including U.S.), housing allowance, retirement benefit, travel assistance, moving allowance and assistance, and more. We also provide assistance in obtaining a visa.