About BASIS International Schools:

BASIS International Schools is a part of the BASIS Curriculum Schools network, which operates 37 schools across the United States and around the world, with more than 24,000 students during this 2018-19 academic year. The network was founded by two economists and educators–and parents–as a single public charter school in Tucson, Arizona, USA in 1998.

Since then, the BASIS Curriculum Schools network has grown to include 27 public charter schools in three states and the District of Columbia in the United States; five high-achieving private schools in New York City, Silicon Valley, California, and metropolitan Washington, D.C., in the U.S.; and seven private international schools, including six in China and one in Bangkok, Thailand. Our network is continuing to expand with multiple new schools planned to open in China in coming years.

The first BASIS International School opened in Shenzhen, China in 2015. It was the largest opening of an international school in the history of southern China. Our network of international schools grew quickly with:

  • BASIS International School Guangzhou, opened in 2017
  • BASIS International School Hangzhou, opened in 2018
  • BASIS International School Park Lane Harbour, opened in 2018
  • BASIS International School Nanjing, opened in 2019
  • BASIS International School Bangkok, opened in 2019
  • BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen (Futian District), China opened in September 2020
BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen opening ceremony September 2020

The opening ceremony of BASIS Bilingual School Shenzhen in September 2020.

We are committed to raising the bar in international education by combining the BASIS Curriculum with our selection of smart, passionate, subject expert teachers who are given the freedom to teach in the way that best suits their students. The BASIS Curriculum–through these gifted teachers–inspires students to have that same love of learning; this is the foundation upon which all BASIS Curriculum Schools are successfully built.