In the fall of 2015, BASIS International School Shenzhen opened its doors. Located in Shekou of Shenzhen City, our school is in the heart of this beautiful city’s rapid development and focuses on providing the best education to expatriate families and citizens alike. BASIS International School Shenzhen is the first BASIS Curriculum School opened outside the United States.

The Washington Post reported on the initiation of BASIS International School Shenzhen in an article titled BASIS, One of America’s Top Charter School Networks, Seeks New Turf: China. China’s domestic newspaper Reference News then translated and reprinted The Washington Post article.

Our students study the complete BASIS Curriculum from preschool to grade 12 in an immersive English-only academic community. This nationally and internationally acclaimed liberal arts and sciences program prepares our students to be full participants in the 21st-century world of commerce and innovation. Grounded in traditional content mastery, they learn to think independently and to collaborate with peers on complex analytical and creative projects.

School Highlights

  • In 2016, BASIS International School Shenzhen gained accreditation by AdvancED.
  • In the 2016-17 school year, BASIS International School Shenzhen became an AP test center.
  • In June 2017, BASIS International School Shenzhen was approved by the College Board as one of the few SAT test centers in China.
  • In the 2017-18 school year, 138 students from G8 through G12 took 377 AP exams in 17 different subjects. In addition, our students achieved a 100% pass rate in European History, Computer Science A, Chemistry, Music Theory, and 2D Art and Design.
  • Alaina Zanardi, the first graduate from BASIS International School Shenzhen, was accepted into one of the Ivy League schools, Cornell University.