BASIS International School Guangzhou
Admissions Now Open!
Age by September 1st, 2023
Early Childhood Education
小学部 Primary School
* BASIS International School Guangzhou only accepts applications from foreign countries, or Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passport holders.
* The School does not accept applications into Grade 10 or above.
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PreK through Grade 1
Observation of group-based interactive game, evaluation of a student’s basic language and ability to understand and follow instructions
Grade 2 through Grade 9
Written assessment, student interview, and behavior observation.
A conversation with parents/guardians about their views on education and expectations for their children.
Offer of a Place
You will receive your student’s admissions result by email after the assessment/interview.
Acceptance of a Place
Please complete the enrollment package within five working days after receiving the offer letter.
BASIS Education Group was founded in 1998 in the United States by the world-class economists Michael and Olga Block. It is an education group dedicated to cultivating students’ international vision and speculative thinking. BASIS Education Group has established 50 schools in the United States, China, Southeast Asia and Europe, providing educational services to more than 30,000 students.
BASIS集团由世界级的经济学者Dr.Michael Block 和Olga Block 于1998年在美国亚利桑那州创立，是一家以学术见长的教育集团，致力于培养学生的国际化视野及思辨性思维，帮助学生掌握扎实的基础知识，锻炼学生独立学习、独立解决问题的能力。伴随着全球化的发展和科学技术的革新，BASIS集团已在美国、中国、东南亚和欧洲设立了50所学校，为超过三万名学生提供教育服务。
BASIS International School Guangzhou opened in September 2017 and is the second BASIS Curriculum School outside of the U.S. It is able to accommodate 1,000 students from PreK-1 to Grade 12.
At BASIS International School Guangzhou, we prepare students to be participants, not spectators, in the 21st century world of commerce and innovation, and we live the network’s mission to produce graduates who have the broad intellectual and international perspectives, critical thinking capabilities and creative problem-solving skills to be leaders in their future world.
ECE (PreK-1 to Kindergarten)
Discovery and Foundation
In PreK-1 and PreK-2 the learning environment is carefully designed to encourage a child’s natural curiosity to create, discover, and ask questions. Teachers encourage children to ask creative questions and to use their own reasoning to learn from and make connections to the world around them.
In Kindergarten, a Subject Expert Teacher (SET), a Learning Enhancement Teacher (LET), and a dedicated classroom assistant guide students to master the foundations of traditional academic subjects. Students also engage in enrichment courses that help them make connections between their subject classes. Kindergarten thoroughly prepares students for success throughout the rest of their academic journey by developing basic skills, scholarly habits, and love of learning.
Primary School (Grade 1 to Grade 5)
Teaching to Learn
Starting in grade 1, students have two teachers present for all core subjects: an SET and an LET. An SET, specializing in a particular discipline, will lead content instruction for their particular subject. An LET, on the other hand, guides students to each class, focuses on effective pedagogy, and co-teaches with each SET.
LETs and SETs facilitate a rapid transition from a focus on foundational skills and knowledge to independent thinking, active learning, and application of knowledge by emphasizing connections between disciplines and reiteration of key concepts throughout the curriculum.
Middle School (Grade 6 to Grade 8)
Knowledge as a Tool
In Middle School, students complete a rigorous schedule in all core disciplines, including three separate, concurrent science classes (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology). SETs partner with the Head of Division and Deans to ensure students are set up for success in coursework.
When we teach students that knowledge is a tool to advance their understanding, students become motivated to use the facts and skills to find solutions to real world problems. Middle school classes develop independence and critical thinking skills in our students to help them identify challenges, take advantage of opportunities, and collaborate to find solutions in their courses, school life, and community.
High School (Grade 9 to Grade 12)
Thinking for Problem-Solving
In the core disciplines of High School, Honors is the minimum level offered, with a large percentage of courses taken at the Advanced Placement (AP) level starting in grade 9. Students further develop their ability to think and work independently in post-AP courses, G12 Capstone courses, and independent research projects throughout their high school career.
The college counseling team is actively involved in helping students navigate the course selection process throughout high school and is instrumental in guiding students to discover the right university and ready their applications.
The class of 2021 was the first graduating class for BASIS International School Guangzhou. This class of 35 students received 252 college offers. 71% of students received offers from schools ranked Top 30 in the US News and World Report and/or UK schools ranked Top 5 in Times Higher Education. In addition, 93% of students were admitted to US Top 50 and/or UK Top 5 schools.
The class of 2022 also showed extraordinary strength in their college applications. The 56 graduates received 342 offers. 64% gained admission to Top 30 US universities and/or Top 5 UK universities and/or the top Canadian university. 96% of students received offers from Top 50 US universities and/or Top 10 UK universities and/or Top 3 Canadian universities. In addition, our students received three offers from Ivy League schools, seven from Top 10 US universities, four from Top 10 US liberal arts colleges, ten from Top 5 UK universities, and 15 from the top Canadian university.
And as for the Class of 2023, they are off to a great start as they are just finishing their final round of applications. This group of 42 students has already earned offers to Top 10 US News and World Report Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, and the Ivy League.
In order to promote and explore students’ interests and hobbies, BIGZ has held a series of exciting clubs (covering PreK2 to G12), which can be categorized into three types: teacher-led, student-led and vendor-led. In the 2022-23 school year, BIGZ ran more than 80 clubs. Many club activities are also associated with off-campus competitions. The school highly encourages and supports students to actively sign up for clubs that are closely tied with their interests and hobbies, and the faculty is eager to share their interests and expertise. Clubs led by students cultivate leadership and organizational skills, helping students to get ready for college and preparing them to make an impact.
In additional to hobbies and interest clubs, BIGZ prides itself on holistically developing students by striking a balance between academics and sports. There are a variety of core and non-core sports that are offered seasonally. Core sports include basketball, volleyball and soccer, and non-core sports include badminton, tennis, table tennis, ultimate frisbee and touch rugby. As of the 2022-2023 school year, BIGZ is a member of the GISSA, GISES and PRC athletic leagues.
As the first boarding school within the BASIS Curriculum Schools network, BASIS International School Guangzhou has extensive experience in dormitory management, boarding event organization, evening study programs, boarding specific extracurricular activities, and pastoral care. We currently have 148 dorm rooms with a total of 309 beds allocated for boarders in middle and high school.
House Parents support boarders’ after-school learning and extra-curricular activities by designing a wide range of engaging activities. They aim to give students more opportunities to make friends, relax and explore their passions outside the classrooms. They also work closely with the school faculty, nurses, counselors and logistics staff members to provide support for all aspects of student life.
BASIS International School Guangzhou independently operates its dining, busing and cleaning services to provide the safest possible environment for our students and employees.