BASIS International School Bangkok Set to Open in September 2019


BASIS International School Bangkok Set to Open in September 2019

America’s most successful curriculum comes to Thailand

Are you an international expat parent looking to send your kids to a reputable international school with a world-class education or an aspiring teacher looking for a lucrative salary in Thailand with great perks and benefits? Look no further. BASIS International School has joined the growing list of international schools in Thailand catering to the expatriate community. Real estate developer, R2D1 Limited has partnered with BASIS International Education Holdings, highly regarded as the most prestigious educational network in America to bring America’s most successful curriculum to Thailand.

BASIS Curriculum Schools are the gold-standard American Pre-K to 12th grade educational networks. There are 31 BASIS Curriculum Schools across the United States and China, including private schools in Silicon Valley, New York City, Northern Virginia and Shenzhen. BASIS Curriculum Schools are ranked amongst the top ten schools in the United States, and these schools outperform the schools in Shanghai and in Singapore, the world’s top-performing regions on OECD PISA (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development Program for International Student Assessment).


BASIS has stated its mission is to raise the standards of student learning to highest international levels. The schools only recruit faculty members who are experts in their respective fields as well as managers who are ambitious, passionate, and empathetic. The new Bangkok school was conceived after studies showed a growing demand in Thailand for a more ambitious education system following huge demand for places at the BASIS International Schools in Shenzhen, which was established in 2015, and Guangzhou, China, which opened in 2017.

“In today’s digitalized global world, the need for professional, multilingual international teachers with a real interest in children’s futures and an ability to help structure them is regarded as increasingly important,” said Carolyn McGarvey, chief executive of BASIS International. “That’s the goal of BASIS International School Bangkok: putting children in a place that provides them with the best opportunities for what lies ahead.”.

Carolyn McGarvey – CEO of BASIS International, Jonathan Schwimmer – BISB Ltd Managing Director and Pensiri Thongsima – R2D1 Ltd Managing Director and distinguished guests gathered for the ground- breaking ceremony officially commencing the construction of BASIS International School Bangkok (BISB). JWS Construction was chosen as the main contractor for the project development because “JWS Construction has a demonstrated track record of delivering high quality large scale projects on time,” said Sirithep Thongsima, Project Investor.

The staff od BASIS International School Bangkok organizing a booth at Central Plaza Rama 2 on the weekend of 22 April 2018 for walk-in applicants to enroll in the school.

BASIS International School Bangkok will open in September 2019 in the Rama II area. This will be the only school in Bangkok to offer the BASIS Curriculum, the unique academic program that runs from PK-3 to 12th grade and has a proven record of giving students access to the Ivy League and the top 25 universities and colleges in the United States of America. The mission of BASIS International School is to raise the standards of student learning in Thailand to the highest international levels, and prepare their students to be participants, not spectators, in the 21st century world of commerce and innovation.

This new educational institution is built on a 35,200 square meters soil of the massively underrated and highly localized Rama 2 area, where we’ve also written an article here on why Rama 2 could be the best place to live in Bangkok for it’s affordability and the realness of Thailand’s culture, not to mention they have a new Foodland and a major shopping center in Central Plaza 2. Families who live there can also take their children on a short weekend getaway to Cha-am and Hua Hin.

This 1.5-billion-baht school is set to open to the public for walk-in registration on 19th August 2019. “We are bringing a globally competitive, state-of-the-art school to Bangkok,” said Jonathan Schwimmer, Managing Director of BISB Limited.

“Once completed, BASIS International School Bangkok will take over a beautiful purpose-built campus designed to accommodate up to 1,500 students beginning at the Pre-K level and extending through Grade 12.”

The school is located next to Central Rama 2 and will feature 25,000 square meters of school facilities, including a Black Box Theater, Artist Loft, an advanced Science and Technology building, 25m salt-water pool, and more than 12 rai of sports fields.

Here’s a breakdown of BASIS International School Bangkok fees:

For PreK to K, the tuition fee per semester is ฿260,000 and per year is ฿520,000. For Grades 1 to 5, the tuition fee per semester is ฿320,000 and per year is ฿640,000. There is also ฿15,000 referral bonus for anyone you refer to this school and a sibling discount which is listed above.

BASIS International School Bangkok is seeking qualified candidates for Primary Language Arts Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year!

BASIS teachers are knowledgeable, passionate, and believe in transforming education. As part of a uniquely collaborative and professional teaching community, BASIS 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. Our primary classrooms are taught by two teachers–one Subject Expert Teacher (SET) and one Learning Expert Teacher (LET).

BASIS International Primary Subject Expert Teachers are able to focus their teaching on a specific subject, rather than preparing lessons for several subjects every day. They work collaboratively with Learning Expert Teachers (LETs) to cultivate a joyful learning culture where hard work is celebrated and where intellectual pursuits result in extraordinary student outcomes. At the primary level, LETs help you focus on instruction, while they ensure individual student understanding according to student needs. As a Subject Expert Teacher, it is primarily your responsibility to develop engaging, content-rich subject specific lesson plans and to teach creative thinking and problem solving.

Primary English Language Arts teachers establish a solid foundation of language and social science skills and knowledge. The main focus of the English Language Arts teachers is to build the capability of students’ abilities in reading and writing, reading comprehension, writing process, and much more to help them be successful in the English based instruction of other subject areas. The social sciences build an awareness of world history, local cultural traditions, beginnings of geographic awareness, and basic civics and government. These broad and varied areas of study give Language Arts teachers the ability to approach the material in new and creative ways, while providing students with a board knowledge base to build upon.

Primary Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare subject specific lessons in Language Arts for primary aged students
  • Provide subject instruction on a higher level than grade standard, in an interactive learning environment and delivering exceptional results for all students
  • Implement BASIS Curriculum by designing effective and creative lessons and assessments to ensure students’ education is at an internationally competitive level
  • Collaborate with other BASIS International teachers to form a community of smart, talented, and interesting people who are passionate about education and readily willing to work in a profession, academic environment
  • Tutor students in content-specific knowledge and skills to heighten the trajectory of students’ academic and career success
  • Manage student behavior to foster academic achievement, personal responsibility, intellect, and individuality in all students
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Start Date July 2019
Contract Length 2 years
Eligible Candidates Licensed Teacher, University Graduate
Student Level Elementary
Monthly Salary USD 3300
Number of Vacancies 1

Job Benefits

Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience.

BASIS International Schools offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Health coverage
  • Housing allowance
  • Travel assistance
  • Assistance in obtaining a visa

Qualifications and Requirements

Education Required Bachelor
Major Education, English, Elementary Education
Additional Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Primary Education with additional course work, or special certification, for English Language Arts, or a reading endorsement, OR a degree in English with a minor or additional training in Elementary Education or Childhood Development
  • Documentation of passage of a state or national authorized subject test in the teaching area may fulfill the special certification
  • Minimum two years teaching experience as a lead teacher required
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check
  • Preferred: Subject matter postgraduate work (Master’s or Ph.D.) preferred
  • Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence
  • Must be open to new ideas in teaching

The average salary of a BASIS International School Bangkok teacher is $44k USD per annum and here’s a breakdown of the average salaries across the departments.

Elementary School Teacher – $39,328 USD per annum

Curriculum Coordinator – $44,343 USD per annum

Mathematics Teacher – $42,676 USD per annum

Middle School Teacher – $45,904 USD per annum

Art Teacher – $44,348 USD per annum

Music Teacher – $39,535 USD per annum

Teacher Assistant (TA) – $27,399 USD per annum


Additional Job Information: All these are just estimated figures. Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS International offers a comprehensive benefits package.

For more information, please visit and if you would like to apply for the role of a teacher, please sign up here.









Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here