Ask any BASIS Charter School student what makes their school different and they will tell you “the
teachers.” The foundation of our learning culture and the success of our students lies in the hands
of our teachers.
Subject Expert Teacher
Present in all grades 1 and above, Subject Expert Teachers (SETs) are the shepherds of
academic content and are focused on high-level mastery. SETs use their passion for
their subjects to inspire students while teaching them at a higher level than what is
expected of students of a particular age. SETs almost always hold advanced degrees in
or have a great deal of experience in their discipline.
Learning Expert Teacher
Present in grades 1–4 classrooms, Learning Expert Teachers (LETs) are masters of the
learning process and of social-emotional growth in students. They accompany their
students all day, from class to class, and ensure that the Subject Expert Teacher (SET)
are reaching each and every child in the class. LETs also play a lead role in literacy
and Connections classes. The partnership of one LET and SET in each classroom and for
each subject forms the Symbiotic Classroom of our primary program.
These invaluable educators support SETs and work under the mentorship of a more
experienced teacher. They contribute in the effort to build and maintain a strong,
positive, achievement-oriented school culture, and they assist with any issues relating
to the well-being of students. Our Teaching Fellows have the same type of contagious
passion and intellect as our SETs and are a significant part of our classroom
Early Learning Teachers
Unlike the Primary, Middle, and High School Programs, the Early Learning Program is
primarily self-enclosed. Students don’t move classrooms for each subject and remain
engaged in their vibrant, specialized classrooms throughout the school day. Early
Learning Teachers lead our kindergarten classrooms and are responsible for delivering
most of the content to students by bringing their own pedagogical expertise to the
As a new BASIS Charter School teacher, you will participate in intensive training at the BASIS
Summer Institute. There you will learn more about the BASIS Primary Model, our innovative BASIS
Curriculum, and how BASIS International Schools inspire—and achieve—academic excellence.
In your first year, you will also be a part of a peer-mentoring program led by experienced
teachers and on-site managers. We also invite all BASIS Charter School teachers to collaborate
with their peers and contribute to the evolution of the BASIS Curriculum through online sharing
of best lesson plans and syllabi.