Teaching at BASIS Charter Schools

Our passionate expert teachers are unwavering in their belief that with hard work, the right support, encouragement, and inspiration, any child can excel



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.

Our Teaching


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.

Teaching Fellow

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 structure.

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 classroom.

Training Opportunities for Teachers

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.