Public education forces Basis to work with students from various backgrounds and with a wide range of abilities. Thus, the quality of education mainly relies on teachers and curriculum.
“We hire teachers who are professionals and have expertise in particular subjects. They can propose to change the curriculum and exchange thoughts with others across campuses,” she added.
“One-hundred percent of our students have entered colleges in the United States, and some have entered world-class universities.”
To uphold the Basis model, Somolova said more than 20 teachers will come to Shenzhen as the first batch of faculty members. The school also has started hiring local staff members.
“We have asked Basis teachers to join the Shenzhen team, and many of them are interested in coming,” she said.
She believes that Shenzhen will be a good start for the international program because the city is constantly striving to provide better international education options for its children.
Somolova said the schools hopes to maintain classes of around 20 to 22 students and they are ready to help local students meet their educational goals.
“Basis was built to change and improve an unsatisfactory education system. We encourage every student to challenge themselves and make their dreams come true,” she said.