BASIS International School Hangzhou opened in 2018 with more than 400 students in K–grade 9, and will expand each year until courses are offered through grade 12. The campus is purpose-built, and is capable of housing 1,000 students. It is divided into two buildings, one for K–grade 1 and the other for grades 2–12. The facilities include a gymnasium, computer lab, cafeteria, outdoor track and field, and a black-box theater that can open into an outdoor amphitheater.
Hangzhou is regarded by many as China’s most beautiful city. It boasts an incredible history, scenic West Lake and Qiangtang River, and enjoys four seasons. The school is located in the new city of Hangzhou—juxtaposed between modern city development and areas of natural beauty and historical significance. Teacher accommodations are in new apartments, some close to the school, and offer convenient access to shopping and restaurants. A high-speed train also offers service to Shanghai in an hour.