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Why ISB is the best choice for teachers in China

ISB is an extraordinary school built on the tradition of educational excellence. With a vast history spanning over 40 years, we have established, nurtured and grown an exceptional learning community that serves and benefits all its members. But as a teacher seeking out your next teaching opportunity, you may have some questions about how to choose the right school to work at, and how to know if a school is right for you.

At ISB, we offer a dynamic workplace where the needs of our community come first. We provide our faculty and staff many opportunities for professional development on campus and through workshops, conferences, and other events held locally or worldwide.

When you join our team at ISB, you'll become a part of a team of professionals working together to establish a learning culture that enhances our students' academic abilities, a culture of learning that balances their academic growth alongside their social-emotional needs and physical health. As soon as you speak with one of your future colleagues, or take a step onto our beautiful campus, you’ll have everything you need to choose the right school for you. 

As one of the leading international schools in China, there are many reasons why the world's best teachers choose ISB. Here are three tips on how to choose the right school to teach at. 

How to know if a school is right for you

There are many factors to consider when taking the leap to a new school. But with so much to learn about each school, knowing how to choose the right school to teach at can be challenging. Here are four key elements to seek out at your next teaching opportunity. 

1. An established school with a vast history

ISB is a top international school with a reputation in international circles for our history, stability, and exceptional learning environment. We establish and exercise our principles of trust, empathy, and professionalism so that every community member can thrive in their own way. 

Many teachers aspire to work at a school like ISB, where not only do they have the opportunity for continuous learning, but they are joining a school with a history of excellence, a spirit many teachers feel honored to contribute towards.

Backed by over 40 years of experience in the education field, ISB’s history of excellence and stability is just one of the many reasons why the world’s best teachers choose ISB.

2. A culture of professional development and wellness

When a teacher joins a school like ISB, working to become a great teacher is just the first step of their journey. At ISB, teachers are provided ample opportunities to grow as industry thought leaders and professionals, and go from being a great teacher to an excellent one. As a community of learners, we support the ongoing learning of our faculty and staff through a professional development allowance that provides professional development opportunities and resources.

However, we also understand that our faculty members work hard and require a good balance between work and life outside of the classroom. While we provide teachers with the opportunity to grow, we encourage them to find balance in their lives through our Employee Wellness program.

Our Employee Wellness program is grounded in a holistic philosophy. This philosophy interconnects seven strands of well-being and is dedicated to keeping our community and its members balanced, healthy, supported, growing, and curious.


ISB Wellness Wheel


We also offer ISB Wellco, an employee advisory and advocacy group established to maintain a vibrant wellness program inclusive of everyone at ISB. If you want to know what to look for at your next school, it is essential that you find one that takes care of their faculty and staff on all levels.

3. A positive learning environment for all

What does it take to be a great international school like ISB? The facilities in which you must work are just as important as what is included within the walls of the school. 

The importance of a positive school environment cannot be underestimated. Not only is it important to the students who are there to learn and grow, but it is of equal importance to the faculty and staff. 

But how do you know if the school you are considering offers a positive learning environment? Some positive characteristics of a great school to seek out at your next school include:

  • Flexibility
  • Openness
  • Intentional design
  • Tailored spaces for age groups
  • And more!

4. Great benefits enjoyed by the entire family

At ISB, we recognize that the most important factors influencing hiring and retaining world-class professionals are a stable work environment and the salary and benefits package. Whether you come to ISB on your own, with your family, or as a part of a teaching couple, becoming a part of the ISB community can be enjoyed by your entire family. 

At ISB, we take pride in maintaining a stable environment based on mutual respect, transparency, and trust. We are committed to providing a competitive salary and benefits package that caters to the needs of people in our organization.

Some of the many benefits of working at ISB include enrolling our teachers' children as students at ISB and our community-centered facility that organizes after-school and adult wellness activities accessible to faculty members and their children, on top of the numerous professional development opportunities available to faculty and staff throughout the year.

China's capital city, Beijing, is a city that combines its rich history with modern conveniences. The exposure to the wealth of culture, UNESCO world heritage sites, a lower cost of living compared to other major global cities, and many more perks make it an especially attractive city for families to settle and raise children with a global mindset.

Do you feel confident you have the tools to know how to choose the right school for you? Choosing the right school to teach in can be a challenge, but with this information at hand, you will know how to choose the right school for you.

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ISB is an extraordinary school, made so by a tradition of educational excellence spanning 40 years. Establishing, nurturing, and growing such an exceptional learning community has been and remains intentional; we work hard to build strong relationships so our learning is at its best.

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