Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) was founded in 2006 by a group of passionate educators with a mission to develop students with bilingual capability, who are well-versed in both Eastern and Western culture. The new BIBA Guiyang Campus, a private international bilingual school, is located near Guiyang, also known as the “Forest City,” in the southwest province of Guizhou, China. The suburban campus is just northwest of Guiyang, in a new high-tech development area surrounded by lush green mountains, approximately 25 minutes from the city.
Guiyang enjoys four seasons with cool winters and moderate summers. As the commercial center of the region, the city has shopping centers that include locations of most major domestic and international retail chains. It is also a major growth city for industries in computing and big data, such as Foxconn, Microsoft, Huawei, Hyundai Motor, Tencent, Qualcomm, and Alibaba.
BIBA currently offers day and boarding to 130 K–Grade 10 students. Beside the Chinese National Curriculum, the school provides a choice of programs: the U.S. Common Core along with a selection of Advanced Placement courses and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education.
Through its House system, BIBA creates an interconnected community of all ages, which facilitates strong relationships. Upon entry, all students, teachers, and staff are assigned to a House at random (although siblings are always assigned to the same House), which makes each House a well-rounded microcosm of a dynamic global community. Each House has its own motto, inspired by one of five Confucian principles. All-school events, such as Sports Day, provide all the Houses with the opportunity to compete with one another.
Twice a year, students can choose from a rich array of after-school programs conducted in both English and Chinese. Offerings include science experiments, chess, dancing, choir, band, and cooking class.
BIBA is interested in hiring certified singles and teaching couples, including those with a non-teaching spouse. The Chinese government mandates that teachers possess a minimum of a BA degree from one of the following native English-speaking countries: U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa. BIBA will consider exceptional, newly-certified teachers with two years’ experience in subject areas. Certified teachers under the age of 58 may obtain a work visa.
The salary and benefits package includes a moving and settling-in allowance, annual roundtrip airfare, and an apartment commensurate to family size. Teachers who wish to secure their own apartment will be provided with an equivalent housing stipend. All teachers’ children receive full tuition and their first uniform for free. The school offers internal and external professional development opportunities for staff. International health insurance, with the employee paying a percentage, is covered, and school lunch is subsidized for employees. There are local employment opportunities for non-teaching partners. A BIBA package allows for some great savings or the chance for a family of four to live on one salary.
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