Overseas Chinese Academy Suzhou (OCAS) is located in Suzhou, the “Venice of the Orient”, about 30 minutes by high-speed train from Shanghai. Founded in 2016, OCAS is the first school in the world specifically designed to cater to the international education needs of the children of overseas Chinese returnees.
With Chinese origins and global originality, OCAS is committed to developing students’ potential in creativity, innovation and originality and enabling them to deal with the international problems of the 21st century in cooperation with young people from other countries.
OCAS will provide 15 years of continuous K-12 dual-language education, emphasizing the development of both Chinese and English as students’ mother tongues. The OCAS curriculum draws from both the East and the West – established on the basis of the Chinese national curriculum, characterized by American innovative curricula, and integrated within the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework. From August 2017, we will be offering classes in Grades 1 to 5 to students who are competitively selected. From August 2018, OCAS will have classes from Grades K to 11.
The OCAS team consists of teaching faculty and administrative staff who have diverse experiences in Chinese and western education, bilingual education and whole-person education. They are curriculum development leaders and teachers with a spectrum of experiences and expertise. They come from local and international schools with different education systems and curriculum frameworks.
Suzhou combines its rich 2,500-year-old history with a drive to become one of the most modern cities in China. Suzhou is one of the most culturally rich areas of China, with UNESCO World Heritage gardens and canals famous around the world. Alongside its beautiful classic gardens, Suzhou has many excellent learning resources and sports facilities and a broad range of choice of shopping malls, cinemas, restaurants and bars.
OCAS provides an excellent working environment, broad development opportunities and a compensation package that is competitive with the best international schools in the world.
OCAS seeks applications for the following key positions from highly motivated and suitably qualified international school educators, preferably with IB school experience. We are particularly seeking individuals who will be inspired by the opportunity to help to develop a brand new Chinese international school.