Bright Scholar Education

Bright Scholar Education Group

Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China. It was listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE ticker: BEDU) on May18th, 2017.

In 1994, a high quality boarding community school was built in the first Country Garden community in Shunde, Guangdong Province. It has the privilege of being one of the oldest international schools in China, which gave priority to the recruitment of Chinese students, and utilization of International Baccalaureate’s (IB) programmes – PYP, MYP and DP within the IB continuum.

Bright Scholar has 6 international schools, 16 bilingual schools, 40 kindergartens and 16 Elan schools. These are located in 7 provinces and the 2 municipalities of Beijing and Shanghai with over 30,000 students and more than 6,000 faculty and staff. There are over 300 international teachers from English speaking countries including UK, USA, Australia, Canada, etc. As a leading education group in China, Bright Scholar’s expansive and diverse portfolio of business operations cover regular kindergarten and school education, extracurricular training services, overseas study tours, domestic camps and education technology.

Bright Scholar is committed to providing world-class education on a global scale. This is achieved through tailoring the delivery of coursework to optimize learning outcomes for the students, and preparing them for higher education overseas. Bright Scholar has accumulated a cohort of highly-trained, experienced domestic and international talents with the aim to educate the future leaders of the world, as well as the future backbone of Chinese society.

Education is the greatest pursuit in the world.

Bright Scholar, Bright Future.

Information for International Talents

Positions that we recruit for:

Bright Scholar Education Group recruits teachers across a whole spectrum of subjects and grade levels, with a major intake in September and a minor intake in February across Bright Scholar’s branch schools. Teaching positions include but are not limited to:


  • English Teacher
  • Homeroom Teacher

Primary School

  • English Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Mathematics Teacher

Elan Schools

  • Library Coach
  • Teacher Senior
  • Teacher


  • Multi-Grade ESL Teacher

Secondary School

  • English Teacher
  • Literature Teacher
  • Art Teacher
  • Music Teacher
  • Drama Teacher
  • PE Teacher
  • Humanities Teacher
  • History Teacher
  • Geography Teacher
  • ICT Teacher
  • Economics Teacher
  • Mathematics Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Physics Teacher
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Biology Teacher
  • Teacher of Global Perspectives
  • Theory of Knowledge Teacher
  • Librarian
  • School Counselor

School Leadership

  • Principal
  • Department Head
  • Coordinator
  • Vice Principal
  • Academic Director
  • Subject Head

Requirements and Qualifications*

*Please note, the following requirements may differ according to the specific position applied for.
  • 22-55 years of age
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher (Education preferred)
  • TEFL/TESOL 100+ hours certification minimum (CELTA/DELTA/PGCE/QTS preferred)
  • Have an understanding and ability to teach pupils of all abilities
  • Must be able to obtain a cleared background check
  • Previous experience in an international school preferred
  • English teaching positions require citizens of UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand orSouth Africa for visa purposes
  • Subject teaching positions require candidates with relevant teaching background in selectedsubject matter, with IGCSE, A-level and/-or IB teaching experience preferred

Compensation and Benefit Package*

*Please note, the following is a general guide on compensation packages offered within the Bright Scholar network of chain schools. Individual schools will send offers to successful candidates based on school pay scale and the candidates’ qualifications and experience.

Kindergarten, Bilingual and International School Teachers

  • Salary – 12,000-30,000RMB/month (approx. US$1,800-4,500/month)
  • Accommodation – Furnished apartment/housing allowance provided
  • Visa – Paid work permit, residence permit and medical check-up fees
  • Arrival Support – Airport pick-up, and accommodation assistance (hotel/apartment)
  • Paid Leave – Paid national holidays + paid summer and/-or winter holidays
  • Food – Food allowance/3 free meals provided
  • Flight Reimbursement – Between 5,000-12,000RMB (school/location dependent)
  • Insurance – Medical and accident insurance

Elan School Teachers (Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Foshan)

  • Library Coach Salary – 13,000-17,000RMB/month (approx. US$2,000-2,600/month)
  • Teacher Salary – 15,000-22,000RMB/month (approx. US$2,300-3,400/month)
  • Visa – Paid work permit, residence permit and medical check-up fees
  • Arrival Support – Airport pick-up
  • Accommodation Support – 1200 RMB hotel reimbursement after 2 months’ probation; 10,000 RMB start-up loan for accommodation
  • Flight Reimbursement – Up to 8,000RMB for return ticket to home country
  • Insurance – Health and accident insurance after probation
  • Bonus – Discretional bonus based on annual performance
  • Paid Leave – 3 days for full-pay sick leave; 11 days for Chinese public holidays; 11 days for paid annual leave

Company Statistics

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