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|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Native English speaking teachers||
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
AISG has an English as an Additional Language program for qualified students in Grades 1 to 10 who need additional support in developing proficiency in English.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
French, Mandarin, Spanish
Depends on the grade level.
|Entry evaluation for students||
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Students applying from Guangzhou area are required to take an English admissions test and participate in an oral interview as part of the qualification process. Group assessments are scheduled in mid-March to early April.
Students applying from overseas or other provinces in China are not required to travel to Guangzhou for an assessment. However, if your family plans to visit Guangzhou, AISG will try to schedule your child's assessment during your visit. If you do not plan to visit Guangzhou before your relocation, and if AISG feels that an assessment is necessary AISG will try to make arrangements at your current location, or can assess your child upon your arrival to Guangzhou.
|External examinations or assessments available||
|School bus service available||
More than 28 buses serve 21 routes across most parts of the city and surrounding areas.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
AISG has a limited Learning Support program for students with mild learning differences.
|Learning support offered||
Learning Support Program combines in-class support, small group instruction and individual targeted support for students identified as needing additional interventions. The overall goal of the Learning Support Program is to develop the academic skills of students with learning needs so they can develop into successful and independent learners.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Basketball, paper folding, arts and crafts, badminton, band, board and card games, soccer, coding/computer thinking, creative dance, yoga, drawing, choir, science, martial arts, mosaics, gymnastics, drama, orchestra, rubber band skipping, STEM, swimming, table tennis, volleyball, Lego, keyboarding, gardening, cooking, boys scouts, drone club, making and designing, phone photography, pottery, robotics, writing, anime, business, newspaper, crossroads, jazz band, media crew.
|School provided lunches||
|Sports facilities at the school||
Ersha: 3 playgrounds, outdoor basketball court, air-conditioned gymnasium that houses a full size basketball court
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
AISG is a proud member of the international Asia Pacific Athletics Conference (APAC). As the only APAC school in Southern China, students at AISG have the opportunity to represent the school and develop friendships with other APAC athletes during numerous sporting tournaments throughout the year.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
American International School of Guangzhou is a private, non-profit, IB World School that provides an exemplary pre-K through grade 12 education for expatriate children.
|Teaching approach of the school||
AISG exists solely to “nurture future-ready individuals to aspire, achieve, and contribute.” AISG prepares its students by equipping them with 21st Century innovation skills, with an explicit focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and resilience. It’s important for students to be equipped with the skills they need to thrive in an ever-changing environment.