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Clifford International School

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CityGuangzhou
CurriculumCanadian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 6 to 18
Boarding available
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 23 students / class
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元106,500
to: 元140,500
Address: Clifford Estates, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province People’s Republic of China 511495
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Number of students

Around 500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 36

Most common nationality

Chinese (includes HK, Macao and Taiwan area) and Korean

Ratio of local students to international students

Clifford School is an international school for foreign passport holders. In addition to different nationalities, students holding Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan passports are eligible. People's Republic of China passports are not eligible, per Chinese law.


Max. number of students per class

G1-5: 28

G6-12: 30

Average number of students per class

23

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes.Clifford School follows Manitoba guidelines requiring teachers to possess a valid Canadian Teaching Certificate and must meet the requirements of Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning. 

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. Clifford School has an ILC (International Language Center) for qualified students in Grades 1 to 8 who need additional support in developing proficiency in English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

With investments in a variety of technology with dedicated Makerspaces, 1:1 iPads in Elementary & Secondary departments (students in Secondary also are welcome to bring their laptops to school as another tool for learning), we provide our students access to digital tools and applications, across all subject areas, and the opportunity for teachers and students to fully leverage technology for learning.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance exam

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students are required to take an English admissions test (Math & ELA) and participate in an oral interview as part of the qualification process.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We welcome new applicants during all school working days.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

AP, SAT

School bus service available

No

School start time

8:20

School finish time

16:10

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Model united nations (MUN), volleyball, basketball, chess, badminton, band, board and card games, soccer, coding/computer thinking, dance, yoga, drawing, choir, science, gymnastics, drama, STEM, swimming, table tennis, keyboarding, cooking, drone club, making and designing, phone photography, robotics, writing, digital animation, newspaper.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

Our new gymnasium is state of the art complete with a weight room, classroom with an interactive board, two full sized athletic courts, and a wide array of equipment. The Olympic sized swimming pool also enables our Physical Education teachers to expand the Manitoba curriculum from grade 1 to grade 12.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

We participate in a wide variety of inter-school and intramural sports under the direction of the Physical Education Department. Our school competes in the GISAC (Guangzhou International School Athletic Conference) and the PRC (Pearl River Conference).  To date we have enjoyed considerable success at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The students have the opportunity to participate in several sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, tennis, swimming, cross-country, table tennis, and track and field.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Clifford International School Guangzhou offers a progressive cross-cultural teaching and learning environment that empowers students to be critical thinkers, contributing citizens and life-long learners.

Teaching approach of the school

Our International Program is taught completely in English by Western teachers. The Canadian curriculum used in the classroom was written and is continuously updated by the province of Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning Department. Clifford School is certificated by the Guangdong Education Department, qualifying us to enroll expatriate students as well as those from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

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