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CityGuangzhou
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 15 students / class
Maximum 17 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元111,300
to: 元206,800
Address: 11 Jin Feng Nan Road, Nancheng District, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

About 400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

28

Most common nationality

America, Australia, Canada, Korea

Ratio of local students to international students

0

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Learners Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese and Korean

Max. number of students per class

17

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

1:1 computer program, interactive boards, conference webcam

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 students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

IB Examinations and ISD final exams

Results in these examinations

Students achieved a top score of 42 out of 45 in IB results. The average score of all candidates came in above the world average. ISD continued to maintain a pass rate of 100%

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade level.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

Learning coordinator interprets psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments, which measure the child’s strengths and weaknesses over a broad range of cognitive tasks and provide parents with a plan for their child that highlights those cognitive strengths and areas of weakness.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

School provides related activities in school and outside school, and over 90 after school activities.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

For admission to ISD, an Entry Test is required.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Mandarin Test, Map Math Test, WIDA Test and principal's review

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The admission of ISD is operating a rolling system. Application will be accepted all through the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8:00 am

School finish time

3:00 pm

Supervised care before/after school

Yes

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No

Uniform required

Yes

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Early Childhood & Elementary School:AROUND THE WORLD , SCISSOR ART, EC ART, MUSIC & MOVEMENT, Attention Training, VARIETY CLUB, LET’S DANCE, Skateboarding, Golf, MUSIC APPRECIATION, BOOK CLUB, STORY TELLING, ENGLISH FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS, GARDENING CLUB, Architecture & Design, HS TUTORS, BASKETBALL, HOMEWORK CLUB, MATH FLUENCY, LATCH HOOK CLUB etc.

Middle School & High School:Baseball, MUN, Golf, Skateboarding, ROBOTICS VEX IQ VEX IQ, ROBOTICS EDR, FLAG FOOTBALL, Study Hall, BASKETBALL, DRAMA CLUB, HOMEWORK CLUB, CHINESE READING, SCIENCE REMEDIATION, TRIVIA, ENGLISH LANGUAGE &CONVERSATION, INTROSPECTORS, Language support, MATH SUPPORT, CHINESE POETRY, TUTOR ES STUDENTS CAS etc.

Sports activities included

Soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, badminton etc.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

ISD is committed to fostering student athletic talent in both our physical education classes and extended day programs. ISD is a member of the All-China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) association with activities held in various places throughout the country.
In middle school, students participate in the Pearl River Conference (PRC) excelling in soccer, volleyball, basketball and cross country, and in high school, ISD athletes participate in the Guangzhou International Schools Athletic Conference ( GISAC).

Facilities at the school

ISD is a 12,000 square meter educational facility atop 30,000 square meters or almost 8.5 acres. ISD also boasts an 800 square meter indoor basketball court fully equipped with shower and changing rooms. The campus has facilities for the arts, sciences, sports and technology. The art facilities house a modern Black Box Theatre, music rooms, art gallery, pottery kiln, screen and printing press, photography studio library and multimedia center.
Our science labs are modern and our sports facilities are varied and state-of-the art, including the recent completion of an artificial turf sports field that accommodates two football pitches and a baseball diamond. ISD also has two outdoor basketball courts, two tennis courts,a full-size gymnasium and playgrounds. Our new Maker Space technology department classroom comes equipped with robotics and state of the art digital equipment such as a Laser Cutter and 3D printer.

Sports facilities at the school

-an 800 square meter indoor basketball court fully equipped with shower and changing rooms.
-an artificial turf sports field that accommodates two football pitches and a baseball diamond.
-two outdoor basketball courts, two tennis courts, a full-size gymnasium and playgrounds.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

International school of Dongguan (ISD) is the first international school authorized by the Chinese Ministry of Education in Dongguan. Since 2012, International School of Dongguan (ISD) has been serving the community in Dongguan with high quality education, providing international education from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. ISD was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) on 2013 and is an authorized IB World School offering IBDP to the students since 2015. In addition, ISD is a member of two regional professional organizations for international schools: Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools (ACAMIS) and East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS). ISD provides a rigorous, well-rounded education while fostering the unique gifts and aspirations of each child.

ISD utilizes the service of International School Services to attract and recruit highly qualified and experienced international educators. ISD’s faculty has a rich background in teaching overseas bringing with them many years of work personalizing education for students. All professional teaching faculty hold their bachelor degrees and above, 9% of them hold doctorate degree.

Teaching approach of the school

ISD provides a rigorous, well-rounded education while fostering the unique gifts and aspirations of each child.

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