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CityGuangzhou
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Boarding available
Yearly fees: Not public
Reviews: 5.0
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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 18 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Guangzhou, China
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

Around 400

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 38

Most common nationality

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

Ratio of local students to international students

0%

Native English speaking teachers

Yes (except Chinese teachers).

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes. In Early Years, teachers use the “immersion method” of language teaching to provide children with a relaxing, engaging, and fun learning environment; In Primary and Secondary School, students learn ELA (English Language Acquisition) through a systematic learning model using level-based teaching methods with set teaching hours (Primary: ELA have 5 hours lesson time per week; Secondary: ELA have 4 one-hour classes per week).

Additional language classes offered by the school

There are 3 language programmes with 5 learning pathways offered at ISASC: English, Chinese and ‘Mother Tongue’. Mother tongue is for students whose first language is not English or Chinese. These students are, with family support able to continue formally learning this language.

Max. number of students per class

Early Years: maximum 20 students
Primary & Secondary Years: maximum 24 students

Average number of students per class

Early Years: 10-15
Primary & Secondary Years: 15-20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. In Early Years and Primary Years, each class has one TA (teaching assistant).

Use of technology in the classroom

Each classroom has one digital screen; each Primary student has one iPad; each Secondary student has one laptop.

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, our school has an online platform called “SchoolBox” which can not only provide communication channel for parents and schools, but also provides online learning resources for students.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

The first online International Chinese Language Festival

Results in these examinations

The first online International Chinese Language Festival: we had 18 Primary School students and 9 Secondary School students take the first, second and third place prizes awards.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes. All students from the Early Years to Secondary Years have homework of each subject every week.

Approximate hours of homework given

No more than 1 hour writing-task every day, but the school encourage students to read every day.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

No graduates for the time being, will have the first batch of graduates in 2023.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Our school has implemented co-curricular programme, which is built upon four key pillars (Academic Extension, Language and Culture, Arts and STEM) with over 40 kinds of co-curriculum for students to choose.

Learning support offered

There are nine time slots for co-curricular activities each week, with the five lunchtimes and four afternoon session options. From Early Years through to Secondary School, all students are required to take at least one co-curricular activity each semester.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Firstly, students can apply for the co-curriculum suitable for their talents, teachers will provide additional professional guidance for them; Secondly, students can use the facilities of the school every day with the allowance; Thirdly, each year (normally in March) our school will offer scholarship programme to all enrolled students and prospective students, qualified students from the below key areas, with demonstrated outstanding ability, are encouraged to apply: Academic Excellence, Arts: Visual, Music and/or Drama, Sports, Community Service and Entrepreneurship.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes. Our school has a specialized team called “Student Services Team”. This school-wide department oversees all counseling and student support services (includes educational psychology), in addition to also providing careers guidance and university application support as part of their key function.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes. All-age students should have a face-to-face interview and students from Grade 3 should pass extra written examination before entering the school.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

English, Math and Chinese.

Waiting list

Yes, according to the number of the students and the classes arrangement of each school year.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline, accept registration all year around.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

For the school year: autumn each year, normally the beginning of September, or the end of August.
For the daily school day: 8:30am

School finish time

For the school year: the last Friday of June each year.
For the daily school day: 3:45pm (end of the official lessons); 4:40pm (end of the co-curriculum).

Supervised care before/after school

We have two registered psychology counselors at school providing supervised care for whole school.
Secondary Years students have PTT (Pastoral Tutor Time) every school day from 15:00-15:30.

School bus service available

Yes. Lines will be modified each semester according to the address of students who apply to the school bus service.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Chinese menu, International menu and vegetarian menu.

Uniform required

Yes, our school has very strict requirements on wearing the school uniform for all students, all students should respect the school uniform by wearing it as per the uniform expectations.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Our school has implemented co-curricular programme, which is built upon four key pillars (Academic Extension, Language and Culture, Arts and STEM).

Sports activities included

Swimming; soccer; track-and-field events; volleyball; rugby; badminton; basketball, etc.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Sports facilities at the school

50-metre Olympic Pool; Learner Pool; Competition Indoor Sport Hall; Football Filed with 400-metre track; Fitness Room

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are a highly aspirational organisation, committed at our core to planning, launching and developing a leading international school within the Greater Bay Area. This drive towards excellence has started with the design and construction of an exceptional facility. We have worked with world-leading architects to create a facility which deeply enhances contemporary teaching and learning. Our vision is to be the acknowledged leader of excellence in international education. We commit to providing outstanding learning opportunities, through an environment of mutual respect, transparency and engagement.

Teaching approach of the school

We adopt international curriculum strengthened by best practices from around the world.
- Early Years: Our unique Early Years curriculum is custom-built to suit our young learners. We adopt the Reggio Emilia practice for its recog- nition in fostering creativity and student agency while supported by the International Baccalaureate framework. We complement our play-based programme with high academic standards. Our focus on inquiry and self-guided learning is supported by well-qualified and experienced educators, who partner with parents in the educational development of each child.
- Primary Years: As an inquiry-based and conceptual driven programme, the Primary School will ensure that individual subject areas are strong and challenging, whilst having students explore the connections between each subject area. Our programme is well placed to help students apply their knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding in real-world situations.
- Secondary Years: ISA Science City implements the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. The Middle Years Programme (MYP) runs from grade 6 through to grade 10 and provides an inquiry-based, student-centred educational journey for students from age 11 to 16. The MYP focuses on eight academically rigorous subject groups, but also recognizes the importance of approaches to learning and service learning. The Diploma Programme is a rigorous, challenging and balanced two-year pre-university preparation programme that will be implemented at ISA Science City international school in Grades 11 and 12, commencing 2021. The Diploma Programme provides outstanding research-based education, developing both disciplinary and inter-disciplinary knowledge and understanding.

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