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Guangzhou, in China’s Guangdong province, may not jump out to many people as an expat hotspot. However with its waterside setting, wealthy economy and proximity to Hong Kong, it’s a very underrated destination. This metropolis is China’s third largest city after Beijing and Shanghai, and offers everything you would get in either city at a slightly lower cost - including international schooling for your child.

If you’re relocating to Guangzhou and need to find the perfect school for your child, here’s what you need to know.

Firstly, Guangzhou may be slightly cheaper than other cities in China for school fees, but it still ranks in the top 10 most expensive cities on the planet for international school costs. So if you were hoping for an affordable international education for your child, you may have to look elsewhere.

However for the sky-high fees you will be paying each year, you can be sure the standard of education your child will be among the best in the world. China’s education system, local and international, is well known for achieving the best academic results than anywhere else, year after year.

Guangzhou has a population of 12 million, so there is a wide choice of international schools to choose from in the city. Their locations are scattered around the city and surrounding areas, with a higher concentration in the north east around Huangpu and south in the Haizhu district.

The curricula on offer are similarly distributed among most of the world’s education systems. Whatever kind of international school you want your child to attend, you’ll find at least one of them in Guangzhou. That said, British, American, and the International Baccalaureate curricula do seem to have a slight edge on the others.

In Guangzhou’s international schools, children can be enrolled from as young as 2 or 3 years of age. This is partly due to the huge demand for international schools in the city. Don’t worry; at this young age, going to ‘school’ is more likely going to nursery. Structured classes and lessons don’t begin until your child is ready, around age 4-5.

All of China’s international schools have excellent facilities, and Guangzhou is no exception. As well as receiving a top tier academic education, your child will have the opportunity to partake in almost any extra curricular they can think of. From sports to arts to everything in between, school campuses in Guangzhou cater for everything.

Of course, every expat parent wants their child to get a place in the best international school available. To ensure this happens for you, don’t waste any time in starting the application process. Do not underestimate the level of demand for places in Guangzhou’s international schools - it is huge! Waiting lists are long and entry criteria can be strict, so make sure you have all your paperwork in order and are ready to move fast.

Below, we have compiled our top 10 international schools in Guangzhou. However, there are another 17 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Guangzhou based on your requirements.

Best 10 International Schools in Guangzhou

Out of a total of 27 International Schools in Guangzhou.

Based on the aggregated preferences of our users in the last 30 days.

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American International School of Guangzhou

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.
Curriculum
IB, American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: 元187,000
to: 元260,000

ISA Science City International School

ISA Science City provides outstanding learning opportunities for students aged 2 to 18 years old. With a significant commitment to excellence, this exciting new Day and Boarding School delivers an exemplary international education through the IB programmes.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.
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Alcanta International College

Student-centered, modern facilities, service-oriented, chinese culture and internal mindedness, student teacher ratio of 8:1 and small class sizes.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
12 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: 元158,000
to: 元182,000

ISA Tianhe International School

The school is located in the Guangzhou CBD and is easily assessable for families especially of Early Years Students. The campus is based in a historical and safe area. We have a unique learning community of many different nationalities and students whose parents work for chambers of commerce, consulates or Fortune 500 companies.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 11
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 元164,000
to: 元177,000

International School of Dongguan

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.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: 元111,300
to: 元206,800

Utahloy International School Guangzhou

Utahloy International School is the only international school in Guangzhou to offer a full International Baccalaureate continuum education from Early Years to Year 12. UISG values diversity and operates an inclusive learning environment for all students.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: 元149,000
to: 元254,000

Utahloy International School Zengcheng

Utahloy International School Zengcheng offers a co-educational, international, English language learning environment from Kindergarten to Year 12.
The school is situated in a botanical garden. The beauty and space of the campus is unique. Students are able to breathe in clean air, explore Turtle hill, and see their reflections on the lakes around campus.
Curriculum
IB
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: 元100,000
to: 元229,000

The British School of Guangzhou

The British School of Guangzhou (BSG) is a premium British international school serving the community in Guangzhou, China. BSG is a member of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools; teaching 68,000 students in 76 schools across 31 countries. The school benefits from unique collaborations with UNICEF, The Juilliard School (New York) and MIT.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 18
Yearly fees - 2022/2023
from: 元124,300
to: 元269,000

Britannia International School Guangzhou

Britannia International School (BIS) is a member school of the Canadian International Educational Organisation. (CIEO). BIS is a non-profit, co-educational international school in Guangzhou China which offers The British National Curriculum. It has an Early Years Section for children aged 3 – 5 years old, a Primary Section catering for Years 1 – 6 inclusive i.e. 5 to 11 year olds, and Middle School Section for Year 7-9 students, i.e. 11 to 14 year olds. From age 11 upwards, it will eventually offer the Cambridge International Board General Certificate of Secondary Education Examinations (Cambridge International IGCSEs) to year 11 students, i.e.16 year olds. It is anticipated in future years to be offering Cambridge University Board Advanced Level Examinations.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 16
Yearly fees - 2021/2022
from: 元104,000
to: 元149,000

QSI International School of Dongguan

QSI International School of Dongguan is part of a network of 37 International Schools located around the world. We follow an American style curriculum and offer a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. We also are a PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP testing site. Curriculum is regularly updated and used in all 37 schools around the world. Our school is Middle States Accredited (MSA), meaning our diplomas are recognized by universities around the world. We hire caring, experienced and certified educators who will go above and beyond to support the holistic success of all of our students.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
This school does not make their fees public.

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