Best 10 International Schools in Guangzhou

International Education in Guangzhou

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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 15 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 25 International Schools in Guangzhou.

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

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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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 15
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 元94,000
to: 元139,000
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Canadian International School of Guangzhou

Collaborate, Innovate, Succeed
Curriculum
Canadian
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 元135,000
to: 元200,000
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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 - 2020/2021
from: 元155,000
to: 元178,000
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The British School of Guangzhou

The British School of Guangzhou is a British Curriculum premium international school serving the community located in Guangzhou, China.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
1 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 元117,130
to: 元256,060
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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 - 2019/2020
from: 元71,040
to: 元180,480
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LEH International School Foshan

Spes Audacem Adjuvat (Hope Favours the Bold)
LEH Foshan offers an inspirational English language education for carefully selected students, developing a joyful attitude to learning which encourages students to think critically and creatively. LEH Foshan is a school full of opportunity, challenge and friendship; a place to take risks and become bold; a place to discover passions, talents and oneself; a place that nurtures remarkable young people.
Curriculum
British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
11 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 元200,000
to: 元210,000
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TLC International School

TLC International School is a Nursery through 12th grade, full accredited international school focused on academic, spiritual, emotional and social development of its students.
Curriculum
American
Language of instruction
English
Ages
3 to 18
Yearly fees - 2020/2021
from: 元93,000
to: 元108,400
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Guangzhou Nanfang International School

Guangzhou Nanfang International School is a non-profit co-educational international school in Guangzhou, China, that offers quality education in English at Secondary, Primary and Early Childhood levels.
Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 18
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 元135,450
to: 元183,750
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Curriculum
IB, British
Language of instruction
English
Ages
2 to 16
Yearly fees - 2019/2020
from: 元145,000
to: 元180,000
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