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CurriculumsIB and Canadian
Leaving qualificationIB Diploma
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 20 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 元209,000
to: 元254,000
Address: 11 Longyuan Road, Taoyuan Sub-District, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, P.R.China, 518055
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

China (Hongkong District)

Ratio of local students to international students

All students are expats as ISNS is only allowed to accept students that hold a foreign passport.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes, except language courses

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as Another Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese is a mandatory language class for G1 to G5 students, G6-G10 students can have a choice of French and Chinese.

Max. number of students per class

EY 18, PYP22 and MYP/DP 24

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

ISNS believes that education must change with the times, for this reason every classroom is equipped with a SmartBoard. PYP students have access to class sets of Macbooks and iPads to assist with interactive learning. Middle Years and DP students are required to bring personal laptops on a daily basis.

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, we have tools and applications to use for online learning.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, Canadian (New Brunswick) High School Diploma

Results in these examinations

Top Score 45 for 2022 and average 38.20, highest in Shenzhen

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Not necessary, most tasks will be completed during class. There will be always extra for students if they would like to explore more.

Approximate hours of homework given

Half hour to one hour

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Due to the rigorous nature of the academic program, ISNS is not prepared to support students who have special learning needs that are significant. Should your child need special support, please contact the school administration.

Learning support offered

We use Tier system and support as required.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Every student is gifted, able and talented in their own ways.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, every division has their own counsellors. Big class and one-on-one supports are available to all the students at ISNS.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment and interview

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We test from Grade two and above. A MAP test on math and reading will be required.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Applications after April 1st will be considered as applicants for the next school year in August, not for the current school year. The admissions process is through out the school year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, students can join an academic year at anytime if there was capacity in that grade.

School start time


School finish time

15:30 (On Wednesday the school is dismissed at 14:20)

Supervised care before/after school

Students can come to school from 7:45 am and play on campus in the morning. After school, usually students attend after school activities.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


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

Yes, if required.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ISNS offers a wide range of after school activities like choir, music bands, Chinese ensemble, art enrichment club, yearbook club, and a variety of sport teams: soccer, volleyball, rugby, basketball, etc.

Sports activities included

Cross Country, Basketball, football, touch rugby, badminton, volleyball

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

ISNS takes great pride in its Athletic Program. It has made great strides throughout its history and is now considered a competitive force throughout China. ISNS ‘Team Phoenix’ now compete at under-11, under-14 and under-19 level in a diverse range of sports including - soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, badminton, swimming and athletics.

Facilities at the school

Two libraries, one theater with 300 seats, 4 science labs, 2 maker space, 1 darkroom, 1 art studio, 1 wood workshop, 1 activity room, 1 VR room.

Sports facilities at the school

200-meter outdoor track, a soccer field, a fitness center, a spacious indoor gymnasium and a multi-purpose outdoor court.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen is accredited by the Department of Education, New Brunswick, Canada and a full IB World School.

Teaching approach of the school

ISNS is a kind, caring, and environmentally sensitive school, known for its academic excellence. We will work for the development of the whole child. ISNS graduates are successful, empowered citizens of the world.

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