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CurriculumsIB, German, and French
Languages of instructionEnglish, French, and German
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English, French, and German
Native English, French, and German teachers
Extra languages (other than English, French, and German)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 元155,000
to: 元265,000
This school has more than one campus in Shenzhen:
Net Valley Campus - Secondary School: Ages 11 to 18

Address: Wanlian Bldg B, No.10, Gongye 5 Road Shekou, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067 China

Jingshan Campus - Early Primary School: Ages 2 to 6

Address: Jingshan Villas, Nanhai Blvd, Shekou, Nanshan Shekou, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067 China

The Bay Campus - Upper Primary School: Ages 6 to 11

Address: 80 Gangwan Ave Shekou, Nanshan District Shekou, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067 China

SIS also offers French and German programs.
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

Only international students

Native English, French, and German speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English, French, and German

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

French, Mandarin

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

We are an Apple Distinguished School. KG through Grade 5 use individually allocated Ipads.
Grades 6-12 are given Macbook Airs

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 are offering school lessons through online video Zoom conferencing and Office 365 Teams

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, MAP

Results in these examinations

We have the results as below: for the highest score , 4/ 20 reach by the Lang & Literature, 13/20 reach by the Lang Acquistion, 10/20 reach by individ & Societies, 13/20 reach by Sciences, 13/20 reach by Mathematics.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

10 minutes per grade level.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100% of SIS graduates matriculate to university.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

SIS recognizes and celebrates the diversity of the learning strengths and challenges of each of its students. In support of the mission, purpose, and philosophy of the school, as existing space and resources allow, students with additional learning needs will be admitted in accordance with the school's admissions policy. The school accommodates students with additional learning needs within the parameters of its existing resources and program options. Decisions regarding admission and continuation of services for a student will be made on a case-by-case basis within these guiding parameters.

Learning support offered

Each campus has a full-time learning support specialist. The services provided by the learning support specialist include individual and small-group interventions, teacher collaboration and professional development, and parent education.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have Learning Support teachers to support. Our programme features personalized learning with an emphasis on differentiation within the classroom. If a student is advanced in a specific area, our staff will work with the student to provide extension opportunities

Student access to education psychologist

External educational psychologists are available in Shenzhen and SIS can provide a recommendation

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Decisions are based on a careful examination of each student’s ability to achieve success in an atmosphere of high expectations and within the context of an English language-learning environment. In making this assessment, SIS will evaluate each candidate’s English language proficiency and in some cases math skills, demonstrated academic achievement and developmental and social/behavioral history. This will include an interview. Students in grades 6 to 10 will also write an essay.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

SIS uses a rolling admission process. Parents may submit an application in October for the following school year beginning in August.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time

We starts school at 8:00 am.

School finish time

We finish school at 3:00p.m..

Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches


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

Yes. we have difference types of food for the student to choose, they can choose by Vegetarian, Korean food, Chinese food, Weston food and Premium food.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Starting in Kindergarten, SIS offers ASAs. ASAs are an essential part of school life and allow children to explore new activities and perhaps even discover their passion. We offer three cycles of ASAs and sign-ups are through an online platform, Schools Buddy. While most ASAs are offered by our teachers and are free or charged at a nominal fee, we bring in experts from the community to round out our ASA offerings. Those ASAs offered by the community are chargeable, and parents pay for their child to attend.

ASAs usually vary from trimester to trimester. The offerings are as varied as yoga to chess, robotics to gardening. Primary ASAs are from 3:10 to 4:15, while secondary ASAs are from 3:35 to 4:30.

SIS offers two after school bus services, one for those leaving directly after school and the other for ASA participants

Sports activities included

Swimming, Gymnastics, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Touch, Track field, Cross country

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, such as The Association of China and Mongolia International School (ACAMIS), The Pearl River Conference (PRC), The Southern Delta Region Conference (SDRC), The Shenzhen International Schools Athletic Conference (SISAC), etc.

Facilities at the school

Shekou International School has comprehensive facilities for Primary and Secondary students across three campuses.
SIS@Jingshan campus is located in the beautiful Jingshan complex surrounded by park like features. The campus brings opportunities for students to connect with nature by giving access to playgrounds, gardens, pools, outdoor kitchens, and water play areas. These areas support the development of student inquiry and encourage learners to make meaning of the world whilst developing their curiosity to acquire new skills, knowledge and confidence.
SIS@The Bay Campus for primary (G1-G5) is our new purpose-built facility that features a theatre, large gym, science and design labs, a two-story library, canteen and kitchen facilities, climbing wall, and sports fields. The additional spaces at the Bay campus have enabled the development of a new Chinese bilingual programme that adds to our already successful French International Programme.
SIS@Net Valley campus is in the centre of Shekou, with an advanced learning environment and many innovative and agile learning spaces. Classroom laboratories are fully equipped for experimentation, and the music, art and design spaces encourage students to engage creatively in the design process. The library supports student research and offers an excellent environment for individual study and small-group collaboration. Throughout the school, Apple technology is utilised in teaching across disciplines and developing students’ digital skill set.

Sports facilities at the school

Indoor gymnasium, outdoor playgrounds, soccer fields, baseball field, swimming pool, climbing walls, outdoor gardens, etc.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Shekou International School (SIS) is the first private, co- educational, not-for-profit school in Shenzhen. Established in Shekou, Nanshan District in 1988, SIS serves students in Nursery through Grade 12 (ages 2-18) on the Jingshan, the Bay and the Net Valley campuses.
SIS has long been at the forefront of international education for expatriate children in the region. The school currently enrols more than 1100 students representing more than 40 countries. SIS provides a holistic education in a caring community and inspires our students to become principled, innovative contributors in a transforming world.

Teaching approach of the school

Students in SIS are outstanding learners. Graduates are regularly accepted into top universities around the world. With our international student body, students go on to study in countries of their choice including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Italy, South Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, the UK and USA.
As the oldest and most respected international school in Shenzhen, we are proud to serve our community by offering a truly international educational experience that is future-focused. Through classroom and extracurricular experiences, SIS promotes and encourages our students to find their unique passions and interests while excelling in academics. We appreciate the importance of developing well- rounded, creative, ethical problem solvers who understand that they play a crucial role in making the world a better place.

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