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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 18
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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 23 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元121,400
to: 元218,500
Address: Shen Wai International School 29, Baishi 3rd Road Nanshan Shenzhen China 518053
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

The top 6 countries and regions are Hong Kong, Canada, Guinea-Bissau, USA, Australia, and India.

Native English speaking teachers

Teachers are recruited from around the world. The top 6 countries are US, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, Spanish

Max. number of students per class

Primary Division-23;
Secondary Division-24

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

In the Early Years classes, children have access to shared iPads and desktop computers, under the support and guidance of teachers and ICT Integration Coaches. This extends into a 1-1 programme in Grade 3 and Grade 4, with students using Lenovo devices to supplement teacher instruction. In Year 5, all children are issued MacBook Air laptops.

Beginning in the MYP from Grade 6, SWIS has successfully implemented a BYOD policy with all children using Apple Devices. BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It is the idea that students bring their own technical device to school. This popular concept started in the workplace, but is now used in schools around the world.

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, school has developed a mature online and hybrid teaching and learning ways using virtual technologies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Students applying to SWIS will be evaluated for their English-speaking, reading, and writing ability.
In addition, an English Mathematics test is required for Grade 2 and above applicants.

Waiting list


Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

Yes. To expand student's experiences and learning beyond our classrooms SWIS offers an After School Activity (ASA) program that is designed to promote our school values of integrity, Creativity, Empathy, Well Being and Sevices. As an IB school we also utilize our ASA programs to promote all of the charactierstics of the learner profile. The activities are designed to complement the school academic program with extracurricular activities that provide students with opportinities to participate in the Arts, Athletics, Academic Teams and Service Groups. Age approprate programs are available for students from Kindergarten to our DP2 classes.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


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


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Readers theatre, becoming geography, detective games, parkour, mini golf, ceramics, football, drone club, floor hockey, outdoor play, yoga, chess, basketball, colour graffiti, reading, board games, comics, STEM, cartoon drawing, boxing fitness, gardening, Lego powered machines

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, baskerball team, volleyball team, swimming team, tennis team, rugby team, football team and etc.

Facilities at the school

Art Gallery, Library, 3 Science Labs, Drama Box, Basketball court, Field, Indoor Swimming Pool, Theater, DP center.

Sports facilities at the school

Young students have easy access to an outdoor soft surface play space, complete with a climbing frame and a sand pit as well as their sand and water trays. They also have a dedicated area where they can safely enjoy riding their tricycles, bicycles and scooters.

Students at SWIS make good use of a 200 meter, 6 lane running track as well as a 100 meter sprint track and a separate long jump area. Two all weather football pitches, which cover an area of 3,500 square meters, are used throughout the school day.

Multi purpose Gymnasium with its sprung wooden floor is equipped with retractable basketball nets and a full badminton court. Covering 1,500 square meters, the Gymnasium is a busy facility and is in constant use by students, staff and the wider SWIS community. Above the Gymnasium are a table tennis room and a fitness room.

SWIS is very fortunate to have a wonderful 25 x 25 meter indoor heated swimming pool and a training pool for our youngest students. The pool has 8 lanes with diving blocks and individual changing rooms with showers, hairdryers and lockers available. SWIS also has an outdoor multi purpose area with two full sized Basketball courts which are often in use for friendly Basketball matches with other schools in the area.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Shen Wai International School is an IB Continuum and CIS/WASC accredited school.
It serves children of the expatriate community who work in Shenzhen and children who are residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.

Teaching approach of the school

SWIS aims to provide distinctive high quality education to students by employing talented expat teachers and introducing the International Baccalaureate curriculum, teaching models and management patterns.

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