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CityShenzhen
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 6 to 14
Yearly fees: Not public

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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 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: No.30 Xiangtang Rd, Bantian Street, Longgang, Shenzhen, China
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Number of students

350

Number of nationalities represented in the school

7

Most common nationality

Chinese

Ratio of local students to international students

10:1

Native English speaking teachers

Our teachers are native English and native Chinese speakers. We do have other nationalities who speak English fluently.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese (mostly first language, but we also offer some Chinese as an additional language)

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

No, but we have a fully qualified Chinese teacher in each Primary Homeroom (ie 2 teachers in each room) plus additional staff for Math and also for Tech Integration.

Use of technology in the classroom

We use Apple iPads in primary, Macbooks in Secondary. Smartboards in every classroom. We also have an additional computer lab (iMacs), design studios, TV Studios and much more.

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 fully functional in online learning in both Primary and Secondary.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

External examinations or assessments available

IB MYP and IB DP

Results in these examinations

NA at this point. We are PYP Authorized, MYP Authorized, and a DP Candidate School. Our first MYP Cohort will be May 2024.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

Progressive amounts.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

NA at this point. Our school only goes to Grade 8 currently. We will add additional year levels in the next few years.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have two full-time counsellors on staff, plus a medical doctor.

Learning support offered

We do not have SEN support at this time. We provide social and emotional support to our students presently.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through extension work.

Student access to education psychologist

Outsourced, yes.

Entry evaluation for students

Entrance Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

We conduct NWEA Map assessments and review previous school documentation. Plus interviews.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Ongoing, but typically we admit students twice per year (August and February)

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, at the start of Semester 2 typically. Willing to consider other cases for some candidates.

School start time

8:00am

School finish time

Approximately 3:20pm

Supervised care before/after school

After school we provide activities 5 days a week.

School bus service available

It will in the future, for August 2022.

School provided lunches

Yes.

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

Yes. We offer a vegetarian option.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Art, music, sports, We offer a comprehensive After School Activities programme.

Sports activities included

The full range of sports are included. Included swimming.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, this is planned for August 2022.

Facilities at the school

Science and Innovation Centre which includes 20 laboratories, theatre, library, design, black box for theatre, fencing room, martial arts studio, golf simulation room, four gymnasiums, sports field, weight room, and much much more.

Sports facilities at the school

SGA has a full range of sports facilities, including an outdoor football field, four indoor gymnasiums and a constant swimming pool. There is also a gymnasium, table tennis room, fencing training hall, martial arts training room, indoor golf training room, squash court, rock climbing hall and other venues.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Shenzhen Foreign Languages GBA Academy is committed to the rigour and the rounded values of the International Baccalaureate programme, developing students who have a clear sense of moral purpose.
SGA is nurturing leaders in technology who are global networkers, with a strong grounding in Chinese culture.

Teaching approach of the school

We follow an IB pedagogical approach to teaching and learning.

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