TOGETHER,WE RISE

20 Years Strong

The First IB Continuum World School and the only Canadian school in Shenzhen, the International School of Shenzhen (ISNS) continues to make history.


Founded in 2002, through the foresight and partnership among the Government of Canada, the Province of New Brunswick, and Dr. Francis Pang, ISNS offers students a rigorous, internationally recognized learning experience, an opportunity to meet students from around the world and the pathway to thrive at globally prestigious universities.


Head of school address
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Head of school address

“The goal is to foster a diverse student body through exceptional education, instilling in young people a love and joy of learning, an ability to think independently, and the confidence to take risks in pursuing their dreams and goals.” 

- Dr Francis Pang, Chairman 


WHY ISNS

WHY ISNS

HOW DOES ISNS EDUCATE STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL

Setting the stage for internationally recognized education, ISNS continues to impress with not only student performance but also with their caring environment; providing students a safe and supportive space to take agency of their own learning and reach their full potential..

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

MISSION & VISION

Our History

Our History

OUR HISTORY

Our Campus

Our Campus

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Faculty & Staff
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ISNS Academic Administration

Head of School:  David Swanson


Director of Program Development:  Addie Loy


Upper Primary Principal:  Ashley Simpson


Lower Primary Principal:  Thomas Tucker


MYP Principal:  Chris Irvin


DP Principal:  Brian Kelley


IB Coordinators 

Lower PYP Coordinator:  Blessy Monica


Upper PYP Coordinator:  Jennifer Nicklas


MYP Coordinator:  Ernie Boyd


DP Coordinator:  Sean Carroll


Department Heads

Mandarin:  Joyce Zhao


Language Acquisition:  Erik Blees  


English Language and Literature:  Mariek Kocay


World Languages:  Martine Lusignan


Science:  Emma Carroll


Math:  Josh Webb


Individuals and Societies:  Chelsea Donaldson


Visual Arts and Design:  Gloria Carnevale  


PYP Visual Arts Liaison:  Michelle Thacker


Performing Arts:  Miranda Godkin


PYP Performing Arts Liaison:  Liezl Boyd


Athletics Director and Physical Education:  Nate Talamahina


PYP PE Liaison:  Josh Lanshe


Counselling:  Kandace Law


Student Support:  Reed Rhodes


Grade Level Team Leads

K3:  Kot Seen


K4:  Kyoung Eun Kim


K5:  Ama Irvin


Grade 1:  Colleen Rowe


Grade 2:  Annie Laderoute


Grade 3:  Lauren Dorsey


Grade 4:  Louis Griffin


Grade 5:  Shaun Dorsey


Grade 6:  Mikel Murrillo


Grade 7:  James Baglole


Grade 8:  Andrew Robinson


Grade 9-10:  David St. Germain


Our team

Our team

Our team

Our team

Our team


Strategic Plan

ISNS Strategic Plan at a Glance:


Strategic Plan

Link to full version of the Strategic Plan

Contact Us
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Contact Us

Contact us 11 Longyuan Road, Taoyuan Sub-District, 

Nanshan District, Shenzhen, P.R.China, 518055

Contact us 中国深圳南山区桃源街道龙苑路11号

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WHY ISNS

WHY ISNS

WHY ISNS


  • ISNS provides a caring environment in which students feel safe, happy and can thrive in their learning.

  • ISNS offers a variety of extracurricular activities and athletics.  Students have opportunities to perform and compete around China. 

  • ISNS has a modern, purpose-built campus to support learning from nursery through graduation. 

  • ISNS teachers are passionate, well-qualified and certified to teach in their field. 

  • ISNS and the IB build important life skills in students that will prepare them to thrive in university and future life. 

  • ISNS DP scores are always well above the global average. 

  • The IB is proven to prepare students for university and life better than other academic approaches. 

  • ISNS students are accepted at top universities around the world each year.