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TOGETHER,WE’RE STRONG

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TOGETHER,WE’RE STRONG

A world of possibilities awaits you! At the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen (ISNS), students beginning in Early Years through Grade 12 are challenged to see things differently, think broadly and openly to become successful global citizens.

Every child is different and we understand that personalized learning is essential for your child/children's success. Our caring community is dedicated to fostering a supportive environment where students feel confident to challenge themselves, and take responsibility for their education. We are ready to meet your child’s needs every step of the way and ensure they build the essential lifelong skills needed to thrive globally at university and beyond.


Ms. Sherry Zeng

Head of Admissions and Marketing


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'I will miss the people most at ISNS; from the teachers to my friends. They are strong supporters of me from the first year and they are the people who witnessed my growth throughout the year at ISNS. I am proud to be a phoenix.'

- Lauren, ISNS Alumni (2022), The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto

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Tuition & Fees

PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL TUITION & FEES (English+中文)

PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOL TUITION & FEES (English+中文)



Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

ISNS Bank Account Information

深圳市南山外籍人员子女学校银行账户资料


Account Name (账户名):深圳市南山外籍人员子女学校 


Account No(银行账号):769 257 940 989


Bank Name(开户行): Bank of China Shenzhen Branch Yuncheng Sub-Branch (中国银行深圳云城支行)


Bank Address(开户银行地址): First Floor, Wanke Yuncheng Phase III, The intersection of Dashiyi Road and Shigu Road,


Nanshan District, Shenzhen (深圳市南山区打石一路与石鼓路交叉口万科云城三期一楼 )


School Address(学校地址): 11 Longyuan Road, Taoyuan Sub-District, Nanshan District , Shenzhen , P.R.China(中国深圳南山区桃源街道龙苑路 11 号)


Zip Code(邮政编码): 518055


Telephone No.(财务室电话): (86-755)86716656 


VAT Reg.No.(纳税识别号): 5244030055717434XJ


Finance E-mail(财务邮箱): finance.dept@isnsz.com


Note: If you have siblings, please transfer each child's tuition separately.For bank transfers kindly provide student number and the students’ full name in English ( you can check these on student card or parent card) in the notes for the bank .


(备注:如有兄弟姐妹,请将每个孩子的学费分开单独转账。转账学费时,请务必备注学生学号和英文全名(可查看 学生卡、家长卡)。 


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SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

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Scholarships &  Bursaries

Application Procedures

APPLICATION PROCEDURES & POLICY

APPLICATION PROCEDURES & POLICY

The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen accepts applications from new students throughout the year. ISNS admits students on the basis of “rolling admissions”, taking completed applications in the order in which they arrive until no space remains in a given class. Please note that applications after April 1 will ordinarily be considered as applicants for the next school year in August, not for the current school year. 


As an international school, ISNS accepts applications from all nationalities outside of mainland China, in accordance with Chinese law, for K3 to Grade 12.


The Admissions process is composed of four steps:  application, student assessment, interview and acceptance. Prior to being considered for admission to ISNS, students must file a complete application package and submit all documentation as required.


Step 1: Schedule a School Tour

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Step 2: Gather the Necessary Documents & Information

Completing the online application form is only possible when you have prepared electronic copies of the following documents. The specific format for each is specified below, and must be uploaded as attachments when applying. 


If you are unsure of which the year level you should select for your child when you apply, consult our age/year level equivalents, which show how the ISNS grade levels correspond to differing ages and national curricula.


  • Copy of Student's Birth Certificate

  • Copy of Student's Foreign Passport or Copy of Student's Foreign or Hong Kong/Macau/Taiwan passports with Chinese Visa and the immigration record 

  • Copy of Parents/Guardians` Passports

  • 1 recent, passport-sized, color photo

  • Up-to-date Health and Vaccination Records

  • Copy of Student's Medical and Accident Insurance Policy

  • School Transcripts/ Report Cards for the last 3 years (in English) for Students applying to G1 to G12


Step 3: Complete the Online Application Form

All applications to ISNS must be submitted through our online application form. We do not accept paper applications. Please check that you have prepared all of the necessary documents from Step 1 before beginning the process.


Admissions files cannot be processed, nor students placed on waiting lists, until all of the required materials have been provided to the Admissions Office.


Step 4: Pay the Application Fee

There is a non-refundable application fee of RMB 2,500.  Payment can be made by bank transfer, debit card, or cash  at the time of assessment and/or screening.  For families outside of Shenzhen, payment can be made through Bank Transfer.   


Step 5: Application Review by Admissions Team

Our admissions committee will review the application in accordance with the school’s admissions criteria. The length of this process varies depending on the time of year at which you apply, and factors taken into account about each applicant include:


  • Age

  • Class size/space availability

  • English language proficiency

  • Previous school records and recommendation(s)

  • Siblings currently at ISNS and alumni siblings

  • Alumni Parents and Students 

  • IB programme experience

  • Nationality/ethnicity

  • Admissions test/academic ability

  • Extra-curricular/community involvement


After making a candidate’s records and application, the admissions committee may then grant approval for an admissions screening and/or assessment. The school reserves the right to not accept an application if the student is unlikely to be accepted to ISNS. In other cases children may be invited for an interview and assessment in order to help to determine their educational abilities and possible needs such as English as an Additional Language (EAL) assistance or other specialized support.


Step 6: Admissions Assessment or Screening

After completing the above steps, candidates may be invited to sit for an admissions screening and/or assessment.  Assessments may be done in person or online. All candidates must pay the application fee of 2,500 RMB, which is non-refundable, regardless of entry to the school.


After reviewing the assessment results and school records, the academic team will make a final decision as to whether or not the child may be enrolled at ISNS. Please note that the admissions assessment material is private and is considered to be the property of the school; parents will not be entitled to the original or a copy. 


Step 7: Enrolment

Families will be notified as soon as possible of the admissions decisions. After this notification and the submission of all documents requested by the school, the actual enrolment will take place. Once a place has been offered, the family has a limited period, specified by the school, in which to accept it. At the time of acceptance to the school, certain fees are payable. This will be explained in further detail by the admissions staff.


Admission to the school does not guarantee student enrollment beyond the initial year, which will be dependent on the maintenance of satisfactory levels of progress and behaviour, as well as space availability. Class placement is determined by ISNS in order to guarantee a balance of several factors, and individual requests unfortunately cannot be accommodated.


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Cafeteria

ISNS offers a lunch program each day at ISNS.  Our lunches are healthy and nutritious.  Sodexo is the school's catering company and provides all food services on campus.  In order to purchase lunch, students are required to top-up their 'smart' ID cards with funds at the Aspretto Café or through the online bank transfer system.  Please contact the Admissions Office for more details.  Lunches cost approximately 39 CNY per meal.  Students are also welcome to bring their lunch from home each morning.


Cafeteria


Primary School

Early Years students have lunches provided for them in their classrooms from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM.  Early Years student lunches are included in their tuition and no top-up of the student card is needed.


Primary Years students eat in their designated cafeteria with a set menu each day.  Students who bring their own lunches also eat in the PYP cafeteria. 


Secondary School

Middle Years and Diploma students eat in their designated cafeteria with a choice of three options each day.  Students who bring their own lunches also eat in the MYP/DP cafeteria or atrium.


Additional Information

  • Students who bring their own lunches must bring them in the morning and are not permitted to use the school microwaves.  

  • Parents may not deliver lunches during the school day.

  • Students with special dietary needs may contact the School Administration.

  • Students may not order food from off campus.

  • Only students in Grades 6-12 may purchase items from the Aspretto Café (No coffee will be sold to students.)

  • All food consumed must be eaten in the designated cafeteria or the courtyard.

  • Students are expected to clean up after themselves at meal or snack times.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S)

About School Philosophies

How Was ISNS Established?

ISNS was founded in 2002 through the foresight and partnership among the Government of Canada, the Province of New Brunswick, and Canada AKD International Education Inc. We are the first school in Shenzhen to offer a Full-Continuum IB Program. ISNS currently has nearly 800 students. It is one of the best schools among international schools purely for foreign students in Shenzhen.

What Accreditations Does ISNS Have?

The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen is also an IB World School offering Primary Years Programme (PYP) / Middle Years Programme (MYP) / Diploma Programme (DP). ISNS is accredited by the New Brunswick Department of Education in Canada, offering to its students an internationally recognized Canadian diploma. ISNS is also accredited as a Candidate School by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). As well as being accredited, ISNS is also affiliated with the ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools) and EARCOS (The East Asia Council of Schools) organizations. Additionally, ISNS is an examining site for SAT and Cambridge English Suite.

What is The School Philosophy of ISNS?

ISNS is the caring and innovative, IB Continuum school for internationally-minded families. Through our holistic approach to learning, we use a balance of warmth and rigor as we cultivate our students’ curiosity, critical thinking, and confidence. Our students succeed and thrive in top universities and become well-rounded global citizens. This is concisely embodied into our seven brand attributes: • Progressive IB Continuum • Hands-on Holistic Learning • Caring Attention • Balance of warmth and rigor • Dedicated faculty and staff • Cultivating Confidence • Well-Rounded Global Citizens

About Faculty and Teaching

Do All Students Get Re-enrolled Automatically to The Following Grade?

Students can proceed directly to the next grade level in the following school year after passing their overall assessments.

How Does ISNS Cultivate Students' Learning Ability?

The inquiry approach to teaching and learning at ISNS stimulates students' participation and curiosity. Students learn in a cooperative manner. They build valuable skills as they play various roles in groups, resolve conflicts, and actively listen to the views of others. Teaching at ISNS focuses on cultivating skills and gives students the power to lead their own learning. Teachers differentiate instruction for students in accordance with their aptitude and to meet the individual needs of students. The goal of the ISNS academic program is to cultivate global citizens who are caring and contribute to the world.

What Are The Advantages of Choosing The IB Programme?

The IB Programme is not based on the teaching and learning framework of any one country in the world but is a system of its own. It is based on solid educational research and utilizes the strengths of many contemporary mainstream education practices found in developed countries. The IB framework is compatible with mainstream education curricular systems in countries around the world, but also has its own uniqueness in that it goes further by developing life skills in addition to academic skills. It has been verified, according to who? that the International Baccalaureate is superior to other frameworks and curricular systems in preparing students for university and life beyond.

How is The School Curriculum Designed?

ISNS utilizes the internationally recognized IB Programmes and Canadian curriculum standards. Graduates can get an International Baccalaureate Diploma and a Canadian High School Diploma. ISNS is a Full-Continuum IB School offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). Within the framework of the IB Programmes, the school offers language acquisition and literature, hummanities, mathematics, sciences, arts, and other subjects that are delivered as is appropriate to the different ages of the students. The Mandarin program includes the syllabus requirements of the Chinese national curriculum delivered through four Mandarin lessons per week.

How is The Performance of ISNS’s Graduates?

The class of 2021 achieved a 100% pass rate and an amazing average of 39.38, well above the global average of 33.02. The class of 2021 achieved a top score of 44 out of a maximum 45 possible points. Three of our graduates scored an incredible 43 or higher. ISNS students beat the world average in 27 out of 29 subjects. We also had four students receive an A for their Extended Essay, along with four students receiving an A for their Theory of Knowledge (TOK) subject. Our graduates have been accepted to top universities around the world. Over the years, Canada has been a popular destination for our graduates, followed by the United States, the UK and Hong Kong. Some of the university acceptances include top design institutes such as Rhode Island School of Design and Parsons School of Design. ISNS student have also been accepted to G5 universities such as University College London and The London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK.

What Does The Faculty Look Like at ISNS?

The school has more than 200 faculty and staff. The foreign teachers are mainly from Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The school aims to have a diverse faculty from around the world. The teacher-student ratio is approximately 1:7. The teaching team all have a bachelor's degree or above as well as teaching certificates in their fields and have undergone IB training. More than 58% of them have a master's degree. Mr. David Swanson is the Head of School at ISNS, overseeing all academic programs. Mr. Swanson is originally from the United States and has worked in the education industry for more than 20 years, eleven of which have been as a school leader or administrator. He has a bachelor's degree in chemistry, a master's degree in theology, a master's degree in curriculum and teaching, and a postgraduate certificate in international school leadership. He also is a certified science teacher and principal. Before ISNS, David has worked in international schools in Egypt, Thailand, South Korea, Jordan, and Vietnam.

About School Environment

Does ISNS Provide Bus Service?

Yes, ISNS provides an optional bus service to major locations in Nanshan, Futian, Bao'an and Luohu. We currently offer thirteen school bus routes. You may visit our website for more Bus Route information.

Do You Provide Student Boarding?

ISNS does not provide accommodation for student on campus.

What Are The School Facilities Offered to Students at ISNS?

ISNS consists of a main teaching building, a separate kindergarten building and faculty residence building. Our school campus has an auditorium that can accommodate 300 people, a VR lab, Design workshops, multiple science laboratories, indoor and outdoor sports fields, and two independent libraries, as well as theater, performance and chorus rehearsal rooms, visual art classrooms, a photography darkroom, and an art gallery for showing students’ works. All classrooms have wireless internet connection and are equipped with interactive technology resources. ISNS strives to ensure that our students have cutting-edge technologies to support learning on campus. Students in K3 to Grade 3 have iPads for use in the classroom. Students in Grades 4 and 5 have one-to-one access to Macbooks in the classroom. Each student in Grade 6 and 7 will be proved with an Apple laptop to use during school and at home.

What is The Geographic Location of ISNS?

ISNS moved to its new campus on the south side of Tanglang Mountain in 2016. Our address is 11, Longyuan Road, Taoyuan Sub- District, Nanshan District, Shenzhen. Its land was allocated by the government but the buildings were constructed by ISNS. It covers an area of 15,000 square meters and has a very advantageous geographical location. It is currently the only international school purely for foreign students in the Xili area.

About Admissions

What is The Tuition Fee of ISNS?

For new students for the 2022-2023 academic year: Application fee (non-refundable): RMB 2500 Registration fee: RMB 50,000 • K3-K5: RMB 209,000 per year • G1-G5: RMB 219,000 per year • G6-G10: RMB 239,000 per year • G11-G12: RMB 249,000 per year We offer an early bird discount and sibling discount for our new students. For terms and conditions, please contact the ISNS Admissions team.

What Are The Admission Criteria of ISNS? Can I Apply Again if I am Not Admitted?

ISNS has different qualifications and key skillset requirements for different grades. If you were not successfully with your application, you can re-apply after six months.

What is Included in The ISNS Enrolment Assessment?

Early Years K3-G1: face-to-face interview and group screening. Primary Years G2-G5: math test, reading test, writing sample. Middle and High School Years: math test, reading test, language application test, writing sample.

How Many Spots Does ISNS Offer in The 2022-2023 Academic Year?

Enrollment slots are limited for some grade levels. You will need to contact Admissions Office for more information. Enrollment is available throughout the year but students who enter at the start of the academic year will find the transition to be a smoother one.

What is The Number of Students in Each Class of ISNS?

There are no more than 18 student in K3, K4 and K5 classes (for three to five year olds). The limit is 20 students in Grade 1 classes and 24 students in each class from Grade 2 into the upper grades.

What Grade Levels Are Offered at ISNS and How is The School System Set?

Enrollment is offered to students from three years old through high school.

What Are The Identification Requirements for ISNS Students?

Applicants need to hold foreign passports or an ID from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan.

How Does ISNS Enroll Students?

An online application submitted via OpenApply accessible through the school website must be received before the enrollment process starts. ISNS requires the applicant to provide academic transcripts, recommendation letters,foreign or Hong Kong/Macao/Taiwan identity-related documentation. The Admissions team will contact the applicant’s parents once the application is received and approved. We require interviews for all grade levels of applicants and assessments from Grade 2 and above.

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If Parents Want to Get to Know The School, How to Consult, Visit the Campus, and Apply?

Parents can visit and learn about the school through the school’s open day events. We will release the dates and information regarding upcoming open days through our WeChat account and the official website of ISNS (www.isnsz.com). Parents can also make an appointment for a one-on-one visit to campus. You are welcome to call the ISNS Admissions Office at (0755) 2666 1000.

Can Students Bring Electronic Devices?

Different grades have different requirements. The school will equip students with electronic devices for learning in the classroom in K3 through Grade 7. Students in Grade 8 and above are required to bring their own Apple MacBook for use in the classroom. All devices are to be used for the purpose of learning only. The use of electronic equipment will be controlled and monitored. ISNS works to help students develop self-management skills while using their devices.

How is The School's Catering Arranged?

ISNS offers a lunch program each day at ISNS. Our lunches are healthy and nutritious. Sodexo is the school's catering company and provides all food services on campus. In order to purchase lunch, students are required to top-up their 'smart' ID cards with funds at the Aspretto Café or through the online bank transfer system. Please contact the Admissions Office for more details. Lunches cost approximately 39 CNY per meal. Students are also welcome to bring their lunch from home each morning.

Does ISNS Offer Scholarships? What Are The Application Requirements? How to Apply?

The school has set up a scholarship system, which is divided into two categories. The first category is for current students. Students can apply for regular scholarships and full-ride scholarships according to the requirements of different grades. The second category is for newly applying students, who can apply for full scholarships with their admissions application. Prospective students entering Grade 9 or above can apply for these full-ride scholarships. The detailed application information and application materials to be submitted for scholarships will be announced at the end of the first semester of each academic year. Please pay attention to ISNS WeChat official accounts and the school official website for more information.

What Extra-curricular Activities Does ISNS Offer?

ISNS offers more than 50 after-school activities every semester. The after-school activities program covers various hobbies, social services, financial and business courses, English debate, science, programming, drones, chorus, band, Chinese ensemble, art club, yearbook club, football, volleyball, rugby, basketball, yoga for children, etc.

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Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

ISNS Bank Account Information

深圳市南山外籍人员子女学校银行账户资料


Account Name (账户名):深圳市南山外籍人员子女学校 


Account No(银行账号):769 257 940 989


Bank Name(开户行): Bank of China Shenzhen Branch Yuncheng Sub-Branch (中国银行深圳云城支行)


Bank Address(开户银行地址): First Floor, Wanke Yuncheng Phase III, The intersection of Dashiyi Road and Shigu Road,


Nanshan District, Shenzhen (深圳市南山区打石一路与石鼓路交叉口万科云城三期一楼 )


School Address(学校地址): 11 Longyuan Road, Taoyuan Sub-District, Nanshan District , Shenzhen , P.R.China(中国深圳南山区桃源街道龙苑路 11 号)


Zip Code(邮政编码): 518055


Telephone No.(财务室电话): (86-755)86716656 


VAT Reg.No.(纳税识别号): 5244030055717434XJ


Finance E-mail(财务邮箱): finance.dept@isnsz.com


Note: If you have siblings, please transfer each child's tuition separately.For bank transfers kindly provide student number and the students’ full name in English ( you can check these on student card or parent card) in the notes for the bank .


(备注:如有兄弟姐妹,请将每个孩子的学费分开单独转账。转账学费时,请务必备注学生学号和英文全名(可查看 学生卡、家长卡)。 


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