Welcome to the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen.  ISNS is a world-class center of education that provides an outstanding  academic programme for internationally-minded students.

ISNS is fully authorized and offers the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme at all age levels - this includes the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP) and the Diploma Programme (DP).   The IB Programme is renowned for its intentional design and high academic standards as well as its commitment to developing individuals who will become positive, contributing members of the global community.  ISNS embodies the philosophies and practices of the IB Programme and works to foster student growth in all areas so that our students may become happy, well-adjusted individuals.  With the preparation they receive in the IB programme, we know that ISNS students are then ready to become the next architects of the emerging world.

In addition to providing a high quality academic programme, the ISNS campus is purpose-designed to support students and their learning.  It offers space for numerous activities and undertakings including an exciting adventure playground, expansive playing field, running track, air conditioned gymnasium, auditorium, libraries, a courtyard and spacious, comfortable classrooms.

At ISNS children are given the opportunity to become great masters in whatever field they choose.  We aim to develop leaders in addition to learners.  Students are challenged to think deeply, be creative and explore with minds open.  We strive to engage students with innovative technology as a vehicle for learning and ensure that our students are well prepared for a future that will be deeply immersed in technology.  We explore new ideas and approaches to learning to meet the needs of all children and the demands of our ever changing global environment.  

The ISNS faculty is internationally certified, trained and highly experienced in the field of education.  In addition to their credentials, ISNS staff have been chosen to serve at our school because of their caring approach and dedication to students.  Our classrooms are nurturing environments in which children can thrive.  It is our goal to build a love for learning in every child who attends ISNS so that they may go on learning for a lifetime.

We look forward to meeting you at ISNS.


Mr. David Swanson

Head of School