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.


“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 




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


Our History

Our History


Our Campus

Our Campus

Faculty & Staff

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

Contact Us

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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Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

Global Citizenship

Global citizenship




  • 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.