Our History

A Message From the Chairman

Dear Students and Parents,

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen. We have students from all around the world; I am sure you will feel right at home here.

Our History

We provide a unique educational experience for children in elementary to high-school by devoting all of our efforts to our strong mission, philosophy, and culture on a daily basis. As you will realize from reading this website, our goal is to provide our diverse student body with exceptional education, instilling in young people a love of learning, the ability to think independently, and the confidence to pursue their dreams and goals. The ISNS student body now represents more than 30 nationalities. To do that for our students, we offer an extraordinary academic and extracurricular program with high standards, we support each of our students as they work to reach the goals we set for them.

It is with great pride that I serve as the Chairman of ISNS. I believe in the education we offer at ISNS, just as I believe in our faculty and our students. As you look through the following pages, envision your child in this environment, where we emphasize the important qualities of integrity, honesty, creativity, imagination, perseverance, respect, and self-discipline. If you want the very best for your child, ISNS is your choice. We will welcome you warmly, and you will be excited by what you see here.


Dr. Francis Pang


Our HistoryOur HistoryFounded in 2002 through the foresight and partnership among the Government of Canada, the Province of New Brunswick, and Dr. Francis Pang, the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen offers its students an internationally recognized Canadian curriculum taught in the IB framework. 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. 

As of August 2016, the International School of Nanshan Shenzhen is an IB World School for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). 

IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programs of international education that share a powerful vision.

In addition to the IB programmes, ISNS offers an English-based, Canadian curriculum from the province of New Brunswick. ISNS graduates receive Canadian (New Brunswick) High School Diplomas, and they are readily accepted to universities worldwide with an ISNS transcript of marks.

As well as being affiliated with the Canadian Province of New Brunswick’s Department of Education, ISNS is affiliated with UNESCO, and with ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools). ISNS is also an examining site for SAT.