About SIS

Head of school's Welcome

Welcome to Shekou International School!


Since 1988, SIS has provided expatriate students in Shenzhen with the highest standard of educational experiences. Here are some of the key features of our school that make us the leading school for expatriates in Shenzhen.

People. Our teachers and administrators are experienced, committed professionals. A large proportion of them have advanced degrees. They are caring, nurturing individuals who know how to bring learning alive for students. Our staff and students come from more than 40 nations around the world.

Curriculum. Students at SIS have access to the finest learning schools can offer. Our standards-based curriculum is developed from the best and most current of national and international curricula, making it relevant and challenging for our students. Student-centered approaches are at the heart of how our teachers work with each student from early childhood to graduation. Our teachers are constantly receiving training in the most successful methods to support students and deliver a high standard of instruction. The quality of innovative learning at SIS has been recognized by Apple, Inc. in our designation as an “Apple Distinguished School” and we have been named regional “School of the Year” by 21st Century International. We are a fully authorized International Baccalaureate World School and we offer students a comprehensive experience including excellent athletic and arts programs. Our students consistently perform above their peers on a variety of international tests.

Facilities. SIS provides modern, technologically advanced facilities for students within safe, green, beautifully landscaped settings. Our teachers maintain academic rigor while fostering hands-on learning and individual exploration, thus allowing our students to take full advantage of the learning opportunities of the 21st Century. Our students have access to a variety of activity venues beyond the classroom, allowing for their full physical and social development as they grow. Our technology initiatives give all students full access to the best educational technology in all grades.

Tradition. For more than 25 years, SIS has served the expatriate community of Shenzhen with excellence and is known for its friendly and supportive atmosphere. We have recently been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School by Apple, Inc., and as “School of the Year” by 21st Century Learning International. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development (NCCT) of China. Our students benefit from association and competition with fellow international students through our long-time affiliation with the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools, the Association for Music in International Schools, other regional athletic conferences, and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools.

SIS is a non-profit school owned by International Schools Services, giving us access to a global network of educational support resources.

We are proud of our school and we are working hard to make it even better. We welcome you to learn more about us and join the SIS community for a world class educational experience.


Dale S. Cox, Ed.D.
Head of School

Dr. Dale Cox received his doctorate in educational leadership from Lehigh University, his M.Ed. in educational administration from Arizona State University, and his B.A. in history from Brigham Young University. He worked for 25 years in public education in the United States before becoming an international school administrator in Beijing in 2006. Having lived in Asia in his youth, he is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. He and his wife Rhoda are the parents of six children and the proud grandparents of eleven grandchildren.


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Shekou International School

Early Childhood and Elementary School Mountainside Campus

Jing Shan Villas, Nanhai Blvd
Shekou, Nanshan,
Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067 PRC
Phone: 86-755-2669-3669
Fax: 86-755-2667-4099

Middle School and High School Bayside Campus

A-101, Coastal Rose Phase 2, Wanghai Road,
Shekou, Nanshan,
Shenzhen, Guangdong PRC, 518067


International Schools Services

15 Roszel Road, PO Box 5910
Princeton, NJ 08543
Phone: 01-609-452-0990
Fax: 01-609-452-2690

About SIS

Welcome to Shekou International School (SIS). Established in 1988, SIS is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.


Shekou International School presently has over 800 students representing more than 40 different countries including the US, Canada, South Korea, Hong Kong, France and Germany.

Learning @ SIS

At SIS learning is the focus. See how students are challenged from an early age in a contemporary and academically rigorous environment.

Life @ SIS

SIS provides students with a wide range of creative, scholastic and athletic experiences to engage in.

Working @ SIS

Are you a passionate educator looking to join a contemporary learning community? We'd love to hear from you.


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