About Us

Shekou International School (SIS) is the first private, co- educational, not-for-profit school in Shenzhen. Established in Shekou, Nanshan District in 1988, SIS serves students in Nursery through Grade 12 (ages 2-18) on the Jingshan, the Bay and the Net Valley campuses.

SIS has long been at the forefront of international education for expatriate children in the region. The school currently enrols more than 1100 students representing more than 40 countries. SIS provides a holistic education in a caring community and inspires our students to become principled, innovative contributors in a transforming world.

深圳市蛇口外籍人员子女学校(SIS)是深圳第一所成立于 1988 年的私立的非营利性学校,位于深圳市南山蛇口片区。学校共三个校区,分别位于深圳鲸山别墅,太子湾和蛇口网谷。学校提供国际课程项目,法语国际项目和中英双语项目三种特色课程接纳从幼儿园到 12 年级(2-18 岁)的学生。

SIS ⻓期以来一直处于该地区外籍儿童国际教育的前沿。该校目前有来自40多个国家的1100多名学生。SIS作为一个友爱社区为学生们提供全人教育,并激励我们的学生在不断变化的世界里,成为有原则和有创新精神的贡献者。

We are a school, proud of our history and focused on the future where strong relationships are the foundation of all that we achieve.

Harish Kanabar,
Head of School

Welcome to Shekou International School!

We are a community where inspiration and care lead to great learning.

Since we began in 1988, we have provided expatriate students in Shenzhen with the highest standard of education. We are proud to be a not-for-profit school owned by International Schools Services, the leading provider of services to international schools for 60 years. We build on this strong tradition of proven excellence to provide an education that helps students be as successful as possible. 

Our staff come from more than a dozen nations around the world and are experienced, committed and highly qualified. They know how to bring learning alive for students with challenging, personalized experiences.

Our curriculum is from the best and most current of national and international sources, 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. We are an authorized International Baccalaureate World School and we offer students a comprehensive and inspiring experience. Our students consistently perform above their peers on a variety of international tests and access great schools and universities when they are ready to leave Shenzhen.

The modern, technologically advanced facilities are safe, green, and beautifully landscaped. Our students have access to first class venues beyond the classroom, allowing for their full physical and social development as they grow. Our technology initiatives gives all students access to outstanding programs in all grades. 

We are proud to have over 30 years of educational excellence for the expatriate community of Shenzhen. We are leaders in international education in the region and are fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  Our students benefit from our long-time affiliation with the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).

We are proud of our school, and we are working hard to make it even better in partnership with our families. We welcome you to learn more about us and be active in the SIS community.


Harish Kanabar

Head of School

Welcome from Head of School

35 Years at SIS