Welcome to Shekou International School!
As Shenzhen’s first international school, SIS has been inspiring students for nearly 30 years, providing a challenging and rigorous education in a caring community. Our success has been recognized by Apple Inc. as an Apple Distinguished School
. SIS was also named as School of the Year 2014-15
by the 21st
Century Learning International.
Here are some key features that make SIS unique.
People: Together, our teachers, students and administrators, represent over 40 countries around the world. Our faculty are experienced, committed professionals. Most of them have advanced university degrees and all of them participate in continued professional learning throughout the school year and summer. Many lead seminars and courses throughout Asia and are recognized as leaders in education. They provide a nurturing, student-centered community, providing each child with a personalized education in a diverse, international environment.
Curriculum: As an authorized International Baccalaureate World School, students at SIS have access to the finest teaching and learning that schools can offer. Our standards-based curriculum is developed from the best and most current of national and international curricula. Student-centered, inquiry-based learning is at the heart of how our teachers work with each student from early childhood to graduation. Academic rigour is maintained while fostering hands-on learning and individual exploration, thus allowing our students to take full advantage of the learning opportunities of the 21st Century. SIS students consistently perform above their peers on a variety of international tests and gain entry to leading universities around the world. Complementing the academics, we offer students comprehensive athletics and arts programs.
Facilities: SIS provides modern, technologically-advanced facilities for students within safe, green, beautifully landscaped settings for the Early Childhood and Elementary children. Our middle and high school students attend a recently renovated campus that features flexible, open and dynamic learning spaces that foster collaboration and inspire their learning. On both campuses and in all grade levels, students have full access to the best educational technology available. SIS students also have access to a variety of venues beyond the classroom and our campuses, allowing for sports and service learning activities that contribute to their full physical and social development as they grow and develop.
Tradition: SIS is a non-profit school owned by International Schools Services (ISS), giving us access to a global network of educational support resources. For nearly 30 years, SIS has served the expatriate community of Shenzhen with excellence. It has become known for its rigorous curriculum delivered in a caring and nurturing environment. 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 (ACAMIS), the Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS), other regional athletic conferences, 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. We welcome you to join our SIS community.
Head of School
Mr. Stearns has worked for 27 years in public education in Canada before becoming an international school teacher and administrator in 2001. He has worked with international schools in Europe and Asia for the past 16 years. He and his wife Yvonne are the proud parents of three children and the grandparents of four grandchildren, all living in Canada and the USA.