SIS is located in the Shekou District of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, in the People’s Republic of China. Shenzhen is home to more than 14 million people. This dynamic and still growing city is the China base for many multinational companies.

Nestled in the southwestern corner of Shenzhen lies Shekou, home to Shekou International School. Shekou, which means “Snake’s Mouth” (a reference to the delta of the Pearl River), is a vibrant expatriate community and is known for being the hub of expatriate life in Shenzhen. Shekou is located on the South China Sea and is just a short ferry ride from Hong Kong.

The school was established in January 1988 by a joint venture group of oil companies. Soon after the founding of the school, the sponsoring companies contracted International Schools Services (ISS) to operate the school. The school and the city grew dramatically beyond this original scope in the following years, and in 2004-5 the founders signed SIS over to full ISS governance. (ISS is a non-profit, educational organization located in Princeton, New Jersey.)

SIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 1992, as well as by the Chinese accreditation board, NCCT. In 2010, SIS was authorized as an International Baccalaureate World School to deliver the IB Diploma Program.

The school is one of only two in the Greater China region to be designated an Apple Distinguished School for its internationally recognized program of learning innovation. The school is a also member of the East Asian Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS), the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) and a member of All-China and Mongolia International School (ACAMIS) organization.

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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.

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