Shekou International School

Shekou International School (Chinese: 蛇口国际学校) is a private, not-for-profit international school, located in the Jing Shan Villas [note 1] development in Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.[1] It serves students in Nursery through to Grade 12 across three campuses. There is mountainside, Parkside, and Bayside.

Shekou International School/ SIS
Shekou International School
Location
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Information
TypePrivate Non profit; governed by International Schools Services, Princeton, New Jersey
Established1988
DirectorRobert Stearns
PrincipalMiddle And High School Principal - Mike Livingston, Elementary Principal - Harish Kanabar, Elementary Assistant Principal - Matthew Johnson, ECLC Principal - Kasey Burns, Director of Curriculum - Carlene Hamley, Director of Learning Innovation - Rob Cormack.
Faculty105
Years offeredNursery to grade 12
Enrollmentnearly 900
Average class size1:15
CampusesBayside, Mountainside, Parkside
Color(s)Black, red and white
Athleticsmember of the ACAMIS regional leagues for high school and the SDRC regional leagues for middle school
Athletics conferenceACAMIS Div. III
MascotGecko
Websitesis-shekou.org
Shekou International School
Simplified Chinese蛇口国际学校
Traditional Chinese蛇口國際學校

As of 2018 it is one of eight schools in Shenzhen designated for children of foreign workers.[2] The school includes a section for French primary school students.[3]

Shekou International School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and offers the IB Diploma program in the High School. The school is also a 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) organisation.

History

The school was opened in 1988, funded by four oil companies: Amoco, Arco, CACT and Phillips.[4] Shekou International School presently has over 800 students representing 40 different countries. Among them 20% are American, 55% are Asian and 20% are European. The faculty consists of over 90 teachers coming from the United States, France, Canada, U.K., New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines, Guatemala, and China. The student–staff ratio is under 10:1.

It is Shenzhen's oldest international school.[5]

Curriculum

Elementary school

Students in K through 3 have access to shared iPads and high speed internet access to support learning. Students in grade 4 and 5 participate in a 1:1 iPad learning program. All students are exposed to the following curriculum areas in the elementary school.

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Middle school

Students in grade 6 through 8 participate in a 1:1 iPad learning program. All students are exposed to the following curriculum areas in the middle school.

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music
  • Math
  • Science
  • Language Arts
  • Life Skills
  • Electives:
  • Computer science
  • Jewelry
  • Making Music
  • Guitar

High school

Students in grades 9 through 12 participate in a 1:1 MacBook learning program.

Subjects

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Technology
  • Music
  • Math
  • Language Arts
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • IB: Psychology, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Math, Languages, Language Arts, Art, Music (Solo Performance, Group Performance, Composition) (Six IB courses for each student)
  • Life Skills

Coordinates

  • K-5 Campus 22.484943,113.9061
  • 6-12 Campus 22.487555,113.921362

See also

Notes

  1. 鲸山别墅; 鯨山別墅; Jīngshān Biéshù; king4 saan1 bit6 seoi5

References

  1. "深圳市6所国际学校列表." Nanshan International Volunteers. Retrieved on May 15, 2016. "深圳蛇口国际学校 Shenzhen Shekou International School [...] 广东省深圳市蛇口南海大道鲸山别墅 Jing Shan Villas, Nanhai Blvd, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.C."
  2. "深圳市8所外籍人员子女学校基本信息(截至2018年3月)" (in Chinese). City of Shenzhen. March 2018. Retrieved 2019-05-09. (Archive)
  3. "École internationale de Shekou." AEFE. Retrieved on May 14, 2016.
  4. "SIS History". Shekou International School 2008-9 Student-Parent Handbook (PDF). Shekou International School website. 2008. p. 5. Retrieved 2008-10-01.
  5. "City to add one more international school" (Archive). Shenzhen Daily. August 12, 2008. Retrieved on March 22, 2015.


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