The International School of Nanshan Shenzhen accepts applications from new students throughout the year. ISNS admits students on the basis of “rolling admissions”, taking completed applications in the order in which they arrive until no space remains in a given class. Please note that applications after April 1 will be considered as applicants for the next school year in August, not for the current school year.
As an international school, ISNS accepts applications from all nationalities outside of mainland China, in accordance with Chinese law, for Grades 1 to 12. All nationalities are accepted from Nursery to K5, subject to the ISNS acceptance criteria.
The Admissions process is composed of 4 steps: application, student assessment, interview and acceptance. Prior to being considered for admission to ISNS, students must file a complete application package and submit all documentation as required.
The ISNS Admissions procedure is transparent and fully explained to the parents of prospective students.
ISNS is a university preparatory school that challenges students to meet the highest standards and expects each student to learn to their maximum potential. Applicants must show their motivation to succeed in the high academic standards of ISNS.
ISNS is a learning community bound together by the principles of respect, responsibility and honesty. As such, ISNS accepts only students whose past record demonstrates a clear commitment to these principles.
Applicants with mild learning and physical difficulties will be assessed based on their abilities to interact with fellow students and teachers without the assistance of special needs teachers. These applicant cases will be handled individually. ISNS cannot accept students whose physical or learning disability is judged by our academic staff to be such that we cannot effectively educate the child.
For applicants to Grade 11, applicants must show that they are prepared to undertake a rigorous curriculum and succeed at ISNS. On acceptance, they will be required to take an Orientation Course in order to understand the programme and be successful at ISNS.
For applicants to Grade 12, students coming from an IB DP school will be given priority. Applicants from non-IB DP schools will be considered individually based on their previous academic abilities and skillsets to successfully graduate from ISNS.
ISNS uses the Cambridge English Language Assessment to determine the English level of incoming students. Applicants to Grades 2 – 10 must obtain a minimum score based on the grade they are applying to. This assessment is very important to make sure that students can meet curriculum expectations and succeed at ISNS. ISNS offers EAL Bridging for students who require some English as Another Language support.
** These standards are subject to other benchmarking based on criterion set by the Board of Education of New Brunswick, Canada
ISNS使用剑桥英语语言评估(Cambridge English Language Assessment)来确定新生的英语水平。2 - 10年级的申请人必须获得基于他们所申请的年级的最低分数。这种评估是非常重要的，以确保学生能够满足课程期望，并在ISNS取得成功。ISNS为需要英语作为另一种语言的学生提供EAL桥接。
Mathematics Assessment 数学评估
At ISNS, our students are exposed to a rigorous Math curriculum. As part of our entrance procedures, applicants will take grade level math assessments in order to show computation and problem solving proficiency. ISNS offers math resource support for students from Grades 3-12 who require some assistance to reach grade level expectations.
Interviews are scheduled after the English and Mathematics Assessment, between the family and the Head of the School, Principal, Vice-Principal, and/or the relevant IB Coordinator, depending on the grade level. Interviews usually take place in person.
Each student’s interests and questions are important to us. Each applicant is encouraged to prepare a list of questions to ensure that we address the issues most important to them.
Our boarding curriculum provides a structured and supportive environment that develops independence and life skills for students from Grades 7 to 12. In addition to the Application Package, families must complete separate Parent and Student Questionnaires to apply for Boarding at ISNS.