Nanjing International School
Nanjing International School, established in 1990, is a non-profit international school providing the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP, and Diploma programmes (Primary, Secondary and High School from Pre-k to Grade 12). The school is internationally accredited by worldwide organisations (NEASC, CIS, IBO) and by the Chinese Authorities (NCCT).
Our philosophy: Focus on individuals
Under IBO guidance which aims to create responsible citizens of the world, we believe education should equip our students with strong academic knowledge and should develop their essential transferable learning skills. This turns their international mobility to their advantage.
The IBO s partnership with inter-governmental organisations such as the United Nations, UNESCO, and the Council of Europe guarantees NIS s legitimacy in providing a strong and highly valued international education system.
Our 432 students are taught in English by a team of 61 Teaching Staff. Using the International Baccalaureate framework, NIS provides a complete curriculum which is benchmarked against state curriculum standards in Australia, England and the USA.
Our non-profit status allows us to provide a very generous student-teacher ratio (1:8), to recruit and further train highly-qualified and internationally experienced teachers. A fully integrated English programme enables non-native speakers to reach academic English language proficiency. In line with our philosophy and IBO guidance, Community Service is a requirement for all students in Grade 6 and above. The Chinese language is taught in every grade at all levels of proficiency.
The International Baccalaureate is increasingly the qualification of choice at universities worldwide.
Our non-profit status has allowed us to offer our students a new purpose-built campus providing them with the best possible environment in which to learn and enjoy school life. NIS has room for two classes per year to a school maximum of 600 students. Its design combines traditional Chinese features with modern educational facilities. These include: classrooms designed for up to 20 students, a fully stocked library and media centre, Design and Technology workshop, Art room, Music and Drama suite, cafeteria/auditorium, all-weather court, full size tartan running track, Astroturf soccer pitch, skating circuit, skateboard park, early years play area, outdoor amphitheatre; landscaped Chinese gardens, four science laboratories, full air-conditioning and heating, nurse s room and 24 hour security.
The majority of Nanjing s expatriate families live in residential clusters between 5 to 20 minutes drive from our school.
Nanjing International School is a non-denominational, small and expanding
non-profit organization serving exclusively the expatriate community
of Nanjing, overseen by a volunteer Board elected annually by parents.
Xian Lin College and University Town, Nanjing, China, 210046
Tel: (+86) 25 8589 9111
Fax: (+86) 25 8589 9222
432 students, aged 3 - 18
International curriculum, e.g. IB PYP, MYP,DP
An international education is offered at Nanjing International
School based on the programmes of the International Baccalaureate
Organisation, delivered by fully qualified and experienced native
English speaking teachers from six different countries. Teachers
are required to attend in-service workshops regularly.
Currently there are students from 20 different countries, with
no single dominant nationality or language group. A fully integrated
ESL programme supports students whose home language is not English.
Admission to the school is on a completely open basis.
The Nanjing International School is located in a clean, safe, healthy
environment in the grounds of the Nanjing Dingshan Shangri-La Hotel.
The school occupies five buildings - Elementary School, Middle School,
High School Annexe, High School Extension and gym/cafeteria - all
situated within 70 metres of each other. Each building has been
purpose-converted for use as a school.
Facilities include the fully automated Ericsson Library and Media
Centre, Performing Arts Studio, Art and Design Studio, Design and
Technology Workshop, the BASF Computer Laboratory, and a range of
specialist and general classrooms. The site is served by a computer
network. Internet access is available from every computer in the
school. Every classroom contains a computer for student use.
The Nanjing International Schools educational and administration
systems focus on the student. Students are supported and monitored
by a homeroom or class teacher. Reports are issued four times each
There is a full extra-curricular programme of sporting, creative
and practical activities at Nanjing International School
Community Service is a requirement for all students in Grade 6
The school year is divided into two semesters, with major breaks
at Christmas, Chinese New Year and summer. Two short vacations punctuate