International schools in Guangzhou

With a thriving expat population, there are plenty of international schools in Guangzhou for expat parents to choose from. These schools offer foreign curricula, such as that of the US, the UK or the International Baccalaureate. This allows expat children to continue with a familiar curriculum in their home language. These schools are usually of an excellent standard, with great facilities, small classes and highly competent teachers.

Below is a list of some of Guangzhou's most prominent international schools.


International schools in Guangzhou

Alcanta International College

Gender: Co-educational
Age: 14 to 18 
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Website: www.aicib.org

Alcanta International College, part of the well-established Alcanta Education Organization, is an IB World School in Guangzhou, which had its first intake of students in August 2011. AIC offers a one-year Pre-Diploma Programme and a two-year IB Diploma programme for Chinese and international students. Read more

The American International School of Guangzhou

The American International School Guangzhou (AISG) is an independent, not-for-profit day school from pre-kindergarten up to Grade 12. AISG has a good reputation among expat parents for its strong academic programme – it follows a combined IB/American curriculum – and its good facilities, staff and extra-curricular programme. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Age: 14 to 18 
Curriculum: American and International Baccalaureate
Website: www.aisgz.org

The British School of Guangzhou

The British School of Guangzhou is academically driven and regularly achieves scores well above the UK national average. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Age: 1 to 18
Website: www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/guangzhou

Canton Global Academy

Founded in September 2017, Canton Global Academy (CGA) is a newly-established, non-profit, co-educational international school in Guangzhou, China which offers the  English National Curriculum. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Age: 2 to 18
Website: www.cgagz.com

Clifford International School

CIS opened its doors in 2002. The school has over 300 students from 22 countries, and high school students graduate with a Manitoba High School diploma. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Canadian
Age: 3 to 18 
Website: www.clifford-school.cn

The French International School of Guangzhou

A French-language, French-curriculum school in the heart of Guangzhou, established in 1997. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: French
Age: 2 to 18
Website: www.efcanton.com

Guangzhou Grace Academy

Part of a worldwide network of 7,000 schools offering the Accelerated Christian Education curriculum. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: Christian (ACE)
Age: 4 to 18 
Website: www.gzgrace.net

Guangzhou Nanfang International School

GNIS offers a rich international curriculum including IGSCE qualifications and either A-levels or the IB Diploma as a school-leaving qualification. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels
Age: 2 to 18
Website: www.gnischina.org

ISA International School

ISA International School blends the best of Chinese and international educational practices and traditions, creating a new model of high quality, bilingual education in China. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: English National Curriculum, International Baccalaureate and Chinese
Age: 2 to 12 
Website: www.isaschool.com

Utahloy International School Guangzhou

UISGZ was founded in 1998 and today has about 900 students from over 50 countries. The beautiful lakeside campus is 20 minutes from central Guangzhou. Read more

Gender: Co-educational
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
Age: 3 to 18
Website: www.utahloy.com/gz

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