Utahloy International School
Address: 800, Sha Tai Bei Road, Bai Yun District, 510515 Guangzhou, PR ChinaWebsite: www.utahloy.com/gzEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: +86(20) 8720 2019, +86 (20) 8720 0517Gender: Co-educationalTeaching Language: English
Built in 1998, Utahloy is an established international school in the greater Guangzhou area. The school’s campus is modern, spacious and well equipped, with most classrooms and facilities overlooking a tranquil lakeside environment. Utahloy is one of only a few international schools worldwide to offer mother-tongue instruction, with eight mother-tongue classes in operation within the mainstream curriculum; students are encouraged to remain bilingual through classes in German, Finnish, French and Spanish among others. Extra-curricular sports include rugby, badminton, basketball, volleyball, table tennis and soccer, and a host of private music lessons are available at all levels. The visual and dramatic arts are available as school subjects up to IB Diploma level.
What the school says:
“High academic standards, a diverse curriculum and a clear focus on the moral, intellectual, physical and emotional development of students are central to the UISGZ experience. Utahloy is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It is also authorized by the International Baccalaureate to provide the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma programmes. Academic rigour is assured, due to the IB frameworks and high calibre of international teachers employed. The teaching staff comprises well-qualified teachers, recruited form: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.A.”
The school is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) school and offers the PYP, MYP and DP programmes. Mother tongue lessons are available in eight languages for students aged 5 to 18.
Fees for the 2012/2013 year range from 94,000 RMB ($14,923 or £9,313) a year for kindergarten up to 154,000 RMB ($24,450 or £15,260) a year in Grade 12. There is also an additional yearly fee of 15,000 RMB ($2,381 or £1,486) per family per year. Additional fees for school lunches and bus transport are applicable.
Utahloy is situated in Baiyun, about 20 minutes from the city centre.
From the head teacher:
“Utahloy has been providing an exceptional academic programme for the international community since 1998. The school commenced with 50 children in kindergarten and primary classes. It now offers an international education from K – 12 for more than 900 expatriate students who represent over 50 nationalities. We are proud of Utahloy’s commitment to the development of internationally minded students, who will benefit personally from their global connections and help create a better world. Please come and visit to see for yourself.” ~ Elaine Whelen, Head of School