Address: 1 South Industrial Park, Yinglong Road, Longdong Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510630



Telephone: +8620 3886 5920

Gender: Co-educational

Teaching language: English

Curriculum: International Baccalaureate, English National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and A-levels

Ages: 2 to 18


Nanfang International School is situated in the very centre of Guangzhou’s city centre. It is easily accessible from nearby expat areas and therefore a popular choice with expat parents, among whom it enjoys a good reputation.

Facilities at the school are good and include dedicated art, music, science and technology rooms, classrooms with interactive whiteboards, various sport-specific courts and a senior study area with laptops. There is a variety of extra-curricular activities on offer, including school newspaper, school band, drama, yoga, taekwondo, soccer and basketball, among others. Students are also encouraged to participate in community service projects and numerous field trips throughout their school career.

What the school says

“GNIS is a diverse community of students, staff and families where all members value and demonstrate acceptance of difference and respect for self and others. It is a place where all feel welcome. We pride ourselves on the level of cooperation, support and compassion that comes through in the way all members of our community interact. Our staff and parent community at GNIS are what make this place so special. Our staff is student-centred, caring, and motivated toward the success of all students. Our parents are very supportive and actively help out with many activities throughout the school.” 


Students follow the National Curriculum for England toward the IGSCE in Year 10 and 11, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and/or A-levels in Year 12 and 13.


The school is situated in Tianhe, in Guangzhou’s city centre, and is easily accessible from Guangzhou’s surrounds.


For the 2018/2019 school year, fees range from 135,450 RMB for Preschool 1 and 2 to 183,750 for Diploma 1 and 2. A non-refundable admission fee of 1,500 RMB is required to start the admissions process.

From the principal

“Welcome to Guangzhou Nanfang International School. As the principal, my goal is to work with the GNIS Community in providing quality education, setting high expectations, and creating a caring community for all students. Our motto is 'Striving Towards Excellence', not only as students in academic and sporting pursuits but also as teachers in the lessons we teach and the example we set. We believe that we never stop learning and want all of our children to develop a love of learning and be equipped with the skills to be lifelong learners.”

– Jenny Roosmalen, Principal

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