- Download our Guangzhou Schools Guide
Physical address: 66 Yushu South Road, Science City, Huangpu District, Guangzhou
Telephone: +86 20 3788 3996
Teaching language: English
Ages: 2 to 18
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate
What the school says
"As the first purpose-built international school in Guangzhou in many years, ISA Science City will provide outstanding learning opportunities for students aged two to 18 years. With a significant commitment to excellence, this exciting new day and boarding school delivers an exemplary international education through the International Baccalaureate Organisation programmes including Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.
"Language learning is an important part of life for students at ISA Science City. We offer five language learning pathways for students aged two to 18. All students from Early Childhood to Secondary School learn English and Chinese on a level that best suits their ability. Our mother-tongue programme provides after-school language classes to support the maintenance of languages other than English and Chinese.
Early Childhood Learning Centre
Inspired by the philosophy of world-renowned Reggio Emilia early-childhood teaching, and strengthened by the IB Primary Years Programme standards and practices, the Science City Early Childhood Learning Centre provides both structured and unstructured elements to best suit learning at these special grade levels.
In the primary school, the school's learning programme is built around each child as a unique individual, with every student recognised for possessing their own abilities, experiences and interests. Crucial to their learning development is the utilisation of the IB Primary Years Programme, a framework for ISA's education that meets the highest of international education standards.
As an aspiring IB World School, the school aims to provide the final two core programmes of the International Baccalaureate. For Grades 6 to 10, all students will undertake a rigorous programme of study across the eight subject areas mandated within the IB Middle Years Programme. In Grades 11 and 12, our students will undertake the most globally recognised programme of study, as we aim to provide the IB Diploma Programme.
ISA Science City is located in Yushu Road, Science City, Huangpu District, a 25-minute drive from the CBD of Guangzhou. With a construction area of 78,000 square metres and contemporary designs by international architects, ISA Science City is an exemplary school in China and internationally, providing a high quality education for international students in the Greater Bay Area.
For the 2022/2023 academic year, annual fees range from RMB 220,000 for Early Years 1 and 2, to RMB 328,000 for Grade 11. There is a non-refundable once-off application fee of RMB 3,000 and a refundable admissions fee of RMB 30,000.
From the head of school
"Welcome to ISA Science City International School.
"We are a highly aspirational organisation, committed at our core to planning, launching and developing a leading international school within the Greater Bay Area. This drive towards excellence has started with the design and construction of an exceptional facility. We have worked with world-leading architects to create a facility which deeply enhances contemporary teaching and learning.
"Coupled with our facility, developed on land we own and built by China’s most prestigious construction company, we are developing a curriculum of the highest level. As a purpose-built IB school, we aim to deliver superior teaching and learning through the framework provided by the International Baccalaureate Organisation's Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes.
"Within the structure of our curriculum is a deep commitment to be a leading languages school. For us, it is crucial that our students are best prepared to communicate in ways that facilitate their desires to be global leaders in a changing world. All students will have individual pathways in English, Chinese and mother-tongue programmes.
"The difference between good and outstanding schools is most strikingly obvious in the quality and commitment of the staff. For Science City, we are working diligently to attract, support and retain a staff that is committed to our vision for excellence, and is passionate about ensuring this vision is brought to life in teaching, co-curricular, community service and boarding programmes of the highest quality.
"We will expect a great deal from members of our founding community. To become extraordinary takes effort, passion and resilience. These qualities will be very clear in our staff, and we encourage families within China and abroad who are seeking a school committed to the development of excellence for each individual child, to contact us and take the time to explore who we are and what we aim to achieve.
"Please enjoy exploring our site, follow our regular updates via WeChat, join one of our many upcoming events, and most importantly, make an appointment to meet with us so that we may better understand the needs, hopes and aspirations of your family."
– David Edwards, Head of School