Ten Earliest International Schools in China

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China has been bringing advanced international resources and has established a batch of international schools. There are ten earlier international schools as follows.
  • The American International School of Guangzhou (AISG), the oldest and largest international school in the city, is an independent International Baccalaureate World School with a reputation as one of the leading international educational institutions in southern China. Founded in 1981 in the American Consulate, AISG now consists of three separate campuses.
  • Tianjin International School (TIS) is the founding school of a wider network known as the International Schools of China (ISC). With schools in Chengdu, Qingdao, Shenyang, Wuhan, Wuxi, and Tianjin, ISC is an organization that, for the last 22 years, has offered academically excellent programs to meet the intellectual, physical and emotional needs of students.
  • Beijing BISS International School was founded in 1994 by its sister school, International School Singapore (ISS), as an independent proprietary, co-educational, English-language day school offering an international curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students from the expatriate community of Beijing. BISS is the first International School licensed by The Beijing Educational Commission.
  • Guangzhou Grace Academy began in the fall of 1994.It was the desire of Brian & Maria Hutt to establish a school that would provide the best education possible for their own children as well as for other children. It belongs to a worldwide family of schools using The School of Tomorrow curriculum. This means our students learn in a system proven to work internationally, in more than 110 countries.
  • Dalian Maple Leaf International School was established in 1995 and was inspected and certified as British Columbia's first Offshore School Program in 1998. It has grown from one school with 14 students thirteen years ago, to operating six Pre-Schools, two Primary Schools, two Middle Schools, four High Schools, two Foreign Nationals Schools and a Post-Secondary Institute of Technology.
  • Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS-Beijing) has been in operation since the beginning of the 1995-96 academic year. Since its inception, it has experienced rapid growth and development, and today it serves more than 800 students from over 40 countries in Early Childhood Education (starting at age 2) to Year 13 (Grade 12).
  • Suzhou Singapore International School (SSIS) was founded in 1996; SSIS is divided into four administrative sections: High School, Middle School, Elementary, and Early Years, aiming at educating the whole world. In addition, students in grades 9 to 12 may choose to complete the requirements for a North American High School Diploma accredited by NEASC.
  • On September 7, 1998, classes began for the first students at Concordia International School Shanghai. Concordia views every student as a gift from God, and committed in Christian stewardship to educate students holistically in a nurturing environment that includes comprehensive and challenging opportunities in academics, creative arts, spirituality, athletics and extracurricular activities.
  • Chongqing Yew Chung International School (YCIS Chongqing) is the first international school in Chongqing City, China. The Chongqing Municipal Government has highly encouraged the establishment of the school and the official registration was completed in September 2001.YCIS Chongqing offers a unique education philosophy that integrates the best elements of both Eastern and Western cultures.
  • GNIS has come a long way since it was first established in 2003 with only about 40.students and 8 teachers. Now the school has grown to almost 5 times in size. It has been registered with UK Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) as an international school offering British National Curriculum and by the University of Cambridge as a Cambridge International Centre.

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