School type Coeducational Boarding
Head of school Joe Greenwood
Co-ed Age Range 14-19
Number of pupils 900
Curriculum A Levels, USA, UK, IGCSE, AP
Language of Instruction English Shenzhen College of International Education offers first class academic education to high school students in the southern Chinese economic hub of Shenzhen. Students study either UK IGCSE and AL education or US AP courses with a view to application to the mostly highly acclaimed universities around the world. In the last decade, more than 100 students have graduated from SCIE to attend Oxford or Cambridge Universities, in addition to numerous highly rated universities in UK, US, Australia, Canada and elsewhere.
Students at SCIE are selected through a rigorous academic process, and the average SCIE student could be described as academically gifted, as well as being highly motivated and committed to making the most effective use of his or her time. SCIE offers a full range of academic subjects, but also specialized gifted and talented programs which focus on taking the students further and deeper into their chosen subject areas. Each year, SCIE wins more academic prizes from Cambridge Examination board than any other Chinese school.
Beyond the academic program, students are encouraged to pursue their co-curricular interests through a range of over one hundred activities, covering every aspect of human endeavour. There is a strong emphasis on student leadership and students are encouraged to create their own activities and events and to operate them at a very high level.
SCIE is a fully accredited CIS school, as well as being a member of EARCOS, FOBISIA and the Cambridge Schools Community of South China. Students at SCIE regularly participate in, and sometimes win, international high school student competitions including the British Biology Olympiad, the Royal Society of Chemistry Rising Stars Competition, the High School Physics Bowl and UK Senior Mathematics Challenge.
SCIE students enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere. The staff of mainly overseas teachers respect students and treat them as adults.