Address: 1 Yu Cui Yuan North, Yinglong Road, Longdong, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 510630
Telephone: +86 20 8708 5090
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching language: English
Curriculum: International Baccalaureate and Cambridge IGCSE
Ages: 2 to 18


Nanfang International School is situated at the heart 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.” 


The Primary Years Programme is taught until Year 6, while the IB Middle Years Programme is from Years 7 to 11, along with the Cambridge IGCSE in Years 10 and 11. The final two years consist of the IB Diploma Programme.

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

Further reading

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