SWIS only accepts applications from foreign passport holders or residents from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. To apply for a place at SWIS, the applicant and at least one parent of the applicant should be foreign passport holder or a permanent resident from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan.
The cut-off date for entry into each Grade level is 1st of September. This means that candidates for entry to a year level must have reached the specified age on or before 1st September.
Academic year 2016-2017
Academic year 2017-2018
- Apply online： http://swis.openapply.com
- Complete and submit online application form (upload required document on Open Apply).
- Once the application has been received parents will receive an automatic reply email from the Open Apply system.
- Vacancy within the grade level will be reviewed（parents will be notified via email and phone calls when there is a seat available）.
- Student assessment date organized.
- Enrollment Offer/Decline letter sent.
Application will not be processed until all forms and documents listed below are submitted.
- Completed online application form.
- Scanned copy of parents’ and student's passport (information page and valid Chinese VISA).
- Scanned copy of up-to-date student immunization record.
- Scanned copy of recent electronic passport sized photo for the student.
- Scanned copy of the student’s school reports for their most recent school year.
- For Grade 6 and above applicants, supply school email address of Mathematics Teacher, English Teacher, Homeroom Teacher or Principal.
Students applying to SWIS will be evaluated for their English speaking level as well as their reading, and writing ability. As SWIS wishes to maintain an environment where English is the language of academic instruction, preference is given to those students who are most functional or have the greatest potential to be functional at their Grade level in English.
A mathematics test and a Chinese test are also required.
We encourage students to start at the beginning of the new school year in August, although we do accept students throughout the school year providing there is space in the relevant Grade level.
Early Years (Pre-K)
Primary (Kindergarten to Grade 5)
Secondary (Grade 6 to 10)
DP (Grade 11 to 12)
Note: Tuition includes all texts and resource materials, software, library and database membership, labs, indoor heated pool, sports and fitness facility access, high speed/wireless internet access and in-school activities. IBDP registration and exams, school uniforms, buses and meals are not included in the tuition. Additional fees may apply for EAL (English as an Additional Language), SEN (Special Educational Needs), excursions, after school activities and interscholastic travel.
The school’s curriculum is grounded in the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme and Middle Years Programme (SWIS is currently an IB DP Candidate school) and strives to integrate a holistic world-view with traditional Chinese language and cultural studies.
As an international school, our teachers are recruited from around the world. Currently, we have teachers from US, UK, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Japan, Poland, Netherland, Romania, Turkey, Philippines and China. Our teachers are all fully qualified and experienced.
Our student population is currently made up of 30 nationalities. The top 5 countries and regions are Hong Kong, Canada, USA, Australia, and India.
Students also enjoy weekly lessons from Specialist Teachers in Literacy, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Chinese, Art, Music, PE, Dance and Swimming.
Class begins at 8:30am and ends at 15:30pm. After school activities run from 3.40pm – 4.30 pm.
To expand students' creative experiences, and develop further academic skills, SWIS offers an After School Activity (ASA) Program that aims to develop balanced, open-minded and risk-takings students, who possess a strong sense of responsibility and respect towards themselves, others and the environment. The activities are designed to complement the school program with extracurricular activities that provide students with an opportunity to learn skills beyond the classroom.
No student boarding is offered.
A minimum of 180 School days are guaranteed for an academic year. Holidays: Christmas and Chinese New Year Holiday, Spring Festival, Labor Day Holiday, Dragon Day Festival, Summer Holiday, Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese National Day Holiday.
Our language of instruction at SWIS is English. Language instruction involves the belief that planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting are interconnected processes. Students learn language, through language and about language.
The meal plan for Early Years includes a morning snack, an afternoon snack and a lunch. The meal plan for other grade levels includes a morning snack and a lunch.
Yes, we have five school bus lines in the 2016-2017 school year, which including CBD line, Honey Line, OCT line, Xinzhou Line and Shekou Line.
Only Pre-K students have one hour midday rest, other grades have lunch break and play time.