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SWIS is an international school that serves children of the expatriate community working in Shenzhen and children who are permanent residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. SWIS expects students to be able to succeed socially and academically in our rich and innovative learning environment. In addition, SWIS expects parents to understand and support the school’s mission, vision and values and to be involved in their children’s education.
Admissions are granted according to enrollment limits.
Each grade level may have a specific application process.
SWIS only accepts applications from foreign passport holders or residents from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. At least one parent of the applicant must be a foreign passport / foreign permanent resident holder or a resident from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Local government requirements in regard to proper guardianship of students dictate that SWIS only accept students that reside in Shenzhen with at least one parent or with an approved guardian (with power of attorney).
English is the language of instruction in all grades. The successful applicant must demonstrate a sufficient amount of English to access the curriculum.
Age and Grade Levels
The cut-off date for entry into each grade level is 1st September. Therefore, candidates for entry to a grade level must have reached the specified age on or before September 1st. A student's grade level placement is based on the student’s age.
Special Educational Needs
Parents of students who have special educational needs should consult with SWIS to ensure that the school has the resources available to serve their children before applying for admission or arriving in Shenzhen. SWIS does not have the facilities or faculty required to educate children with severe learning needs.