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We are currently celebrating our 20th anniversary since founding QSI International School of Shenzhen.  I am proud to be a part of QSI Shenzhen, a school community that has been achieving excellence in meeting the needs of students and their families.

-Director John Shirley

As director of QSI International School of Shenzhen, I am continually proud to walk through the campuses and see the impact of our teachers when working with students.  They are focused on both academic rigor and success orientations to prepare children for their future endeavors armed with the tools needed for success. 

QSI International School of Shenzhen is a non-profit, co-educational day school for students from 2 years of age through Secondary graduation.  Our goal that we see reached each year is that students are accepted into international English-speaking universities around the world where students are prepared to begin the next step of their educational careers.  The school serves expatriate families living in Shenzhen and the surrounding areas and is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges.

QSI International School of Shenzhen is a premier international school in Shenzhen, having been established in 2000. Our caring faculty is recruited from native-English speaking countries, and staff who hold certifications in their core content areas. We offer a combination of high academic rigor coupled with a performance-based, Mastery Learning approach. This ensures that students receive the attention and personalization needed to achieve success at any level.

As we focus on the whole child, we also introduce and teach Success Orientations (SOs) throughout the classroom and school.  SOs include Trustworthiness, Responsibility, Aesthetic Appreciation, Concern for Others, Kindness and Politeness, Independent Endeavor and Group Interaction.

Students engage in an academic schedule including core classes in Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Cultural Studies and Science. We also offer a full range of specialist courses and electives, including Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer Technology, and Chinese Language. In additional to our in-school activities and opportunities taking place, we also offer after school activities and sports programs.  Our Secondary students have access to Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, providing a challenging course of study culminating in graduation. Our graduates attend universities worldwide.

We hope you take the time to learn more about our school and organization as you explore the website further. We believe that our unique program offers your child an unparalleled opportunity, and we look forward to your joining our family.


John K. Shirley