When I first came to Shenzhen in 2011 the popular slogan caught my attention: "You are a Shenzhener as soon as you get here". Frankly, as much as I wanted to make this new place my home, for years I still felt like an outsider. I had a family, friends, and acquaintances, but no sense of belonging.
Entrance Assessment Information
Citizenship/Residency: SLIS only accepts applications from foreign passport/foreign permanent residents holders or residents from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Age and Grade Levels: Applicants for admission to a grade level must have reached the specified age on or before September 1st (the cut-off date). In addition to age, emotional, developmental and physical maturity as well as academic level will all be considered in determining proper placement for applicant.
Language: English is the language of instruction in all grades. Applicant must demonstrate certain level of English skills to access the curriculum successfully.
Special Educational Needs: SLIS may not be able to provide the necessary resources or specialized staff to meet the particular needs of all exceptional learners. Parents should consult with SLIS before applying for admission or arriving in Shenzhen. At the time of application, parents must supply all materials related to the unique needs of their child. All testing relating to exceptionality should be provided to SLIS for consideration for admission.