First UK boarding school to open in Shenzhen, China

Merchiston International School (MIS), Shenzhen, will officially open in Longhua District, Shenzhen, China in August this year. It is the first international school to open in Shenzhen which offers a British education and boarding.

First UK boarding school to open in Shenzhen, China
MIS is the first overseas campus of 185 year old Merchiston Castle School, a top-ranked independent school located in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. MIS is also the first international school in Shenzhen providing an authentic British education and boarding system.

The importance of teachers

Led by the Head of School, Mr Chris Lynn, the teaching team of MIS consists of the Head of Juniors, Head of Seniors, Head of Boarding, Houseparents, teachers and teaching assistants. Among the currently confirmed teaching team, over 80 per cent are from the UK. All of the teachers are highly qualified with degrees and teaching qualifications with teaching experience both in the UK and in international schools.
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The current Headmaster of Merchiston Castle School, Andrew Hunter will also join MIS in August as Educational Consultant, to assure the quality of the teaching and learning.

An all-British curriculum

English is the primary language of instruction in MIS. The curriculum will prepare students for their future studies in world-renowned universities across the globe and to facilitate their access into society.Students from Years 1 to 9 will study the English National Curriculum, with additional access to Mandarin language learning as part of the core curriculum. Students from Years 10 to 13 study for IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations and GCE (General Certificate of Education) A Level examinations.

The importance of co-curricular activities

Adopting Merchiston Castle School’s ethos, MIS also features a wide range of co-curricular activities, supported by state-of-the-art teaching and sports facilities.The school aims to develop students’ talents in a diverse range of interests such as music, drama, art, sinology, science and technology; as well as mainstream sports including football, swimming, basketball, tennis and rugby. 
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MIS will provide opportunities for adventure and outdoor activities such as horse riding, sailing, skating, and golf among others.

The boarding facilities

MIS is a boarding school, which implements the highest standards of pastoral care, food quality and safety.The school occupies a ground space of 20,000 square metres providing a building area of 50,000 square metres. There are three apartment buildings with comfortable contemporary facilities in addition to the on-campus libraries, multi-media classrooms, integrated science laboratories, a black box theatre, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, football pitches, a fitness suite and landscaped areas.Inheriting Merchiston’s boarding house system, MIS provides a family-style boarding system with high quality child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures.
The school is open for admissions for students commencing 23 August 2018. Please email or call (86 755) 3322 7701 / 3322 7708.
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