Director - John K. Shirley


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 you joining our family.


John K. Shirley

Why QSI?

English Language Immersion

English Language Immersion– American Based Curriculum accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA)

After-School Activities

After-School Activities are twice a week after school by professional companies

Intensive English (IE)

QSI offers an Intensive English (IE) Program for students starting in the 6 year-old class. Students enrolled in the IE Program attend IE classes during Reading, Writing time daily.

School Counselor Program

We have a full time school counselor at each of our campuses that provides character education, friendship groups, and social & emotional support. At the secondary campus, the counselor also provides college counseling.

Non-profit School

An independently owned and operated non-profit school, we offer the only mastery learning approach in Shenzhen.


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