School Introduction

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Merchiston International School (MIS) in Shenzhen is the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School, a top-ranked independent school located in Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K. with a glorious history of over 185 years. MIS is also Shenzhen’s first international school providing a British international education and boarding system.

Located in Longhua District in the north of Shenzhen city, MIS occupies an area of 20,000 square metres and provides a building area of 50,000 square metres, which can accommodate 1,200 students with a maximum class size of 22 students. The school opened its doors to students aged 4-18 (Years 1 to 13) in August 2018.

English is the primary language of instruction in MIS. Students from Early Years to Year 9 study the English National Curriculum, with additional access to Mandarin (Putonghua) 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 curriculum aims to prepare our students thoroughly for their future studies in world-renowned universities across the globe and, at the same time, to facilitate their access into China’s society.

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

MIS is a boarding school that implements the highest standards of pastoral care, food quality and safety and provides first class accommodation with a high level of support and services to guarantee a healthy, secure, happy, comfortable and richly fulfilling campus life.

The school campus provides an unparalleled educational space for teaching, learning and boarding accommodation. Impressive facilities include on-campus libraries, multi-media classrooms, integrated science laboratories, a black box theatre, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a fitness suite, and tastefully landscaped areas. These ensure that our school integrates an exciting and adventurous campus life with a beautiful academic space for all students and teaching staff.

MIS Invitation to Explore

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