Utahloy International School Guangzhou
|Year of Foundation||1997|
|Enrollment Phase / Grades||K to Year 12|
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|Teacher Student Ratio||1:4|
|Accreditations||IBO, CIS, WASC, NCCT|
|Headmaster||Dr. Michael Wylie|
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UISG was established in 1997 as one of the first international schools in Guangzhou. As an IB World School, UISG is the only school in Guangzhou to offer all three International Baccalaureate programmes, preparing students towards certification in the challenging and highly-reputed IB Diploma. The school representing over 50 different nationalities and along with academic vigor, maintains a strong focus on languages, arts and sports. The school’s mission is to provide, together with our families, an inquiry-driven learning community that embraces the diversity and uniqueness of each individual and commits to the International Baccalaureate Continuum. Our nurturing, culturally rich environment inspires and empowers our knowledgeable young people to realise their true potential as confident, globally-aware learners and leaders of tomorrow. There is so much more, and we are excited to tell you all about it! Our Admissions team is pleased to work closely with each family throughout the admissions process. If at any time you have questions about any stage of the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us here or call +86 (20) 8720 2019 (School Reception) OR +86 (20) 8720 0517(Admissions) . We look forward to welcoming you to UISG. What Makes Our School So Special? The UISG ethos goes way beyond ensuring that our students receive a rounded, results-focused education delivered in English – An IB continuum education creates open-minded, confident, creative and thoughtful individuals. We know that moving to a new country and starting a new school is an exciting but tough time. At UISG, we do all that we can to help children and their families settle in as quickly as possible. We are very experienced in welcoming newcomers, not only when the school year starts but throughout the whole school year. Our Utahloy Parent-Teacher Association (UPTA) play a vital role in this experience. From the moment a child joins us, our experienced Admissions and Academic staff ensure that they quickly settle in and start to enjoy the wonderfully rich and inspiring educational environment that is uniquely ours. Our children and students learn through practice and experience – supported by great teaching, innovative resources and an international context. They are always encouraged to be creative in their thinking and they are expected to work hard. It is this innovative mix that makes us proud to be a leader in international education in Guangzhou – it’s the Utahloy way, and we invite you to come and experience it for yourself!
Languages of instructionEnglish
Foreign languagesGerman, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese
ExaminationsMYP, IB Diploma
Community spirit plays a vital role at school and I have been very happy to invest a lot of my time in the Utahloy Parents Teacher Association (UPTA) in welcoming new families and involving myself in many meaningful activities benefiting to all and working on with a wonderful team of parents coming from all over the world. I am now part of the staff. I am excited about keeping alive and fostering the immense sense of community that makes UISG so special. When I reflect on my years, I definitively conclude that the happiest memories are my two daughters’ graduations. It was such an exceptional time. Celebrating their achievements, as well as marking an important milestone in their life with all the stakeholders of the school, was amazing. My older daughter is now starting her Master’s degree. Time flies. In my long time at school, I have become convinced by the IB education, as this well-balanced, demanding and rigorous program is preparing our kids to become among the brightest students and well balanced adults ready to learn throughout their life. As now we are approaching the end of the school year, time comes to say goodbye to members of our community and friends. I look forward to keeping in contact and hearing all the wonderful moments that the future will bring to them!
I came to Guangzhou from France with my husband and our 4 children in September 2009 and have been a parent at UISG ever since. Moving was a huge challenge for the whole family: new continent, new country, new languages, new culture, new job, new friends and new school…. Looking backwards, I can assert with confidence that the community spirit of UISG is great and is what eventually kept us staying in Guangzhou. This is so because of the amazing people we have met, the committed strong teachers and staff delivering a great quality of education for everyone, the privilege to keep on the mother tongue instruction, the wonderful support for our kids on their learning journey in such a beautiful campus and the cherished memories on learning so much from different cultures and nationalities. We now have friends in all sides of the world, and we have the chance to meet them in various cities regularly.
My husband and I have been watching, with pride and joy, the steady progress made by our son at UISG over the years, both academically and personally. It is a school faithfully orbiting round the vision and value of the IB education showing strong commitment to continue improvement.