Merchiston International School (MIS) in Shenzhen is the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School, a top-ranked independent school located in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK with a glorious history of over 186 years. MIS is also the first international school in Shenzhen providing authentic British international education and boarding system.
Located in Longhua District in the north of Shenzhen city, MIS occupies a ground space of 20,000 square metres providing a building area of 50,000 square metres, which can accommodate 1,200 students with a maximum class size of 22. The school has opened its doors to boys and girls aged 5-18 (Years 1 to 10 and 12) on 27 August 2018.
English is the primary language of instruction in MIS. Students from Years 1 to 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 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
Through an innovative curriculum blending the essence of the best of both western and eastern cultures, we aim to inspire young people to become global citizens in the pursuit of personal excellence in all things with a passion for life-long learning.
To give every student the capacity and confidence to live in a diverse, uncertain world, and to make that life as rich as possible. More specifically we aim to encourage diligence, pride in achievement, honesty and independence, to face challenge, to accept responsibility, to show concern for others and the environment and to develop wider skills and interests.
Our main objective is always to motivate students to try their best and to strive to achieve the highest levels possible in all areas – academic, cultural, sporting, service, leadership – and simply to live together as part of a nurturing, inclusive community.
Merchiston International School (MIS) students are encouraged to make the most of their talents, and to look after one another in a safe, caring environment, to ensure that school life is a happy time for all.
In the pursuit of excellence, we place great emphasis on two critical relationships namely – the relationship between students and staff and the relationship between school and home. Thus, together as one harmonious community, we can prepare our students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
To provide the best possible student support and pastoral care in a first-class international boarding and day school, with high quality child protection and safeguarding policies and procedures.
To achieve the highest possible academic standards, in an environment where lifelong learning is fostered.
To develop an appreciation of art, drama and music for life.
To instil a lifelong love of sport.
To develop an awareness of environmental issues.
To nurture students to be caring, respectful and tolerant, enterprising yet service focused and prepared for whatever their chosen field of endeavour may be.
STATEMENT OF VALUES
Our community of students, teachers, support and administrative staff and parents, fosters all aspects of education including the sciences and the arts. We encourage a spirit of philanthropy, understanding and citizenship and the attributes of bravery, creativity and high moral standards and ethics.
“Ready Ay Ready” —— Motto of Merchiston Castle School