Welcome to Utahloy International School Guangzhou (UISG) website. As you continue through the site you will learn more about our students, faculty, programmes and facilities.
The school has become known for its stimulating, supportive, caring environment. Located on the edge of a beautiful lake, nestled into forested hillsides it is only 20 minutes from the centre of Guangzhou. Most classrooms and outdoor areas overlook the lake. The School has spacious and attractive grounds, creating a healthy, safe and pleasant environment for students. UISG has been providing an exceptional academic programme for the international community since 1998. The school commenced with 50 children in kindergarten and primary classes. It now offers an international education from K – 12 for more than 900 expatriate students who represent over 50 nationalities.
UISG is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It is also authorised by the International Baccalaureate to provide the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. Academic rigour is assured, due to the IB frameworks and high calibre of international teachers employed. The teaching staff comprises well-qualified teachers, recruited from: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland, the U.K., and the U.S.A. UISG students achieve outstanding IB Diploma results every year that enable them to enrol in universities all around the world, in the US, UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, to name just a few.
Mother tongue languages are sustained and developed within the curriculum. Students develop an academic vocabulary, expand their language usage, and study literature and culture in their mother tongue programme. Languages currently offered in Mother Tongue include: Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, German, Spanish and Italian.
The Arts are celebrated through music, drama, dance and visual art. Students have the opportunity to study these subjects to IB Diploma level.
Providing a range of healthy activities characterises our approach to a well-balanced physical development programme. Students gain an understanding of the importance of fitness in their P.E. lessons, sports teams, outdoor education camps, sports tournaments, and the whole-school Fit-for-life initiative.
The host country language and culture are studied through Chinese language classes, integrated units of work in the classroom and field trips in the region. Global citizenship is developed through: community service projects; environment sustainability action awareness; Roots and Shoots, Global Issues Network, and Model United Nations participation. Our emphasis on languages and multilingual communication also helps to develop global citizens. We are proud of Utahloy’s commitment to the development of internationally-minded students, who will benefit personally from their global connections and help create a better world. Please come and visit to see for yourself.
Dr. Michael Wylie
Head of School
Utahloy International School Guangzhou (UISG)