Ningbo International School (NBIS) was founded in September 2005 by Wanli Education Group of Zhejiang Province. Currently located No. 1188 Yangfan Road,Ningbo National Hi-tech Zone, the school’s facilities include spacious, air-conditioned classrooms with additional air purifiers; a library, an artificial grass football (soccer) pitch, athletics field and running track, art room, an auditorium, drama suite, music suite, computer and science laboratories and extensive playground areas.
NBIS is an international school only enrolls children with foreign passports or Hong Kong and Taiwan Residences. Currently 330 international students from 50 different countries are enrolled! And we are growing fast!
Our pedagogical approach fosters and exploits the innate abilities and unique potential of children to be active stakeholders in their own development and learning. The focus remains firmly on the teaching of practical, real-life skills rather than textbook theory: authentic learning rather than decontextualised and classroom-based tasks.
NBIS offers the Australian Accountability Framework (ACARA) from Pre-School to Grade 8, followed by Cambridge courses – IGCSE in Years 9 and 10, AS Levels in Year 11, and A Levels in Year 12.
Mandarin Chinese is taught throughout the school.
English Language Support and Learning Support are facilitated by the provision of two teachers per class till Secondary School.
Whole-school activities include Extra Curricular activities, International Day, a Winter Concert, Drama and Music Days, Primary and Secondary Science Fairs, Sports Day, Interschool Sport, Chinese Cultural Day and Water Day.
NBIS is fortunate to have a strong team of faculty members and support staff. 23 Foreign teachers are overseas qualified and experienced. All have recognized teaching qualifications as well as subject specialisation qualifications.
NBIS is a great school, with excellently behaved students, very competent staff, positive input from parents, credible curriculum offerings and strong, ongoing support from the government.
IN FEBRUARY 2017, NBIS (IN COOPERATION WITH THE WANLI EDUCATION GROUP AND THE NINGBO HIGH TECH ZONE GOVERNMENT) RELOCATED TO NEW, STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES ON A BRAND NEW CAMPUS ABOUT 4 KILOMETRES FROM THE CURRENT LOCATION.
FROM AUGUST 2017, NBIS WILL INTRODUCE THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE OF ENGLAND IN PRE-SCHOOL TO RECEPTION CLASSES, AND THE CAMBRIDGE PRIMARY CURRICULUM IN GRADES 1-6.
Many of our classes are full, and for some there is already a waiting list. Parents interested in registering their children should contact the school without delay to avoid disappointment.