ISA International School Science City has been designed by leading architect CPG, supported by our Guangzhou-based design institute. Within the concept and design, there is a strong emphasis on the facilities supporting teaching, learning and well-being.
The school-facilities are outstanding, setting a new benchmark for international schools in China and most certainly within the Greater Bay Area. Students utilize spaces which support academic rigor, research, collaboration, creativity, performance and innovation.
ISA Science City International School is the FIRST and ONLY K-12 International School in China to Achieve WELL Gold v2 Certification. WELL v2 is the most rigorously tested and vetted version of the WELL Building Standard (WELL) to date, making it the premier framework for advancing health and well-being around the world.
With a campus area of 78,000 square metres, our Science City School will help bring the world of education to Guangzhou, as well as preparing our students to become active global citizens.
Early Years’ students have their own special building and their own special spaces. They have stimulating classrooms, indoor and outdoor creative play spaces, and a performance hall.
The Primary school is triangular in shape to facilitate the circulation of clean air and exposure to natural light. Extensive use of glass creates a sense of openness and spaciousness. Large classrooms exist on each level, each with highly effective IT connectivity, differentiated learning spaces, and considerable natural light. There is also a specialist science laboratory, a maker laboratory, artspace, music studio, drama studio, performance auditorium, and permaculture garden.
The Secondary school, resembles a long, ‘V-shape’ with an open centre. Similar to the Primary building, this design enhances a sense of openness, spaciousness and lightness. Informal learning spaces have been created in corridors, breakout areas, and various niches and corners.
The ground floor is a wonderfully creative space comprising specialist Science and Design Hubs. Large classrooms exist on each level, each with highly effective IT connectivity, differentiated learning spaces, and considerable natural light.
The canteen is solely owned and operated by the school, offering both Chinese and Western dishes, including a full-time dining room that accommodates 700 people, a café of 80 seats and an interactive open kitchen supplied with organic food ingredients. In our multi-functional canteen, carefully selected dishes from all over the world are provided to the students; moreover, a variety of food related activities are carried out to create ISA’s special school canteen culture and enrich campus life.
Located centrally, the Auditorium seats 800 guests, has tiered seating and meets international standards of acoustics. It has advanced technology for lighting, sound and stage mobility, and highly suited to musical performances, drama productions, official ceremonies and conferences.
Elliptical in shape, and with four storeys, the library is one of the school’s centrepieces. Using extensive glass panels, natural timber and large floor openings, the library is a wonderful place for individual and group learning, especially for research, collaborative problem solving, and preparation and presentation of oral reports. The top floor of the library has been reserved for Senior and Boarding students to engage in private study and tutorials both in school time and after school.
The sportsfield is a key space for ISA Science City. Using the highest standard of international synthetic grass, the field is used for social and competition football, rugby. The 400 metre synthetic running track is also of a national competition standard. The field will also be used for Physical Education lessons and informal play.
Constructed with specialist timber flooring, the Indoor Sports Hall includes basketball, volleyball and badminton courts. The flexible arrangements allow high-level competition-standard courts to be configured.
The 50-metre pool in the Central Area beneath the sportsfield has been designed and constructed with the latest technology. It is a competition pool with advanced levels of water stability and electronic timing. It also has the highest international standards of water quality, air quality, and safety.
This is a 20 metre swimming pool also in the Central Area. It is a shallow pool where learn-to-swim classes will be held. It also has the highest international standards of water quality, air quality, and safety.
The international standard Boarding House is a 14-storey facility that affords students with a ‘home-away-from-home’. Each bedroom houses four students and has generous living and study space.
In addition, each floor has a contemporary-style bathroom, kitchenette, lounge room, and a designated group study area. Music practice rooms, Reception and offices exist on the ground floor. The Boarding House is fully air-conditioned, fitted with internal air purifiers, and has purified drinking water.