Do you want to be a member of a team that would become the standard bearer of immersion education in China?

  • The first comprehensive U.S. style dual language immersion elementary school in southern China for Chinese nationals.
  • Inquiry and standard-based curriculum based on Marzano, Conley and Hattie’s research.
  • Integrated language and literacy development best practice across the curriculum.
  • Action research on paradigm shift from result focused learning to process driven learning in China.
  • Purpose built instructional facility in Shenzhen, China; 30 minutes from Hong Kong, one hour’s ferry crossing to Macau.

The NCIC-Immersion School, an independent division out of the Nanshan Chinese International College, opened in August 2016. Located inside the campus of one of the top independent schools in the city, the school currently provides a Kindergarten to Grade 2 lower elementary program in its founding year. Additional grade levels will be added in subsequent years through Grade 8, and later Grade 9 through 12. NCIC-Immersion uses a standard- based curriculum, adopting the Common Core States Standards for its framework. The school promotes a dual language immersion model based on current language research and is committed to action research as part of the ISS World Language Initiative for English as an Additional Language.

Our Mission

NCIC-Immersion provides a holistic education that balances social, emotional, academic and physical success through a challenging and progressive learner-centered program, nurturing our learners to become skilled Negotiators, Collaborators, Inquirers, and Complex Thinkers in a changing world.


Shenzhen is a major city in the Guangdong Province, China, located in the Pearl River Delta. Situated immediately north of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the area was China’s first Special Economic Zone instituted in late 1979 as a result of the policy for reform and opening. Shenzhen was one of the fastest growing cities in the world during the 1990s and 2000s. Current metropolitan area population is over 18 million. The city is a major financial center in southern China, and is dubbed as China’s Silicon Valley due to its high concentration of technology companies. The newly established Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone -­- Shenzhen Qian Hai area is intended to deepen liberation of trade services between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, and to streamline foreign investment and cooperation. In the decade to come, Shenzhen will continue to see growth and development.

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