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Shenzhen International Foundation College

Founded in 2004 with the approval of the Education Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal Government, Shenzhen International Foundation College (SIFC) is the very first modern institute providing formal university placement service and professional international education in Guangdong Province. SIFC one of the only three authorized foundation colleges of this kind in China, and also a renowned international school providing complete American foundation education. In the United States, many private schools and academic high schools would name themselves “Preparatory Academy” so as to be separated from normal high schools.

Located near Shenzhen Bay and Shenzhen International Garden and Flower Expo. Park, SIFC is born with beautiful environment and convenient transportation. For years, SIFC has been making efforts to nurture modern civilians with healthy body, perfect personality, independent thinking, tenacious will, patriotism, and international vision.

In 2004, SIFC made great achievements in recruiting preparatory bachelor and preparatory master students. 

In 2010, adopting American Common Core State Standards (CCSS), SIFC established the first four-year American high school program in Shenzhen. The high school program took the lead in international education in Shenzhen by offering standardized exam training for TOEFL, SAT, and ACT, and also by offering AP courses for college credits. In 2013, the first 15 high school graduates from SIFC received offers from 44 renowned American universities and colleges, including UC Berkley, Boston College, University of Washington, Bryn Mawr College, and so forth. Eight graduates got an annual scholarship ranging from 2000 to 9000 US dollars. The year 2004 witnessed 26 graduates receiving offers from 51 famous universities and colleges, including Cornell University, School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), University of Illinois Urbana Champaign (UIUC) and so on.  

In 2013, SIFC recruited Grade 7 and Grade 8 students for the first time. The middle school also adopted CCSS to help students experience the study and life abroad by bringing in authorized original courses and materials. At the same time, the school also incorporated interesting teaching methods such as games, debates, speeches and role-playing into pedagogy to help students overcome the language obstacles and further understand foreign courses.

In 2014, SIFC opened Grade 6 preparatory class in the middle school. The past ten years witnessed SIFC middle and high school transferring from only 15 students at the very beginning to more than 200 students, with an increase of 13 times. Ever since 2014, SIFC has officially transferred into the first International School providing American courses from middle school to college preparation.

During the past ten years, SIFC has sent more than one thousand students to renowned universities and colleges for bachelor and master’s degree in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and Europe, including Columbia University, Cornell University, UC Berkley, Boston College, University of Washington, School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of Durham, University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, The Australian National University, The University of Sydney, Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, SKEMA (School of Knowledge Economy and Management) Business School, and so forth. More than one hundred SIFC graduates got full or partial scholarship. 

Combining the advantages of both Chinese and American education, SIFC has always taken the lead in the localization of international education through innovation and self-improvement. With the philosophy of “Student Orientation, Combination of Chinese and Western Culture, and Harmonious Development”, all the teachers in SIFC dedicate to help students reach out to the world and take their first step forward to future success!