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Nanjing International School



Council of International Schools (CIS), IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)



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Nanjing International School (NIS) is a leading non-profit international IB World school. Founded in 1992, NIS is the oldest international school in Nanjing and the first IB Continuum School in China. We are proud to be fully accredited by CIS, WASC, and the IB. We offer an innovative International Baccalaureate Pre-K to 12 curriculum that puts students at the centre of their learning. We are the only independent, non-profit international school in the city, with over 600 students from over 35 nationalities - making us the largest and most diverse in Nanjing.

We are an inclusive learning community that lives our mission of inspiring international mindedness, personal excellence, and creative thinking. We want to live our mission, and to do so, we approach everything through the lens of our innovative and award-winning Strategy: "Student Voice and Student Choice and Burst the Bubble." Our experienced teachers are not just experts in teaching but also learning, and are passionate about their work - they truly care about their students. With our globally-recognised IB diploma and personalised pathway programmes, our graduates are accepted into their choice of top colleges and universities around the world.

Our world-class LEED-certified green campus is second to none in Nanjing, standing out among the top schools in China and beyond. Exterior traditional Chinese themes connect us with our host country, while our 21st Century interiors reflect classroom designs that optimise inquiry-based learning. As the only non-profit international school in Nanjing, we enjoy the facilities of a school twice our size.

Take a virtual tour of our amazing campus here:

NIS's location in Nanjing is second to none — we are ideally situated in the heart of Xianlin University City, right across the street from great international restaurants and cafes, shopping, metro, and walking distance from some of the best residential areas in town. Our Primary and Secondary school sections, as well as our community Centre, are part of one expansive, purpose-built 85,800sqm campus, providing integrated environments covered by our state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system.

We are proud of being a true international school in the ancient cultural centre of China. Coming to NIS and living in Nanjing is an opportunity not to be missed.

Hear what our teachers love about working at NIS:

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Starting Salary Range

US$53,500 - $62,500 (this is paid in Chinese currency so the amount in other leading currencies appreciates in value) - this is a net amount.


100% paid by school

Savings Potential

Single - $20,000. Couple can easily live on one salary with all travel.


School provides an allowance based on family size. At NIS we have no restrictions on number of dependents so the larger the family the larger the allowance up to the ceiling.


Annual to home of residence.


Can be negotiated into housing deal. This differs based on the style of house or apartment chosen by the teacher.


Usually furnished.

Moving Allowance

We set an annual amount to offset costs.

Dependent Opportunities

Full paid for all children with no limit on number of children


Worldwide insurance (limit for USA)


No cover


General cover to an annual negotiated limit with insurers

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When we had a teacher decide to take another job in mid-July, we were left with few options. Historically, it was a tough position to fill. Within 24 hours of posting the position on Schrole, we were able to offer a contract to a more-qualified educator.

Matthew R Merritt Secondary School Principal
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