Shenzhen Enlighten International School

A high-end boarding American style international school with complete facilities

Shenzhen Enlighten International School (SEIS) is an American style K-12 education system. SEIS adopts California public education and adheres to American Universities' standards. Our school effectively integrates international education into the Chinese student community. SEIS has established itself as a prominent international school in China and has gained recognition from global education systems. We take great pride in offering high-quality education to our society.

Curriculum System

The SEIS curriculum system introduces the teaching curriculum of international high schools that is accepted by American universities. It includes original and high-quality teaching materials, creates a strong academic atmosphere for international education, adopts the standard curriculum and credit system common to higher education overseas, and aims to provide every student with the best educational opportunities through tiered education, course selection, one-person-one-advisor, and guidance for further studies.

Leadership and teamwork

International universities prioritize the holistic growth of their students. They equip student leaders with the skills to oversee extracurricular activities from various angles and organizational departments, and involve them in school administration. This approach fosters students' proficiency in leadership, organization, management, and coordination.

With a heart for the public good and a sense of social responsibility

Students entering the school must seek out opportunities to engage in community service, fundraising, and public service campaigns, in order to contribute to the creation of a more harmonious society through their own initiatives.

International Perspective

SEIS has implemented a curriculum for international high schools, in line with its "holistic education" philosophy. This scientific approach combines the best of domestic and international education to nurture global talent. In international classrooms, students are encouraged to cultivate a self-exploratory and inquisitive learning method, and to excel in critical thinking.

Emphasizing STEM

S: Science, T: Technology, E: Engineering, and M: Mathematics education can better guide students toward their desired majors and careers.

Innovative classroom models

Our approach involves maintaining small class sizes and providing personalized tutoring. We also facilitate connections with universities in developed countries to foster an environment that encourages student initiative and creativity, while also promoting independent learning skills.

Realizing students' potential in terms of academic and personal characteristics

The SEIS helps students achieve their academic and personal potential, preparing them for success in higher education and in life.

SEIS focuses on cultivating students’ individuality, independence, leadership and professional ability. The independent learning mode of small class teaching (about 15 students per class) can effectively enhance students’ interest in learning, tailor the teaching to the material and give full play to each student’s potential, help students complete the transition to first-class international education in China, and really let them adapt to study abroad in advance, adapt to the overseas, and realize and overseas local students! We help students to complete the transition to first-class international education in China and let them adapt to study abroad in advance so that they can realize the competition with overseas local students.

Students at SEIS have a number of clubs and organizations to choose from, including fitness, basketball, music, musical instruments, and robotics, which give students the space to show their talents to the fullest. In addition, students enjoy a wide variety of campus activities such as The Voice, dance competitions, drama festivals, dubbing contests, Halloween events, and more.

US Principal: Dr. David Chen
Chinese Principal: Ms. Joan Zhou

Leadership and Faculty

Dr. Chen, U.S. principal has been teaching in the U.S. for 35 years. During this time, he has personally trained numerous Chinese students to enroll in prestigious U.S. universities like Harvard, Yale, University of California at Berkeley, and University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he has played a key role in helping many Chinese children achieve their dream of receiving a U.S. education.

Dr. Chen not only has deep educational attainments, but also is a famous college guidance expert, is one of the few international education consulting professional doctorate in the U.S., trained a large number of international career elites, he is good at helping students to choose majors and career planning through the comprehensive assessment of students’ interests, psychological and academic levels, etc. Most of the students who have been guided by him can develop successfully in their professional fields after graduation.

Advisor of international education

Lawrence "Larry" T. Geraty (born 1940) is an American academic who served as education leader. He received a doctorate from Harvard University. Prior to his presidency at La Sierra University. He has also served as president of Oriental Institute at Harvard University. He is one of the outstanding educators in the world.

In 2007 he was recognized as "Citizen of the Year" by the local Chamber of Commerce in his adopted town of Riverside, California. He was also honored in a speech by Rep. Ken Calvert in the U.S. House of Representatives.

College placement information

SEIS graduates are admitted to the following top colleges

US Top Colleges

  • Duke University
  • Northwestern University
  • Rice University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Georgetown University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Emory University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • University of Washington University
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • University of Georgia
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute

UK Top Colleges

  • UCL (University College London) 
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Manchester 
  • King’s College London 
  • University of Bristol 
  • The University of Warwick
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Nottingham
  • the University of Sheffield

Top College of other regions

  • University of Sydney 
  • Monash University 
  • University of Queensland 
  • University of Western Australia
  • The University of Adelaide
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University 
  • City University of Hong Kong 
  • University of Toronto 
  • McGill University 
  • University of Waterloo


Futian Center: Recruit and Record Office, Building D3, Jingji Riverside Times Square, Shatou Street, Futian District, Shenzhen
Bao’an Campus: Zhoushi Road, Shiyan Street, Bao’an District, Shenzhen
Nanshan Campus: 3rd Floor, Nanyuan Comprehensive Building, No. 62 Dengliang Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Telephone: (+86) 17724721295