Shenzhen Foreign Languages School

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Shenzhen Foreign Languages School
Shenzhen Foreign Language School Teaching Block 2012-04-10 08.58.09.jpg
Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Teaching Block, 2012
NO. 1 Yantian Road, Yantian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (SH Department)
Other name深圳外国语学校
MottoPatriotism and Curiosity
School districtShenzhen City, Guangdong Province,P.R.China
PrincipalTang Jiahong
Staffabout 600
Grades1 - 12
Number of studentsabout 1500 (middle school)/ about 3000 (high school)/ about 2400 (branch)
School AnthemSailing
Admittance Rateapprox. 1.7%
Shenzhen Foreign Languages School
Simplified Chinese深圳外国语学校
Traditional Chinese深圳外國語學校

Shenzhen Foreign Languages School (SFLS is a middle school and high school in China which specializes in language studies. Located in Shenzhen, a coastal special economic zone in Guangdong Province, China, it provides students with study in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish and Russian. Besides excellence in languages, Shenzhen Foreign Languages School is well known for its performance in the Chinese university administration examination, commonly known as the Gaokao. In the 2011 Gaokao, the percentage of SFLS students admitted to undergraduate studies was 99.53%. In a 2016 ranking of Chinese high schools that send students to study in American universities, Shenzhen Foreign Language School ranked number 19 in mainland China in terms of the number of students entering top American universities.[1][2]

Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Teaching Block, 2012


Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Sports Arena, 2012

The first Principal Mr. Gong Guoxiang started the school in 1990, with nine teachers, 50 students and three classrooms. In 1994, the school, with its secondary and high school department, moved to its new site in the heart of the city at Hongli Road and Yannan Road. It was also the Center for Japanese Language Research back then.

In 2001, the school launched its branch school (Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Branch). Led by principal Ms. Wu, it is located in Longgang District, Shenzhen. However, it doesn't offer foreign languages other than English.

In 2003, the Senior High Department was moved to the seaside Yantian District, at the foot of Wutong Mountain. Today, Shenzhen Foreign Languages School has been expanded to an integrated school-system with Primary School, Secondary School, High School, Longgang Branch, and a kindergarten.


The students are involved in a variety of academic contests, extracurricular activities, varsity sports and international communication. It has a foreign exchange program with Alcester Grammar School in Warwickshire, England.

With the help of a recently established Advanced Placement center, graduates of the school have gone on abroad to become students of well-known universities such as Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Brown, Rice, Chicago, Berkeley, Stanford, Swarthmore, Cornell, Boston College, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke, and Pomona.

Student activities[edit]

  • Arts Festival
  • Foreign Languages Festival
  • Sports Festival
  • Science and Technology Festival
  • spring outing/autumn outing(two times a year,regardless of the weather)
  • Lei Feng day sale
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis

Student clubs[edit]

  • Meteorological & Astronomical Observatory(SFLSMAO)
  • Economic Association
  • Cooking Club
  • Hip Hop Club
  • Yoga Club
  • Kungfu Club
  • Music Club
  • Costume Designing Club
  • Designing Association
  • Magic Club
  • Model United Nations
  • Comic and Animation Club
  • Model Court
  • Environmental Protection Association
  • Biological Experiments Club
  • Chemistry Experiment Club
  • Chess Club
  • Frisbee Club
  • Basketball Club
  • Football Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Orienteering Club
  • Taekwondo Club

Sister schools[edit]

See also[edit]

List of Foreign Language Schools in China


  1. ^ People's Daily "" Feb 24, 2016.
  2. ^ CollegeNode Ranking ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-04-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)"

Coordinates: 22°32′52″N 114°05′37″E / 22.5479°N 114.0936°E / 22.5479; 114.0936