A World Leading Contemporary Boarding School

This purpose-built residential facility for students Grades 6 to 12 provides a safe, supportive and productive environment that brings together international students living in China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), South-East Asia and from around the world.

The Science City Boarding House provides families near and far with two residential options:


Engaged Community

The ISA Science City Boarding House is a welcoming, safe and supportive community, providing boarders with a home-away-from-home. Our programme focuses upon each student’s emotional, social, physical and cultural needs. Our balanced model of care is delivered by a dedicated team of Boarding staff, mentors, academic supervisors, teachers and medical practitioners. 

Our Boarding House welcomes local, regional and international students, reflecting the diversity upon which the School is being created. Students can learn how to engage across cultures, instilling a unique world-view that will serve them throughout life, a key commitment that our school has as we prepare global citizens.

Beyond the Classroom

It is an expectation that all of our boarders are fully involved in the many learning opportunities provided to them both at the school and within the boarding community. All boarders are monitored, supported and guided with their academic development, assisting them in striving towards significant goals. 

Beyond academics, all boarders should be involved in at least one of the core Arts activities, with options including music, theatre and visual arts. Further still, an active healthy life is an important facet of Science City school life, with all boarders being involved in a minimum of two sporting teams during the academic year.

The ISA Science City Boarding House is a community of students who, with great support and mentoring, is guided to become fully engaged members of society, developing skills and knowledge across their academics, sports, arts and community service which will prepare them well to become world leaders.

Academic Support

Each week night, a programme of structured academic extension helps students consolidate classroom learning. Independent and small group sessions, supported by mentors, will assist students as they complete homework and assignments.

From 7.30pm each night, the Boarding House becomes a quiet zone, providing an environment suitable for focused study. Boarders have full access to the key academic facilities, as appropriate, for their study and academic development.

The ISA Science City Boarding House program also assists students in areas such as university and career guidance, life skills and well-being.

Weekend Activities

Our weekend programme provides boarding students the opportunity for structured and unstructured time. Beyond academics, sports, arts and community service, our boarding students have the opportunity to experience a guided exploration of the ancient city of Guangzhou, as well as further across the Greater Bay Area. Weekend time also enables boarders with time to relax and refresh after a busy week at school.

Residential Staff

ISA Science City ensures that every boarder is provided the highest level of care and support. There will be 24/7 supervision throughout the term time.

Our Boarding Staff are led by a highly experienced suite of Boarding Leaders, ensuring that the quality of our facility is more than matched by the outstanding quality of our staff.

Safety & Security

Your child’s safety is our highest priority. Each student is issued with a personalised electronic swipe card, allowing access to their own apartment, as well as common areas.

Security staff are onsite at all times, supported by CCTV of all areas of the school facility. Campus buildings and gates are locked every night, and all doors and windows are alarmed.

Healthy Services

Our onsite Boarding staff understand each student’s health history. All staff are trained in first aid.

Our Science City Boarding House Health Centre is staffed by a registered nurse seven days per week and there are additional medical professionals on call 24/7.

Contemporary Facility

The ISA Science City Boarding House differs greatly from traditional dormitory environments seen in China and in other Asian locations. Our contemporary facilities is catering for a student population of up to 500 boarding students, with the facility providing an optimal mix of private and communal space. The Science City Boarding House is comprised of 14 floors of residential apartments residences for girls and boys. Students are allocated to their area according to gender and grade level.

Boarders reside within the ISASC campus and have extended access to our world-leading facilities. This additional access includes the sports centre, gymnasium, basketball and badminton courts, running track and football pitch, music and drama studios, library and indoor swimming pool. It is an extraordinary opportunity for adolescents to reside within a space and guided by outstanding mentors, during this significant development time of their life.


Our architecturally designed boarding house comprises air-conditioned quad-share rooms, an open-plan lounge, kitchenette, private and group study areas. This is provided on each floor of our boarding facility.

The quad-share bedrooms provide students ample space for private study, sleep and socialisation.

Dining as A Community

Meals are served by our professional catering staff in the communal dining area. Wednesday night is designated as the Head of School dinner, a time where student performers and guest speakers, in addition to our Head of School, will join the boarders for a more formal dining experience. This weekly event is seen as a key element of supporting the culture of student excellence and is another opportunity provided to our student boarders.

Laundry Services

Fresh laundry is provided through our convenient laundry services. Students simply deliver their personal items two times per week to our laundry service to be laundered and returned. They may also make use of our washing machines, dryers, and ironing boards with the assistance of their residential mentor.