About ISS Asia Pacific Office

While our global work and services are centralized through our headquarters in Princeton, NJ USA, we have a dedicated Asia Pacific Office which allows us to have frequent, on-the-ground support throughout China and southeast Asia.

For more than thirty years ISS has been starting and managing high quality international schools in China and South East Asia.

To recognize the importance of education to the Asia Pacific region, International Schools Services established a base in the city of Shenzhen from where our team of professionals can provide global advice with a local context.  ISS works closely with investors and government to provide a unique range of services to support the establishment and efficient management of schools. Every community is different and so each school is unique to meet the needs of parents, owners and local authorities.

Primary Services

The Asia Pacific office of ISS hosts professional development and training sessions through the year in Shenzhen, and on-site consultancy in China, Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand. Our experienced team provides expert advice in Finance, Human Resource, Teaching and Learning, Strategic Planning, and Governance matters. Our team can draw on the global resources of ISS, which has the largest footprint of any school services company and bring local knowledge to each project.

If you are seeking to establish a new school project, improve the management of an existing school, or enhance your overall school quality, the ISS Asia Pacific Office has the services and personnel to assist you.

School Start-Up and Management

Opening a school in China or in the wider Asia-Pacific area requires a finessed understanding of local regulations and cultural needs, beyond the critical requirement of how to open and operate a thriving, world-class school. The seasoned ISS team has experience in working with investors, philanthropists, and educational supporters to bring their goals to fruition. The ISS team can provide assistance with starting either nonprofit or for-profit international schools that can support a variety of student populations, including Chinese citizens, dual citizens, or a blend of students from around the world.

Download Bilingual Brochure »

Are you looking for support in another region of the world? Read about our global School Start-Up and Management services.

School Supply

ISS offers customized purchase services for a variety of best-in-class options in school supply. We can help you obtain the leading brands and products at a low cost to you and navigate customs requirements, by leveraging our worldwide network and logistical support. We can also support your local school supply procurement.

Download Bilingual Brochure »

Are you looking for support in another region of the world? Read about our global School Supply services.

Professional Learning

Our Level 5 Creativity and Innovation Hub China offers a wealth of professional development events in Shenzhen, China.  In addition, the Asia Pacific office provides added learning opportunities in administration, curricula, and best practices for educators and leaders interested in international education.

View Level 5 events »

Contact us for added training »

Asia Pacific Team

Greg Smith
Vice President, Asia Pacific

Lila Leung
ISS-ULink General Manager

Carlene Hamley
Director of School Development, Asia Pacific

Hailan Zhou
Director of External Affairs and School Development Advisor, Asia Pacific

Brent Wang
Director of Finance & Business

Connie Hu
School Supply Officer, Asia Pacific

Angela Ke
Administrative Assistant, Asia Pacific

Dale Cox
Senior Leadership Executive

Kurt Nordness
Senior Leadership Executive

Glenn Odland
Senior Leadership Executive

Robert Stearns
Senior Leadership Executive

Lory Thiessen
Senior Leadership Executive

Amanda DeCardy
Director, LEVEL 5 China

Learn more about the ISS leadership team.


International Schools Services. Asia Pacific China Office
Jing Shan Villas, Nanhai Blvd, Shekou, Nanshan, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067
Shekou, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518067


ISS-ULink Educational Services, Ltd is a joint venture partnership between International Schools Services (ISS) and ULink Educational Services, for the development of innovative educational models in China.

Currently there are three ISS-ULink schools: GTIIT Affiliated International SchoolNansha College Preparatory Academy, and NCIC-Immersion SchoolLila Leung is the General Manager of ISS-ULink. ISS-ULink has also developed innovative programs to train national teachers in China in western teaching pedagogy.

ISS Asia Pacific Schools

ISS has opened and managed many schools in China, southeast Asia and around the world. Here is a sampling of profiles so you can learn more about some of our schools.

Cayman International School
Camana Bay, George Town, Grand Cayman
Download Profile »

Dalian American International School
Dalian, Liaoning Province, China
Download Profile »

The Huamei Academy
at Dalian American International School

Dalian, Liaoning Province, China
Download Profile »

International School of Dongguan
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Download Profile »

Nansha College Preparatory Academy
Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
Download Profile »

Nanshan Chinese International College-Immersion School
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Download Profile »

Riffa Views International School
Riffa, Kingdom of Bahrain
Download Profile »

Shekou International School
Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Download Profile »

Sias International School
Zhengzhou, Henan, China
Download Profile »

We work with and support about twenty schools around the world. View all active ISS schools »

About International Schools Services

As a nonprofit organization, International Schools Services (ISS) has been supporting international education for more than 60 years and is deeply committed to creating world class schools.

We work with more than 500 international schools and thousands of educators each year across our comprehensive suite of services, creating the largest global footprint in international education support.

Some Local Appearances

Copy link