Guangzhou China
Clifford School

Clifford International school is a progressive cross-cultural teaching and learning environment that empowers students to be critical thinkers, contributing citizens, and life-long learners.


Clifford School (International and Manitoba Program) within Clifford Estates, Panyu, Guangdong, has a population of approximately 520 students with a staff of about 50 western teachers and 10 Chinese teachers.

   The Manitoba curriculum is implemented from grade 1 to grade 12. Clifford School also offers an Advanced Placement (AP) program for interested students. The school is audited annually by Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning. This includes curriculum reviews and ensuring mandated guidelines outlined by the province.

  • Day school tuition $14000 - $18500 USD
  • Grades for day school 1st Grade/Year 2 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Scholarships Available Yes
  • Number of Students 520
  • Year founded 2002
  • Boarding school tuition $17000 - $21500 USD
  • Grades for boarding school 1st Grade/Year 2 -
    12th Grade/Year 13
  • Curricula Canadian National
  • Type Co-ed


Manitoba (Canada)


  • The school uniform will cost 2000 rmb for elementary students and 2300 rmb for secondary students.
  • School bus fees are excluded.


Scholarships are offered to Grade 11 and 12 students who excel in individual subject areas and overall. Our top scholarship is the Clifford Peng award earned by the top scoring grade 12 International program student and the Canadian Governor General's award, given to the student with the highest average in both grades 11 and 12.


We are a Manitoba-accredited school, which means that we are supervised by the department of education in the Canadian province of Manitoba. 

Admissions Information

Entry Requirements

Students should be foreign passport holders, or residents of Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwain. Successful applicants will have good English and academic skills.

Applicant Evaluations

Students from grades 1 to 8 will complete a one-on-one entrance exam to measure their abilities in speaking, listening, reading, and writing English and math. Students from grades 9 to 11 will write an entrance exam to measure their reading, vocabulary, writing, and math skills. 

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List No


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Language of instruction English
  • ELL support Yes
  • Teacher/Student ratio 1:8
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Languages taught Mandarin
  • Number of teaching staff 67
  • Examinations available

Teacher Qualifications

Our teachers are Manitoba (Canada) qualified or a Manitoba approved equivalent. All teachers are passport holders from an English speaking country.


English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Computer, Drama, Music, Business, Visual Arts, AP Calculus, AP Economics, AP Psychology, other AP course offering vary from year to year.

Use of technology in the classroom

Each classroom is equipped with a smart board and Wifi. 

Learning Support

Our International Learning Centre provides additional English support to students from grades 1 to 8 who need to improve their English skills in order to be successful.

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Pastoral Care No
  • Do students practice religion at the school No
  • School start time 8:30
  • School end time 4:10
  • Max class size 30
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school No
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Access to an educational psychologist No
  • Average class size 25

Schools Facilities

Our school has recently installed a brand new outdoor field with stadium seating, a fully underground parking facility, and state-of-the-art gymnasium. Each classroom features a smart screen for increased integration of technology in the classroom. We have two libraries on campus to develop students’ research skills. We also have a makerspace area to encourage students to develop their STEM skills

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes
  • Percent that pursue university 97

University Destinations

We send students to top universities in Canada and all over the world. Universities that our 2021 graduates attend include the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, King's College London, and many other top 50 universities.