The Premier International School in Guangzhou
Established in 1981, AISG is the first international school in South China, and the only not for profit international school in Guangzhou. We are a diverse, private, co-educational day school, offering an international curriculum, guided by American educational values and principles.
Duncan and Bernadette FitzGerald chose AISG because they liked the people and the welcome it gave their family. As they prepare to head to a new challenge in Germany, they discuss how life changed for them and their two children, Robbie and Edie, over the past five years.
Simone and Nathan Lieschke and daughter Abigail thrived during their time at AISG. As they leave for a new adventure in Singapore, they explain how their 11 years here helped the whole family grow.
After eight years as a counselor at AISG, Jenny Ostermiller is taking her talents to the American School in Japan this fall. Before she leaves, she chats about small apartments, bachelor degrees and what she will miss about Guangzhou.
In 2001, Julie Lindsay and Andrew Sinclair made their first move to AISG, where Julie took the post of Elementary Homeroom Teacher and Andrew started as an English teacher. The couple left for a United Nations school in Syria in 2004 and returned to AISG in 2015. Ahead of their move to Mumbai, Julie and Andrew explain how they enjoyed AISG so much, they worked here twice!
After a wonderful six years at AISG, Will and Laura Tragert and their kids, Owen, Ella and Lucy head to a new life in Germany. They will be taking their love of AISG – and some close friends with them.
As elementary school teacher Jenny Su retires, she tells how a conversation 19 years ago brought her to a rewarding new Career in teaching. From lab specialist to Mandarin teacher, Jenny's passion was awakened at AISG and lasted for nearly two decades.
The Jacobsens arrived in Guangzhou in 2008, when subway was the only western food outlet and Er Sha was still wild and overgrown. Eleven years and lots of change later, it’s time for Karen, Glenn, and their children, Aaliyah, Josiah and Angelica to return to Canada.
Director of Athletics and Activities, Mark Elliott, and wife Suzanne, a former AISG EAL teacher, are heading to the U.S. Here they discuss their move, raising their two children around the world (son Andrew, class of ’16, daughter Sophie, class of ’19), and offer some final advice to students and alumni.
Frances Chang from the Class of 2012 credits an AISG class for igniting her passion for psychology, which eventually led her to Harvard - and now, a local initiative in Washington, D.C., supporting underprivileged families with young kids. We caught up with her to see what she’s been up to lately!
Betty lin, head of visual and performing arts at AISG, holds a special place in her students’ hearts, which is why they organized a unique send-off ahead of her upcoming move to peru.
GRADUATE ANDREW ELLIOTT (‘16) REFLECTS ON AN UNFORGETTABLE SUMMER, THANKS TO A LIFE-CHANGING FELLOWSHIP FOR YOUNG LEADERS.
Creative spirit Tammy Hong ('14) is blending her love of art and history to carve out a niche for herslef.
While the entire school community is sad to see our Director go, we’re happy and grateful for all that she leaves behind