Nanjing International School offers students at all grade levels opportunities to participate in 10 different competitive sports.
We welcome competitive, passionate student-athletes as well as those who would like to experience a new sport. Our programme seeks to provide a supportive environment where each individual can develop and grow. With an emphasis on sportsmanship, each student-athlete is challenged to learn and develop new skills, embrace the value of working together to achieve common goals, and become empowered to stretch their boundaries and self-expectations.
NIS offers Basketball, Football, Volleyball, Badminton, Swimming, Track & Field, Cross Country, Table Tennis, Golf, Softball, and Touch Rugby.The inclusive aspect of our Sports Teams is truly important to us. NIS strives to ensure that every student can take part in a team if they are willing to put in the work and effort required. Even at the most competitive level, if the student doesn't make it to that final squad of players, we encourage them to try out anyway, participate, and keep coming to practices. They can still be part of the team, trainings, and still improve and enjoy.
The main purpose of our Sports Teams is to generate interest in students and create an environment where they want to participate in sports beyond school. Our goal is to keep them active but help maintain a balance with their academic studies.
View our Sports Teams catalog here to see our detailed offerings.
Member Athletic Conferences and Associations
NIS has an extensive sports exchange programme with other international schools located locally, within China, and beyond.
As a member of the Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools (ACAMIS), NIS students regularly enjoy opportunities to compete in a broad and balanced inter-school athletic program that is an integral part of their educational experience. NIS is also a member of many other national and regional associations.
- Southern China International Schools Athletic Conference (SCISAC)
- Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS)
- China International Schools' Sporting Association (CISSA)
- Shanghai International Schools Athletic Conference (SISAC)
- Shanghai Swim League (SSL)