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Nanjing International School provides opportunities to participate in 10 different competitive sports for students at all grade levels.

We welcome 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 Floor Hockey.

Ruth Clarke

Andy Romero

Athletics Director

Mr. Romero has been coaching and advocating for student athletes for 20+ years at various competitive levels. His passion for sport is something he hopes to spread to as many athletes and potential athletes as possible. 

Teamwork. Respect. Commitment.

Athletics provides students with daily practice of the life skills needed to become a functioning adult. A season’s worth of practice shows the benefits and satisfaction provided by hard work. The sacrifice of individual glory for the benefit of the team reinforces qualities needed to be part of a community that is bigger than oneself.

The inclusive aspect of Athletics 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 participate and keep coming to practices. They can still be part of the team, trainings, and still improve and enjoy.

The main purpose of Athletics 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.

Athletic Conferences and Associations

students in a group

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.


Swimming and aquatic activities form an integral part of teaching and learning, athletic competition, and community life at NIS.

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The Arts

The inclusive Arts curriculum at NIS allows for both responses to and the creation of artwork, whether musical or dramatic.

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Student Activities

Our Primary School offers diverse activities, including culture, crafts, performing arts, and sports for Grades 1-5. In Secondary School, students engage in clubs, performing arts, and service to develop skills, interests, and leadership opportunities.

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