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SIP Foreign Language School. Has a so-so reputation, but has not been established long. I have several Chinese friends either looking or have already sent their children there. I think it’s around RMB16k per annum. There is a better school in SND. But you should be able to get your child into an experimental school for a smaller fee. I’ll ask around.

You may also needs to check if the curriculum is accepted in your home country(if you plan to go back). From what I have heard, some international schools in China are not accepted in the UK.

If you’re a teacher (i.e. a qualified teacher), you could apply for a job at one of the international schools, and your kid could then attend.

Chinese are not allowed to go to international schools, however some of these schools have now adopted the local curriculum and as a result have also been allowed to take on local kids. So one school two systems, one for expats and one for locals and I would guess some difference in tuition.

The international schools are quite expensive and will continue being so as long as foreign companies are willing to pay for it for their expat employees.

There are private Chinese schools in Suzhou. As I know, there is one in SND which is very established. My daughter went to SIP Foreign Language School, which is located at the east part of SIP.