About XIS

Established in 1997, XIS is an independent international day school located in the beautiful coastal city of Xiamen in the Fujian Province of the People’s Republic of China. The first international school in the Fujian Province to be authorized by the Ministry of Education to serve the expatriate community, XIS is considered the premier international school providing an education to students from 30 countries.

XIS is a fully authorized IB World School, offering the Primary Years (Grades PK-5), Middle Years (Grades 6-10) and Diploma (Grades 11-12) Programs. The school has been accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) since 2001. The language of instruction is English.

XIS students are encouraged to become globally minded, empathetic inquirers who maintain high levels of academic achievement. Students also develop an appreciation for cultural understanding, performing and visual arts, humanities, community service, and physical and social-emotional wellness and development.

The XIS Difference

Why is XIS the international school of choice in Xiamen?

Over 80% of our faculty hold advanced degrees, and the average number of years of teaching experience is 12.

We are a diverse community with over 40 nationalities represented.

XIS develops independent, confident, and open-minded thinkers.

Our students attend reputable, well-known universities around the world. View our students’ university acceptances 2016-2020.

We are an IB World School, the only school in Xiamen offering all three of the prestigious and internationally recognized IB programs.

An average of 74% of XIS seniors earn a bilingual IB Diploma—the world average is 25%.

We have a warm community, family environment where every child is valued.

XIS students participate in international school regional athletics, arts, and cultural leagues and conferences: ACAMIS, SCISAC, and ISCMS.