Headmaster’s Welcome

Nǐhǎo (你好) and welcome to Xiamen International School’s website. Whether you are a prospective family looking for just the right school, or a curious potential faculty member, we hope you find what you are looking for in our vibrant learning community.

For over 23 years, Xiamen International School (XIS) has been serving the expatriate community in Xiamen, P.R. China. XIS enrolls over 500 students and proudly offers all three International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes (i.e., Primary Years Programme for PreK to Grade 5, Middle Years Programme for Grades 6-10, and the Diploma Programme for our grade 11 and 12 students). We believe strongly students immersed in IB are well-prepared and motivated to learn and succeed throughout their lives. In fact, the IB Programme and our offerings align perfectly with our mission statement. This ensures that we develop confident and knowledgeable students who demonstrate global awareness and contribute compassionately to the world around them.

XIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an international accrediting organization founded in the United States. With accreditation by WASC and authorization by the International Baccalaureate, we continually demonstrate our serious commitment to high-quality education. We are a full member of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), which connects us with over many other international schools for foreign nationals.

Our safe, secure, and purpose-built facility is located in the Jimei District, about a 30-minute journey from the center of Xiamen. XIS provides a bus service from the main island of Xiamen and other points on the mainland to ease any transportation worries.

Again, I want to officially welcome you to the XIS website. If, by chance, you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.

With warm regards,

Deron Marvin

“We continually demonstrate our serious commitment to high-quality education.”

-Deron Marvin, Headmaster