Xiamen International School began in 1997 in a section of Ying Cai School. Three years later, just across the road, construction begin on a new purpose-built 33,000 square meter Pre-K to 12 international school campus in Xiamen’s rapidly developing Jimei District. In August 2002, XIS students moved into their new campus. The campus, with convenient access to the MTR station stop and all major arteries, is just 25 minutes from central Xiamen City. Most students access XIS by our modern fleet of school buses.
The campus, with convenient access to the MTR station stop and all major arteries, is just 25 minutes from central Xiamen City.
The school facility consists of three connected buildings housing all enrolled students from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. In addition to the well-resourced general classrooms, XIS students enjoy three art studios, two IT labs, a design lab, a 3-D printer lab, three music rooms (with several practice rooms attached), and three science labs. A large library, serving the XIS community, holds over 30,000 volumes. Nestled next to the library, on the ground floor of the elementary school building, is the newly constructed early childhood center with an adjacent free-play outdoor center.
On the east side of the XIS campus is a full-sized soccer pitch, several outdoor multi-sport courts, a track, and a tennis court. On the top level of our facilities is our air-conditioned gymnasium and indoor swimming pool.
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 11.
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.
XIS is accredited by WASC (for 20 years) and authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (15 years).
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.
We are the longest established international school in Xiamen, delivering a world-class education for 25 years.