About XIS

Xiamen International School was established in August, 1997 and was the first international school in Fujian Province to be authorized by the Ministry of Education to accept expatriate students.

Learning at XIS

The faculty and staff of Xiamen International School are committed to developing young people into self-directed learners, effective communicators, creative and analytical problem solvers and globally minded citizens.

Beyond the Classroom

We believe that a balance of academics and other experiences is integral to a child's development. We offer a variety of programs for students to explore their creativity, improve their health and expand their horizons.

Careers at XIS

A career at Xiamen International School is a rewarding experience. Our staff enjoy working with dedicated students, professional development opportunities and living in a unique city.

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Background and Mission

At XIS our mission is to inspire and develop confident, knowledgeable students who enjoy lifelong learning, demonstrate global awareness, and contribute compassionately to the world around them.

Xiamen International School (XIS) was established in August 1997 and is located on the southern coast of China in the Fujian Province. XIS was the first international school in Fujian to be authorized by the Ministry of Education to accept expatriate students. It is rapidly joining the ranks of the world’s finest schools by adhering to international school standards and by employing credentialed, passionate and experienced educators from around the world, including the United States, Columbia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Spain and China.

The school offers the three International Baccalaureate Programmes (PYP, MYP and DP) across the years PreK-12 to students from twenty-nine different countries and regions including the United States, Taiwan, Korea, Australia, England, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and Japan. XIS is pleased to have had high school graduating classes since 2001.

What's happening at XIS?

04 January Music News

ACAMIS Cultural Convention 25th 27th November 2016 On the 25th November, 13 students from G7-G12 participated in the annual ACAMIS Cultural Convention hosted by The International School Macau. Students got together with over 150 students from international schools across China. The festival  involved students developing their talents in the Performing and Visual Arts, which concluded […]


BOARD MEETING SUMMARY REPORT The Second Board Meeting of XIS SY2016-2017 was called to order at 9:00 a.m. on Dec 6, 2016. At the meeting, the Board Minutes of September 2016 was approved. Then the Headmaster debriefed the Board on the Personnel Projections of next year. Based on the data provided in the report, it has shown […]

21 November Christmas concert 圣诞音乐会

               It is my pleasure to invite you and your family to the Music Department’s 2016 Whole School Winter concert, which is due to take place in the school canteen, from 2.00pm – 3.20pm on Thursday 8th December. The concert will feature whole class and small selected groups from Grade […]