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?

26 May 2017-2018 School Calendar Confirmed 2017-2018学年校历最终稿

The XIS 2017-2018 School Calendar has been confirmed by the board. To see the calendar, you can click on the link below, or go to the top menu bar on this page and hover over calendar. 厦门国际学校2017-2018学年校历已经董事会通过。请点击下方链接,或浏览本页上方的菜单,点击菜单栏处的日历即可查看。 2017-2018 XIS Calendar    

10 May XIS House Global Awareness Day

The XIS secondary school recently completed its 4th annual Global Awareness Day celebration, this year’s focus, “Happiness”. The day is the culmination of four, unique, all day Secondary House events that the school puts on each year. Through the House System, which is made up of four unique groups, Red Roosters, Yellow Tigers, Green Monkeys […]


Due to a large number of returning and new elementary students (Grades PreK-5) coming to XIS, I am asking that those parents who are considering entrance to our school to please contact our Admissions Officer (Ms. Julia Su) in order to verify what availability there may be at the elementary level.  There may or may not be openings in certain […]