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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Xiamen International School

Xiamen International School (XIS) was established in August 1997 and is located on the southern coast of China in Fujian Province. XIS was the first international school in Fujian Province to be authorized by the Ministry of Education to accept expatriate students. It is rapidly joining the ranks of the world’s finest schools according to international school standards and employs credentialed teachers and administrators from around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, 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, and Japan. XIS is pleased to have had high school graduating classes since 2001.

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. In addition, our students develop an appreciation for and understanding of culture, fine arts, and the humanities. Students are also guided to develop attitudes and behaviors associated with maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

What's happening at XIS?

08 June Board Meeting Summary Report Xiamen International School logo

BOARD MEETING SUMMARY REPORT  School Year 2015-2016 The Forth Board Meeting of XIS SY2015-2016 was called to order at 9:00 a.m. on May 17, 2016. At the meeting, the Board Minutes of March 2016 was approved. The two Principals debriefed the Board on the major education/academic results of SY 2015-2016 for each division respectfully. After […]


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 […]

20 April Personal Projects Completed A tenth grade student sharing her report with a teacher.

Grade 10 students have recently completed their Personal Project, the culminating experience of the Middle Years Programme. The Personal Project gives grade 10 an opportunity to produce a truly personal and often creative product or outcome and to demonstrate a consolidation of their learning in MYP, displaying their ability to inquire meaningfully into a global […]