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?


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 […]

01 April International Day Students gather after our International Day Parade.

On Thursday, 31st March we were blessed with sunshine. The weather contributed in part to the great success of our International Day celebration. Our students proudly sported their country colours and costumes on this special day where we not only recognised the many cultures represented at XIS but also celebrated our “Unity in Diversity”. The day started with […]