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?


BOARD MEETING SUMMARY REPORT The First Board Meeting of XIS SY2016-2017 was called to order at 9:00 a.m. on Sept 6, 2016. At the meeting, the Board Minutes of May 2016 was approved. Mr. Peter Burnside, the SS Principal debriefed the Board on the major education/academic goals of SY 2016-2017. The Board also reviewed the ES Principal’s […]

18 October EARCOS Collaboration Workshop at XIS earcos

EARCOS Weekend Workshop: Collaboration Skills With Margaret MacLean The weekend of September 24 and 25 (2016) saw participants gather at Xiamen International School (Xiamen, PRC) for a workshop on Collaboration Skills and Practices led by Margaret MacLean. Over the two days, participants worked on the fundamentals of collaborative group skills.  Through a self-analysis of personal […]

22 September XIS Community Works Together to Reopen School Following Typhoon Meranti 众志成城齐心奋战“莫兰蒂”强台风灾后重建校园纪实 10

为国际学生撑起安全的校园 厦门国际学校教职员工众志成城齐心奋战“莫兰蒂”强台风灾后重建校园纪实   2016年9月15日,适逢我校中秋放假期间,第14号强台风“莫兰蒂”正面登陆厦门,全市受灾严重,我校校园也不例外。操场、图书馆、走廊和教室积水、粗壮树木被拦腰折断甚至连根拔起、残枝断木倒伏在所有进出车道、多处门窗天窗破损甚至被吹走、周边建筑工地尖碎伤人材料吹入校园足球场和学生活动场,美丽校园面目全非。魏伟强副校长第一时间把学校受灾情况向邓渊源执行副董事长和胡全军执行董事报告,邓副董事长马上做出指示,胡董事和美籍中学部主任Peter Burnside尽速赶到学校了解灾情,指导、参与抢险救灾工作。过后邓副董事长亲自到学校现场检查指导和亲自参与全校教职员工排查安全隐患的清障清洁工作。在这场被称为“厦门自建国以来最强台风”的考验面前,全体保洁人员、花工、安全保卫人员、电工和部分后勤行政人员在董事会和学校行政团队的领导下,全力以赴,不分昼夜,迅速投入抢险救灾,6天抢险救灾的一幕幕令人动容。