Principal’s Welcome

It is a great pleasure to work with students in the secondary school at XIS.  As an International Baccalaureate (IB)  continuum school, students exit the Primary Years Programme at the end of grade five full of curiosity and wonder, and hungry to learn more.

As students begin the Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grade six, students face new academic and personal challenges and rapidly develop self-management skills, communication skills, and the confidence needed to meet these challenges.

 Throughout the secondary school years, students are nurtured in a safe and caring environment with attention given to their social-emotional development as well as their academic development.

By the time students complete the MYP in grade ten, they are prepared to enter the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). XIS’s IBDP is fully inclusive with options for all students. Our program is a rigorous, college preparatory program, which prepares students to enter colleges and universities around the world. Our graduates have been accepted at more than 100 different colleges and universities in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand (see the XIS Profile); they bring us great pride as they follow their dreams and contribute compassionately to the world around them.

Sincerely,

Peter Burnside
Secondary Principal

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