Approach To Learning:

Performing and Fine Arts are a strong focus throughout the curriculum while playing an important role in providing a holistic and inclusive education. Students have many opportunities throughout their time at XIS to develop their passion and appreciation for Performing and Fine Arts. Students explore a wide range of topics that aim to develop their curiosity and creativity. Ensuring a lifelong passion for the arts is an essential aim for the Visual Arts and Music program. The key to this aim is teaching fundamental skills, keeping lessons engaging and building upon students’ prior knowledge.    


4 Specialist Art Studios

4 Specialist Music Classrooms

3 Music practice rooms

1 Multi-Purpose Performance Area

Features of the Programme

  • Pre-K to G5 students follows the PYP curriculum
  • Grade 4 – 5 are automatically enrolled in the Music Performance Programme. The program allows students to learn one of the following instruments, alto saxophone, clarinet, flute, violin, cello or voice.
  • Grade 6 to Grade 10 students follow the MYP curriculum. Grade 9 students have the opportunity to specialize in either Visual Arts or Music.
  • As part of their Diploma, Grade 11 students can choose either Visual Arts or Music as one of their Group 6 subjects.

Major Events

Each year students from Grade 6 – 12 have the opportunity to attend the annual ACAMIS Cultural Convention and audition for the International School Choral Music Festival. Students have the opportunity to perform in any of the three annual concerts Holiday Bazaar, Spring Concert and Summer Rockout to Jamboree concert. Every year students are able to take part in the Whole School Musical Production which is a key event in the school year. Visual Art students have the opportunity throughout the year to display their work. Each year DP Visual Arts Students are expected as part of their assessment to create an exhibition that is very popular with XIS Community.