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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Background and Mission

At XIS 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.

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

What's happening at XIS?

07 February XIS Music News

It has been a busy start to the New Year for the XIS Music Department. From the 20th to the 21st January, XIS hosted the first ever Musical Futures workshop in China. This workshop brought together 25 music teachers from around Asia to explore informal learning. From the 31st of January to the 4th of February, two senior students accompanied […]

12 December XIS Secondary Academic Day

The Secondary House Academic Day took place recently, this event is part of the four house days that the XIS House system puts on every year. This year’s version of Academic Day saw a small change in the format from the previous years, and was designed to challenge students in making connections between subject areas. The […]


The XIS Model United Nations program is proud to announce that Grade 11 student Alex Choi has been selected, by one of the most prestigious MUN simulations in Asia (BEIMUN) held at the International School of Beijing (ISB), as President of the International Criminal Court (ICC).   BEIMUN is held yearly in March – this year is the […]