Message from the Headmaster

Posted on: 29 November 2015 Posted by:

Nǐhǎo (你好) and welcome to Xiamen International School’s website. Whether you are a prospective family looking for just the right school, or a curious potential faculty member, we hope you find what you are looking for. Above all, we are happy you are considering us.

For over 20 years, Xiamen International School (XIS) has been serving the expatriate community in Xiamen, P.R. China. XIS enrols over 500 students and proudly offers all three International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes (i.e., Primary Years Programme for PreK to Grade 5, Middle Years Programme for Grades 6-10, and the Diploma Programme for our grade 11 and 12 students). We believe strongly students immersed in IB are well-prepared and motivated to learn and succeed throughout their lives. In fact, the IB Programme and our offerings align perfectly to our mission statement. This ensures that we develop confident and knowledgeable students who demonstrate global awareness and contribute compassionately to the world around them.

A seven-member Board of Directors is made up of a dedicated group who are focused on the overall governance of the school and ensure adherence to our mission. The Board also ensures XIS is articulating our long-term vision.

XIS was recently re-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an international accrediting organisation founded in the United States. With accreditation by WASC and authorisation by the International Baccalaureate, we continually demonstrate our serious commitment to high-quality education. We are a full member of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), which connects us with over many other international schools for educational, cultural and sporting events/activities throughout China. We are also a full member of the East Asia Regional Conference of Overseas Schools (EARCOS). This connects us with hundreds of other schools in Southeast Asia with many benefits, including professional development for our faculty. We hold membership in the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE).

Our safe, secure, and purpose-built facility is located in the Jimei District, about a 30-minute journey from the center of Xiamen. XIS provides a bus service from the main island of Xiamen and other points on the mainland to ease any transportation worries.

Again, I want to officially welcome you to XIS. If, by chance, you have further questions, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

 

With warm regards,

Deron Marvin
Headmaster