At Xiamen International School we believe that students succeed through a challenging, well-rounded, dynamic educational program. We aim to guide our students so that they may discover and develop their own potential. To achieve these goals we equip each student with the knowledge, skills and character traits needed to prosper in the world. We also believe that it is important to cultivate in every student a respect and understanding of people the world over and help them develop into healthy, responsible, generous members of the global community.
Our school is accredited through the International Baccalaureate Organization. We are proud to offer all three of the IB learning programs including the Primary Years Program (PYP), Middle Years Program (MYP) and Diploma Program (DP). These programs are internationally recognized for their excellence. Graduates from the DP program will have the will have the educational background to apply to colleges and universities from around the globe.
As IB learners we strive to be:
INQUIRERS: We nurture our curiosity, developing skills for inquiry and research. We know how to learn independently and with others. We learn with enthusiasm and sustain our love of learning throughout life.
KNOWLEDGEABLE: We develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines. We engage with issues and ideas that have local and global significance.
THINKERS: We use critical and creative thinking skills to analyse and take responsible action on complex problems. We exercise initiative in making reasoned, ethical decisions.
COMMUNICATORS: We express ourselves confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways. We collaborate effectively, listening carefully to the perspectives of other individuals and groups.
PRINCIPLED: We act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere. We take responsibility for our actions and their consequences.
OPEN-MINDED: We critically appreciate our own cultures and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others. We seek and evaluate a range of points of view, and we are willing to grow from the experience.
CARING: We show empathy, compassion and respect. We have a commitment to service, and we act to make a positive difference in the lives of others and in the world around us.
RISK-TAKERS: We approach uncertainty with forethought and determination; we work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies. We are resourceful and resilient in the face of challenges and change.
BALANCED: We understand the importance of balancing different aspects of our lives-intellectual, physical, and emotional-to achieve well-being for ourselves and others. We recognize our interdependence with other people and with the world in which we live.
REFLECTIVE: We thoughtfully consider the world and our own ideas and experience. We work to understand our strengths and weaknesses in order to support our learning and personal development.