10 Great Reasons to Attend SSIS
- 1. A rigorous, challenging education
- 2. One of the best international schools in China
- 3. Something extra for everyone
- 4. Outstanding, dedicated, professional staff
- 5. Exceptional facilities to support the latest in teaching and learning
- 6. Helping students to be the best they can be
- 7. Not just a school, an international community
- 8. Speaking in many tongues
- 9. Local, regional and global partnerships
- 10. Finding the right path
SSIS offers a holistic education that encourages self-motivated, lifelong learners, who value other cultures and are responsible, meaningful participants in the international community. SSIS is a fully authorized IB World School, offering the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme.
These inspirational professionals are certified in their home countries and over half hold advanced degrees. 133 expatriate staff, representing more than 20 different countries, and 31 Chinese national teachers, work collaboratively to ensure a holistic, interdisciplinary, and effective approach to teaching and learning.
With a 650 seat theatre and a black box theatre, eight science labs, six art rooms, five music rooms, ten music practice rooms, a media centre, a heated indoor swimming pool, two FIFA-certified football (soccer) fields, floodlit tennis courts, a 400 metre running track, two libraries, two double gymnasiums, two canteens and an air purification system throughout who could ask for more?
In a positive environment where students support each other our school is not just a place to learn but also to socialize and play. Students from every age and nationality meet and mix with other students, creating a sense of identity and belonging. Students come to learn but leave with something more.
School is not just for students! Parents are a key part of the SSIS community, and regularly attend information events to discuss school issues and build shared understanding of SSIS beliefs, goals and procedures. We have an active Parent School Partnership committee, which is made up of committed parents from all parts of the school who contribute to school life in many ways, from serving on uniform and canteen review committees to organising school wide family events. Parent volunteers are valued and welcomed, where there are many opportunities to enrich student learning, join field trips, and support sports teams, extra-curricular activities and school wide events.
With over 45 different nationalities we celebrate our diversity throughout the year in a multitude of ways, culminating with the International Family Day in May; a celebration of the many different nationalities present in our school community aimed at raising money for local charities.