Manila Xiamen International School
This article relies largely or entirely on a single source. (March 2021)
|Manila Xiamen International School|
|Type||Private, international school|
|Principal||Dr. Mildred A. Go|
|Grades||Preschool, Grade School, and High School|
Manila Xiamen International School (simplified Chinese: 厦门岷厦国际学校; traditional Chinese: 廈門岷廈國際學校; pinyin: xià mén mín shà guó jì xué xiào) or MXIS, is a private international school in Xiamen City located in the Fujian Province on the southeastern coast of the People’s Republic of China. It is authorized by the Ministry of Education in Beijing to operate as an independent, foreign-owned international school offering education from Pre-School to Grade 12.
MXIS was established in 1993 by its co-founders Engr. Roman T. Go and Dr. Mildred A. Go. It was the first international school in Xiamen. MXIS aims to offer a holistic global education framework with emphasis on academics, multiculturalism, environmental awareness and civic action. It is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorized to offer the IB Diploma Programme since 2006 and the IB Middle Years Programme since January 2021.
MXIS is situated in a nearly 10,000-square-meter property.
As an IB World School, MXIS aligns with the IB organization’s teaching methodology that promotes student-centered inquiry, critical thinking and effective communication. A holistic global philosophy of education challenges students to excel in their studies, encouraging both personal and academic achievement, while inspiring them to consider their role in both local and global communities.
PRE-SCHOOL (Nursery, Kindergarten and Preparatory)
MXIS addresses the holistic needs of young learners with subjects that help build foundations in numeracy, literacy and values. The programme provides readiness in reading, language, writing, mathematics, science and health, good manners and right conduct, music, arts and physical education. At the preparatory level, pre-schoolers develop basic social skills, knowledge and readiness for formal education through creative play and social interaction.
LOWER SCHOOL (Grades 1 to 5)
As children begin to build an understanding of the wider world, a student-centered approach to education focuses on academic achievement, motivation, interaction in the classroom and attitude towards school.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE MIDDLE YEARS PROGRAMME (Grades 6 to 10)
The Middle Years Programme of MXIS provides a broad and balanced education that emphasizes holistic learning, intellectual challenge, intercultural awareness and communication. It aims to develop creative, critical and reflective young people who are prepared for success in further study and in life.
UPPER SCHOOL AND THE INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMA PROGRAMME (Grades 11 to 12)
At MXIS, students can choose to work towards the MXIS high school diploma, the high school diploma with IB Certificates (an IB Certificate is awarded per subject for the successful completion of an IB Course) or the high school diploma plus the IB Diploma. The rigorous Diploma Programme is a holistic high academic path of study that promotes the physical, intellectual, emotional and ethical development of students. The IB Diploma is recognized and respected by the world’s leading universities. More than 300 MXIS graduates to date have gone to top universities to pursue further studies.
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAM
MXIS’ ESL Program develops academic English language proficiency. Extensive lessons for students seven to 16 years old encompass reading, writing, listening, speaking and interpreting.
MXIS has a team of Chinese and International teachers. All the Filipino teachers graduated from overseas universities.
MXIS has a sister school in the Philippines, St. Gabriel International School (SGIS), with which it engages in cross-cultural study tours. SGIS also follows a holistic global philosophy of education that focuses on academics, multiculturalism, environmental awareness and civic action.