Xi'an International School

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Xi'an International School
People's Republic of China
Type International, Co-Educational, Private, Non-Profit
Motto Engaging and Empowering Life-long Learners and Tomorrow's Leaders
Founded 1997
Grades K–12
Student to teacher ratio <15:1
Campus type Large Private Campus
Color(s)          Blue and Gold
Mascot Warriors

Xi'an International School (XIS; simplified Chinese: 西安国际学校; traditional Chinese: 西安國際學校; pinyin: Xī'ān Guójì Xuéxiào) is a private, international day school in Xi'an, China. It was the first international school to be licensed in the city, created to provide a schooling option for the children of expatriate businesspeople, diplomats and NGO workers.[1] It offers kindergarten through 12th grade classes based on the American education system.

The school was founded in March 1997 with the help of the Shaanxi Provincial Bureau of Education. The first teacher and principal was Esther Kenyon, who taught eleven students spanning eight grades in a one-room school house. The school was formally granted license to operate by the State Ministry of Education in Beijing in 1999 and celebrated its grand opening in the August of that year. Since then the school has grown rapidly and now provides education to students from over 20 countries. The school uses an American curriculum that is tailored to the unique international experience of its expatriate student body. Students receive an American high school diploma when they graduate. [2]


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Xi'an International School. Retrieved on April 27, 2015. "Yan Ta Qu Zi Wu Da Dao Bei Duan #5 Xi'an, Shaanxi 710065"
  2. ^ "History" (Archived 2015-04-27 at WebCite). Xi'an International School. Retrieved on April 27, 2015.

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