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At a glance

one of the best international schools in China

36. average score on the ibdp

passionate teachers and lifelong learners

60%. Teachers with advanced degrees

dedicated teachers and staff

16. average years of teaching experience

an international community

49. nationalities represented everyday

learning beyond the classroom

85%. student participation in extracurricular activities

the oldest international school in Suzhou


one of the best international schools in China

36. average score on the ibdp

something extra for everyone

100+ extracurricular activities offered

a rigorous international education for all

3. ib programs offering a continuous ib education

Recent News

MYP Celebration Ceremony

Wednesday saw the Grade 10 students involved in their MYP Celebration day, followed by the MYP Celebration Ceremony. This event signifies the completion of the Middle Years Programme and celebrates the achievements of all students during the five years of the programme.

Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony

On Thursday 17 June, the Grade 5 students and their families celebrated their Moving Up event. This celebration was an opportunity for the Grade 5 learning community to recognise our Grade 5 students' achievements in completing their International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Program.

Grade 3 Science Fair

This week, Grade 3 hosted the 'How the World Works' Science Fair. The main ideas from this 6-week unit were to explore the different states of matter (solids, liquids and gasses) and how they can change.

Happy Graduation!

We were proud to honor the Class of 2021 at this year's Graduation Ceremony. The Class of 2021 has been through a tumultuous and momentous year, but through it all they kept learning and growing.

Grade 5 Installation Artwork

97 Grade 5 students have worked together to design and create an installation artwork on the walls in Mr Johnson, the elementary principal's office.

Grade 5 PYP Exhibition

This week the grade 5 learning community celebrated the completion of their Primary Years Program Exhibition (PYPX). The PYPX is a culminating inquiry experience in which the students become an expert at a chosen local and or global issue.

Elementary Sports Day

The coordination of this event is a testament to how well our school community of teachers, parents, and students work together.

Grade 2 Market Day

For the fifth unit of inquiry, "How We Organize Ourselves", Grade 2 put on their thinking caps and learned about how businesses operate in order to support their communities!

MYP Personal Project Exhibition

SSIS grade 10 students were able to present their final products to the school community last week at the Personal Project exhibition. The Personal Project is a major investigation and creation of a learning event for the students.

Grade 9 Cheerleading

This year marks the 5th year of Grade 9 Cheerleading and our 3rd year of performing for the parent audience. Cheerleading is a great unit which encourages the teams of 6 to collaborate and develop good practice and planning methods to allow them to choreograph the "aesthetically pleasing" performances that we saw on Monday afternoon.

Secondary Academic Awards

This week at both the Junior and Senior Secondary assemblies, I was honoured to present the students who received Principal's awards for Semester 1 their certificates on the stage. It was great to have the opportunity to celebrate the hard work and commitment of these dedicated students.

Pi Week Activities at SSIS

All students have done a great job this year, further developing their leadership and creative skills, and demonstrating they are great mathematicians, communicators, principled and knowledgeable students. Happy Pi day!

The SSIS community is honestly the ideal mixture of acceptance, encouragement and quirk. If I were to have learned anything at SSIS, it would be to simply not be ordinary. The ordinary doesn't make hearts skip or put smiles on faces. The ordinary doesn't inspire the minds of people around them. The ordinary doesn't evoke progress in a world that desperately needs it.

Hannah Xuan En Yeo, Class of 2021