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One of the Best International Schools

Something Extra

Exceptional Facilities


Suzhou's International School

  • An Excellent Education For All Expatriate Children

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

Celebrating 25 Years of Education Excellence

This Year, SSIS celebrates the 25th anniversary of providing excellent international education to expatriate families in Suzhou since our founding in the year of 1996.

To kick off the anniversary celebration, SSIS is proud to release its 25th anniversary logo.

SSIS Welcome New Parents to Join the Community

This week, SSIS PSP group (Parent School Partnership) has held a welcome event to welcome parents who are new to our community. With more than 100 new parents, members of PSP, school leadership to attend, it was a great way for new families to get acquainted with the school community and make connections.

Grade 5 Laptop Launch day

Tuesday 14th September sees the G5 Laptop Launch day. Parents and students gather in the theatre for a short presentation regarding safe and responsible use of the devices, both at school and at home.

Messy Play and Counselling

Our Messy Play program started a number of years ago, based on research which associates opportunities to engage in messy play as necessary in the development of healthy children. Through engaging in a variety of sensory experiences, whether the medium is water, sand, glue, mud, glitter, slime, stones or fabric students develop a healthy disposition for learning and a sense of curiosity about the world.

16 Service Groups Recruiting New Members at SSIS Service Expo

A new school year is underway at SSIS and with the start of our ECP program comes the annual SSIS Service Expo on Wednesday, September 8th. This event gives our school service groups, in which there are 16 in total an opportunity to display to the student body and community what their purpose and mission are and look to actively recruit new students to their groups who are interested.

Exciting Curriculum Development to Support Rigor Needed for SSIS Learners

As of August 2021, SSIS would proudly present a clear academic program in the areas of Mathematics and Literacy. Students will be engaged in and interacting with Reveal math and Readers and Writers workshop style in class. All the new developments will bring a higher level of differentiation and inclusion into the classes. It will allow teachers to focus on the individual needs of each student.

Welcome to 2021-2022 School Year!

With the new school year ahead of us, full of new discoveries, friendships, and learning opportunities, we're so looking forward to the adventures and the fun we're going to experience together!

Congratulations to our SSIS Community on outstanding IB Diploma results

It is with great pleasure that we share with you this year's IB Diploma results. The numbers really speak for themselves. When we have a 100% success rate with all of our students receiving the full diploma, with over 48% of the students achieving 40 points and above, there is very little we can say other than congratulations on an amazing success.

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.

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