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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

Chicago - A Tremendous Success

The musical “Chicago” was a tremendous success. From Dec 2 to Dec 4, the SSIS secondary cast and crew have presented three wonderful shows on 3 consecutive days.

Parent Learning: Elementary Counselling

On Tuesday 30th November SSIS Elementary School offered a parent learning workshop of a different kind. Carmelita Fiscareli (our Elementary Counsellor Early Learning -Grade 4) and Kirstyn Flew (Grade 5 – 12 Counsellor) presented on the Counselling services that are offered at our school.

Learn the Chinese ancient history from the Archaeologist

On Wednesday November 24th, 2021 our Grade 6 students had an in school field trip “incursion” to learn more about ancient history from an Archaeologist, Professor Niu Yulong, from the Suzhou Institute of Archaeology.

Sharing Your Memories with SSIS!

We would like to warmly invite you to participate and to celebrate school legacy by sharing your stories, unforgettable and special moments at SSIS with us! 

Happy 25th Birthday SSIS!

On November 23, SSIS launched its 25th anniversary celebration, marking the beginning of a series of events to celebrate the 25th birthday of SSIS.

Rising Stars - Elementary Talent Show

Each child did an amazing job and really had the chance to shine. The audience was supportive and enthusiastic, all making for two fabulous shows. Performing on the stage is so different to the classroom setting and it takes courage to step out in front of your classmates.  We were so proud of each performer, they really gave their best.

We Run for a Cause: Active for Action

On Thursday 11 November, SSIS Service Committee hosted the annual Active for Action event on the school track. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, parents and families were all actively involved in a fun run or walk to raise funds to support SSIS student service groups in both Elementary and Secondary.

ACAMIS Volleyball Tournament Underway

As a member of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), SSIS is hosting the 2021 Acamis Volleyball Tournament from Nov 4 to Nov 6.

SAVP Asian Dinner

The South Africa Vastfontein Project (SAVP) service group held the Asian Dinner on October 28th. We raise funds each year to support the South Africa Vastfontein Orphanage in Cape Town—this is the 11th year that we’ve been working with them.

Learning Showcase: Grade 6 Individuals & Societies

During September and October, Grade 6 Individuals and Societies students embark on a digital documentary as part of their first unit; "My History". The Statement of Inquiry for this unit is "The time, place and space of my ancestors influence my cultural and personal identity".

Virtual Meet & Greet Series: Bath/Exeter/York University

Next week, we are going to meet more university admission representatives from Bath University, Exeter University and York University.

All of the virtual events will feature live interaction with representatives from participating universities, for students to ask questions, collect information and be connected.

Spooky and SWEET Halloween

On October 29th, our wonderful PSP group prepared sweet treats for all students in school from Early Years to High School. More than 20 PSP parents came to school and help packing individual goody bags for each homeroom, making sure all of our students are receiving this nice little gift!

Grade 5 and 3 Collaboration

Last Wednesday the grade 5 students worked in their Learning PODs to showcase their collaborative inquiry challenges, which celebrated their learning within the Who We Are unit of inquiry. They presented these to their grade 3 buddy students.

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