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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

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!

Design Expo 2021

The students of Design at SSIS have been very proactive and busy this first semester preparing artifacts and visuals of their current Semester one projects. The work, currently on display in the SSIS Lobby, is a collective snapshot of learning across all MYP and DP courses.

Sherlock and Cinders - the largest elementary cast in history

Everybody knows the story of Cinderella. But did you know that the world-famous detective Sherlock Holmes was actually the mastermind in helping the prince locate his princess? This week, SSIS elementary students performed a new version of the famous tale.

Class of 2021 Early University Acceptances Update

The SSIS College Counselling Department is delighted to announce that the Class of 2021 are already demonstrating impressive outcomes from the round of early university applications they submitted this fall. As of mid-January, 2021's graduates have secured a total of 35 university acceptances.

Grade 2 Science Fair – How the World Works

Grade 2 have been working hard. Within class time they have been learning all about Procedural texts which has led directly into our science unit and how to write a scientific procedure.

Football for Humanity

This year the SSIS Habitat for Humanity Club continued their tradition of "Football for Humanity". We have hosted this event for over 7 years, and we had a great turnout. Six teams played and games were friendly, yet competitive.

SSIS Secondary Production

Over the last three months our SSIS secondary students have been busy preparing for the opening of the musical. The time has finally come for them to present 'The Addams Family Musical'. The cast consists of 87 students from Grade 6-12 and staff, including performers, crew, orchestra, student assistant directors and the director.

Early Years Dance Extravaganza

Our Dance Extravaganza is a celebration of the Arts and is an opportunity for classes and grade levels to tailor an event that provides students with an age appropriate way of expressing themselves with the early years community.

Grade 4 Celebration of Learning

On Tuesday 24 November, Grade 4 had the privilege of hosting their parents for their first parent event at SSIS in a long time. The How We Express Ourselves unit is a highly collaborative unit where Homeroom, Music and Art specialists combine to help students inquire into the art of persuasion.

SSIS Alumni Spotlight - Jan Mertlik 

SSIS Alumni go on to do many amazing things following their time at SSIS. Today, we are pleased to highlight our first alumnus, in the SSIS Alumni Spotlight series, Jan Mertlik, who attended SSIS from 2010-2013.

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