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  • 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

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.

SSIS Students Raise Money for Children with Congenital Heart Disease

SSIS Heart to Heart students with the support of the SSIS service committee made the donation of RMB60,000 to fund surgery and treatment for two children from Guizhou province, who were born with congenital heart disease. With the donation, both children were able to have open heart surgery in Shanghai on September 7th this year.

Virtual Meet & Greet Series: Boston University

The first event of this series will be hosted on Monday October 25th at 7:00 pm with Boston University.

Join virtually to speak to Ms. Samantha Fifield, Assistant Director of International Admissions of Boston University. Learn more about BU and ask any questions you have.

Early Years Open Event is Coming! Book Your Seat

We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting three Early Years Open Events for this academic semester from October to December. Come and meet with our passionate early years educators, find out more about programmes offered, student life, our inclusive and nurturing learning environments and more.

Suzhou Heritage Trip

On September 26th the members of Suzhou Heritage took the teachers on a trip to Panmen. A total of 33 people went to the trip making this trip the biggest one in the past few years for our service group.

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