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It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our school and share with you through our website what makes us such a special and wonderful environment for students, parents, faculty, staff and all members of our community.

As parents, when looking for the right school for our children, we consider many factors; academic programs, accreditation, reputation, exam results, extra-curricular activities program; all of which are very important factors that are offered by most international and private schools around the globe, however it is that moment when a family contacts our school or steps through our doors for the very first time that they can truly see the environment of trust, see the smiles on the children’s faces, hear the sounds, watch the interactions and feel the happiness and welcome that sets SSIS apart from everyone else.

Through these pages you will see that SSIS has excellent academic programs and exam results, accreditation, state-of-the-art facilities, and an outstanding overall program. We stand tall with an experienced group of educators working, leading, listening and providing a rigorous, safe and caring environment.  We understand and appreciate the trust that you have put in us when you choose to be a member of our community. We are true to our vision where our students are “self-motivated, lifelong learners, who value other cultures and are responsible, meaningful participants in the international community.” We are true to our culture of principles, personal rigour and open-mindedness. We are, above all, an inclusive school where we believe that everyone can learn, all children are included, appropriately challenged and successful.

It is my pleasure to welcome you to SSIS.

Samer N. Khouri
Head of School


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Our Community

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

On Friday, December 1st, the school foyer transformed into a magical wonderland as the entire community, including students, teachers, and parents, gathered for the annual Christmas tree lighting event.

Full Story about Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony



SSIS is Suzhou’s oldest and largest international school. We are a fully authorized IB World School offering a continuous IB curriculum. Our challenging core curriculum is focused on an international mindset to cultivate global citizens and life-long learners. Every day our 1100+ students (from 50 different nationalities) are challenged to actively participate in their education. 


At a glance





Dedicated Professionals


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Fully authorized

IB world school

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Other languages offered

Chinese, Korean, German, Japanese, French and Spanish

Language Support Programme
Social & Emotion Counselling
College Counselling
100+ Extra Curricular Activities



Message from Head of School

It gives me great pleasure to share with you what makes us such a special and wonderful environment for students, parents, faculty, staff and all members of our community.

Our Mission & Vision

From the very beginning it has been our mission to provide an excellent international education to the children of expatriate families.

25 Years of Excellence in Education

25 years ago, SSIS was established to support the growth of Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) and support foreign investment and collaboration with China.

Meet Our Community

Our students, teachers, staff, alumni and all of our families are part of our community.