Hangzhou International School (HIS)
HIS is the Only Non-Profit, International Accredited (WASC), IB World School in Zhejiang Province. Hangzhou International School was founded in 2002 as an English-Medium International School.The current Chinese President, Xi Jinping, visited HIS to inaugurate the first international school in Hangzhou. Since 2005, HIS has met the highest standards for WASC international accreditation. In 2014, HIS became an IB World School and has been rated as a top IB World School in Asia by Newsweek Magazine.Fully accredited by: ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools), WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools, IB Continuum, EARCOS (East Asia Regional Council of Schools).
HIS is Truly International.
HIS celebrates the diversity of over 780 students from over 50 nationalities. A cornerstone of HIS learning is it’s commitment to international-mindedness.
HIS is a Community-Centered School
The HIS mission focuses on ‘learners’, which includes opportunities and a strong commitment to developing parenting skills and professional growth all with the common goal of improving support for student learning.
HIS is Rigorous at All Grade Levels, 525,600 Minutes a Year.
At HIS, we believe everyone should be challenged, everyone should be included, and everyone should be successful. HIS develops students to be problem-solvers, innovators, and future ready. We have a commitment to strong English and Chinese language and literacy programs, Singapore and IB Maths, and IB Sciences. Many HIS students continue to score in top 1% in worldwide standardised testing (NWEA, PSAT, SAT, IB Diploma). We have excellent programs in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Design. At HIS, we provide opportunities for excellence in all subjects.
HIS Greatly Values Mandarin and Chinese Culture.
HIS believes in the tremendous opportunity for learners to explore the culture of Hangzhou and another parts of China, to learn Mandarin at any level, and to participate within the local community and in partnership with local schools.
HIS is an Inclusive Learning Community.
Admissions is open to all international applicants and we have a strong Student Support Services Team. HIS believes a true international school serves and benefits by including as much of the International Community as possible. At HIS, we don’t ask if a student is good enough for HIS, instead we ask if HIS is good enough for the student.
HIS Prepares Graduates with Leadership and Excellence.
Whether moving on to government service, a gap year, or attendance at university, HIS students have achieved in the top 1% of PSAT and SAT scores, have received the highest IB Diploma and IB Bilingual Diploma marks, and have attended top universities worldwide. The most recent class average IB Diploma score was 35 points.
HIS is a Truly Caring and Supportive Place to Be.
HIS has truly caring teachers, supportive parents, and involved students. From the time we first welcome our families, until the time their children cross our stage at graduation, we commit ourselves to supporting each individual student and their families.We devote significant attention and planning for community transition to HIS and from HIS.We are a place to thrive!
HIS has an Outstanding Faculty.
100% of the HIS faculty are highly-qualified educators and IB-trained. A rigorous background and reference checking process is conducted for all employees. Over 62% carry a Master’s Degree or higher, and were recruited from the best international recruitment associations in the world. Our teachers average is over 13 years of teaching experience, and love Hangzhou.
HIS has Gold Dragons Spirit.
HIS values its participation in student cultural and athletic exchanges. We are a member of ACAMIS, HISAC, CISSA, SISAC, SSL, and EARCOS. Our teams regularly bring home championship trophies and sportsmanship awards in many sports and activities.
As an IB World School, we provide a rigorous, high-caliber academic program for all ages of students. While HIS already has a highly reputed International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB DP) for Grades 11-12, we are also authorized with the full IB Continuum of study, which includes delivering the Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) for Grades EY-5 and the Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) for Grades 6-10.
Hangzhou International School offers Co-curricular Activities (CCAs) to all students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. The Co-curricular program allows students to develop talents in an environment that promotes the growth of leadership and communication skills all while being hands-on and engaging.