Our English only school campus insures your student’s English proficiency will dramatically increase during their time at Xi’an International School. And it will payoff in the future: the lingua franca of international business, science, medicine, travel, and engineering is English. The world and all of the opportunities across the world opens up to them.
We also understand that some students need a little more help than others with their English level. So we offer a number of paths for them increase their fluency: Academic English, English Language Program, and Developmental Reading Assements all assist your student with improving their English.
Small Class Sizes Means More Care
The average class size at Xi’an International School is fifteen students. We intentionally keep our classes smaller, so your student can get the attention he or she needs to succeed. Your child isn’t a number or just another face, but an integral part of the XIS community.
In addition to our lead teachers, we also have teaching assistants for our core subjects. Add to that our Academic English classes, our support staff and elective teachers, our student to teacher ratio becomes 2.86:1!
Physical Textbooks and Curriculum
It takes more effort for us order physical textbooks and curriculum every year, but both we and our parents agree it is worth the effort.
In fact, a 2021 study by Dr Frank Luntz has interesting findings that strongly indicates that physical textbooks help student process learning. Physical textbooks are, simply put, easier for children to digest and learn compared to online e-books.
Strong Math and Science Curriculum
We offer more advanced mathematics and science courses than any other subjects. High school students will have the opportunity to take College Board’s AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, and AP Chemistry – college level math and science courses – while still in high school. Computer Science is a core course for our high school students, and we offer a STEAM After-School-Activity to our younger students.
Not familiar with AP courses? See AP Courses at XIS under High School Curriculum and learn about AP Capstone® at XIS. For more information about College Board’s AP Courses and AP Capstone, learn about College Board’s Advanced Placement offerings here.
Our Honor Code
At Xi’an International School, we expect our staff and students to be persons of integrity. Our honor code (called Warrior Path) serves as a reminder of how we believe people should act toward others. It forms a framework for the rules and policies by which we live.
Electives and After School Activities
Our electives and after school activities gives students to explore interests outside of the core subjects. These electives and after school activities help make students well-rounded individuals, knowledgeable in a variety of subjects and pursuits.
In fact, you could argue that our Woodshop Class is actually an applied physics class in disguise!
Average SAT Score
Our graduates have been accepted into institutions such as:
- Seoul University
- Yonsei University
- Korea University
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Jiaotong University
- Tsinghua University
- New York University
- Purdue University
- University of Rochester
- University of Washington
- Bryn Mawr College
- University of Amsterdam