Xi’an International School is an international school that celebrates high academic achievement and cultivating the well-being of each student.

Elementary: Pre-K - 5th grade
4-10 year olds
Middle School: 6th - 8th grade
11-13 year olds
High School: 9th - 12th grade
14-18 year olds
Chinese Pre-K to 8th Grade
Pre-K to 8th Grade

All students receive a minimum of 250 minutes per class per week for English and math and meet daily for all core classes (English, Chinese, math, science, and social studies). Elective classes (PE, art, music, library, etc), meet at least once a week.

XIS classes are around 15 students each on average.


Physical textbooks are highly prized at XIS. Through the foundation of textbooks, teachers are able to use this classroom resource to catapult and activate the learning environment to a new depth of understanding.
  • Math

    Pre-K – Seventh Grade

    Houghton Mifflin’s Math-in-Focus (2015) using Common Core Math Standards

    Eighth Grade – Twelfth Grade

    Various tracks based on Prentice Hall or McGraw-Hill: Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus CD Using Common Core Math Standards

  • Science

    Pre-K – Fifth Grade
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Into Science (2022) NGSS aligned
    Sixth Grade – Twelfth Grade

    Various tracks based on: McGraw Hill’s iScience (2018): Earth, Life, and Physical Science (primarily middle school); McGraw-Hill, Prentice Hall, and Pearson: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science using NGSS

    *Health for 6-10th grade students

  • Social Studies

    Pre-K – Fifth Grade

    XIS Created Curriculum using AERO Standards

    Sixth Grade – Twelfth Grade

    Various tracks based on Prentice Hall, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson in: World Studies: the Ancient World, World Culture and Geography, United States History, Ancient World, Modern World History, Sociology, American Government, Economics Using AERO Standards

  • ELA

    Pre-K – Fifth Grade

    Pearson’s Reading Street (2011) using Common Core English Standards

    Sixth Grade – Twelfth Grade

    Pearson’s myPerspectives (2019) using Common Core English Standards Wordly Wise 3000 (4th edition)- used for vocabulary Prentice Hall’s Writing Coach– used for grammar