Every institution of learning strives to provide excellence in their program. One way is through clear policies of enrollment and admission. Attending Xi’an International School is a privilege determined by evaluating each student for his/her readiness to be successful. These standards have been designed to be fair and consistent for each applicant. Each student (and one parent of the student) must hold a valid residence card and passport from a country other than the People’s Republic of China.

Admissions Process

XIS upholds a non-discriminatory policy and accepts applications from any eligible student. Students are required to hold a passport issued by a country other than the People’s Republic of China. We welcome applications regardless of race, gender, religion, class, or economic status.

Parents and students are required to have an interview with the school principal prior to enrollment. This is an opportunity to learn more about the XIS philosophy, curriculum, and facilities, as well as a chance to have any additional questions answered.

All new students are required to take a basic entrance exam given by the school that covers reading, writing, grammar & punctuation, speaking & listening, as well as math. The Admissions Committee will then evaluate proficiency, as indicated by the test results, to help assess placement and make sure we can meet the needs of each student.

Admissions Check List

  • Verify visa/passport requirements:

    The student and one parent hold a passport other than the People’s Republic of China.

  • Application

    A completed Application form turned into the Office.

  • Interview

    Scheduled an interview with a member of the Admissions committee or principal.

  • Placement Tests

    Successful completion of the grade level placement tests, including English placement.

  • Documents

    Previous school records and test scores have been submitted.

  • Approval

    XIS Admissions committee has reviewed and approved applicant.

2021-2022 School Year Grade Levels

Xi’an International School’s grade levels are based on the American educational standard.
Date of Birth (MM/DD/YYY)Grade
10/1/2016 – 9/30/2017Pre-K
10/1/2015 – 9/30/20161st Grade 5
10/1/2014 – 9/30/20151st Grade
10/1/2013 – 9/30/20142nd Grade
10/1/2012 – 9/30/20133rd Grade
10/1/2011 – 9/30/20124th Grade
10/1/2010 – 9/30/20115th Grade
10/1/2009 – 9/30/20106th Grade
10/1/2008 – 9/30/20097th Grade
10/1/2007 – 9/30/20088th Grade
10/1/2006 – 9/30/20079th Grade
10/1/2005 – 9/30/200610th Grade
10/1/2004 – 9/30/200511th Grade
10/1/2003 – 9/30/200412th Grade

XIS can provide student visas after students officially registered.

For more information please contact us. We will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

2021-2022 Tuition and Fees

For 2021 – 2022 Tuition and fees information, please contact us by phone or email.

Special Early enrollment discount off of tuition offered during Early Enrollment. All Admissions policy steps must be completed before May 21, 2021 to qualify for the full 10% discount or by July 10, 2021 for a 5% discount off of full tuition for full payment.

New student registration fees


(This is Non-refundable and payable upon acceptance to XIS. Registration fees are waived for returning students when they enroll by the early registration deadline. A returning student is one who has attended XIS within the last 3 years.)


(Payment required prior to placement testing)


(Visa fee are the individual’s responsibility)

(¥ 400 for one semester) (Non-refundable)


(¥ 11,000 with after ELP or ASA after school bus)


SCHOOL BUS FEE (One Semester)

(¥ 7,000 with after ELP or ASA after school bus)


English Language Program (ELP)

(¥ 8,000 One Semester)

Due to new tax and employee regulations being levied by the Chinese government a surcharge will be added to all individual student accounts. The amount is still to be determined so no current figures are available.

Full Year Tuition

1st Grade 5 (5 years old) – 5th Grade
6th Grade – 8th Grade
9th Grade – 11th Grade
12th Grade

One Semester Tuition

1st Grade 5 (5 years old) – 5th Grade
6th Grade – 8th Grade
9th Grade – 11th Grade
12th Grade

Financial Assistance

Full Year Early Payment

1st Deadline – Must be received no later than Friday May 21, 2021

10% discount off full tuition for full payment.

2nd Deadline – Must be received no later than Friday July 10, 2021

5% discount off full tuition for full payment.

Additional Child Financial Assistance (per child)

Full Year Student

¥ 4,000

One Semester Student

¥ 2,500

No discounts are available for one semester enrollment. Early payments dates are strictly enforced, no exceptions.