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Welcome to ISB

ISB is an extraordinary school, made so by a tradition of educational excellence spanning over 40 years. Establishing, nurturing, and growing such an exceptional learning community has been and remains intentional; we work hard to build strong relationships so that our learning is at its best.

The foundations of our school are our aspirational Mission and Vision. These are brought to life by passionate, highly experienced, and well-qualified teachers and leaders. We share a common commitment: We want each student to find their place in the world and we offer them the freedom to explore their passions.

ISB is dedicated to making sure we implement and sustain programs proven to be most effective for students’ learning, academic achievement, and their social and emotional needs. We have an unrelenting commitment to ensuring that the teaching is excellent throughout our school. Our students deserve nothing less.

ISB students enjoy a proven track record of learning outcomes, attending colleges around the world which are most appropriate for them. Our commitment to realizing students’ potential is built around nurturing the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of each child.

You have my open invitation to visit ISB, to see first-hand the transformational learning experiences taking place here every day. You will discover that our reputation as one of China’s top international schools is well deserved. Our culturally diverse school has over 1,700 students representing more than 40 countries. Our website and many ISB resources undoubtedly provide you with important information about ISB, but they only give you a taste of what it means to be a part of this community. ISB is deeply connected to this city, and local and international culture. Only through being here can you truly appreciate ISB.

A significant proportion of each student’s learning takes place outside the classroom, through engagement with the wider community. We engage each student in a variety of learning opportunities, enabling them to discover innate abilities, learn teamwork, exercise initiative and, ultimately, find a productive place within the ISB community and the wider world.

Never before has the partnership between school and home been more important. ISB is more than a school; it’s a way of life. Our parents fulfill a vital role by promoting our Dragon Spirit, and welcoming new families. Our graduates will live and work in a rapidly changing world; we know that our programs equip them to be productive, healthy, and fulfilled young adults.

Daniel Rubenstein
Head of School