XIS works with an American based curriculum for the sixth through twelfth grades (about 12-18 years of age). Smaller class sizes of 15 students or less allow for both individual instruction and research into topics of student interest. XIS secondary teachers are dedicated to their students and bring enthusiasm to their specialties.

The school focuses on preparing students for entrance into American universities. Classes are targeted towards fulfilling credit requirements and providing a solid knowledge base for future learning. The credit system allows for a year by year rotation of study available within a subject. So that when a student graduates from XIS, he or she will have been able to study biology, chemistry, physics, and even anatomy in the sciences.

This broad range of study provides students with a strong platform from which to understand others and successfully interact with the world.

Middle School:

Middle School’s American system is designed to challenge students to become independent learners and active decision makers. Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade curriculum is designed to give the students a broader range of knowledge while focusing on the development of study, test taking, organizational, and research skills. With a team of qualified teachers, the students are divided into period long classes for the core courses and electives. These include English language arts; pre-algebraic and algebraic mathematics; life, physical and earth sciences; world history, geography and world cultures, and United States History; Mandarin Chines; physical education, health, music, and various other electives.