HIS is an IB World School that offers the expatriate community in Hangzhou an inclusive international experience and curriculum (Nursery to Grade 12) based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) framework. HIS is the first and only international school that is fully accredited by an international accrediting association and authorized by the IB. The school currently serves students from over 50 nationalities. As a community, HIS administration, staff, parents, and students work closely to achieve high levels of success for every child. Graduates attend prestigious universities throughout the world.
HIS was founded in August, 2002. Till today, it has more than 650 students from over 50 different countries whose aged from 2 to 18 years old, from early years I to grade 12. The primary teaching language is English, but also giving Mandarin (beginner to native levels), French, Spanish, Mother Tongue Programs. All teachers are fully qualified with at least 5 years full-time experience. More than 50% hold Master or Doctoral degrees.
Teaching Assistants: 1 per 6 students in Early Years; 1 per classroom in Pre-K and Kindergarten; 1 per grade level in Grades 1-5; also some TA’s for specialist programs.
Class Size: Early Years I/II: 16; Pre-kindergarten: 18; Kindergarten: 20; Grades 1-12: 22 (class sizes reflect targets, not maximums)
Education/ Curriculum: IB World School, with PYP, MYP and IB Diploma Programme for university preparation.
Accreditations & Affiliations: WASC, IB, EARCOS, ACAMIS, CISSA, SISAC, AAIE, NFI
Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:9
School Hours: 8 am to 3 pm
After-school Activities: Soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, floor hockey, gymnastics, rugby, track & field, cross-country, cross-fit, rock climbing, swimming, martial arts, drama, dance, music, photography, Student Council, NHS, yearbook, student newspaper, green team, robotics, world scholars, entrepreneurs club, design team, and many more.
School Facilities: FIFA certified pitch & 60m track, indoor gym, dance room, fitness center, covered outdoor courts, two playgrounds, small pitch, indoor ball room, ECC mud kitchens, rubberized bicycle path, clinic, music and editing rooms, cafeteria, performance space, auditorium, library, tech lab, maker’s space design center, STEAM room, visual art rooms, science labs, and spacious classrooms.
School Nurse or Healthcare: Yes
School Bus: Yes
School Lunch: Western, Asian, non-pork, non-beef, and vegetarian options available daily (included in tuition Nursery to Grade 12)
Admission & Fees:
HIS annual tuition fees (Due dates: Jun 1, Dec 1)
Early Years I (half day): RMB 105,000
Early Years I/II and Pre-Kindergarten (full day): RMB 135,000
Kindergarten – Grade 5: RMB 170,000;
Grade 6-12: RMB 195,000