Challenging, Authentic & Personalized
SIS is a place where learners are challenged to find their interests and drive their own learning. This is true for staff as well. Staff are encouraged to use their interests to engage with students both in the SIS and greater Shenzhen community.
Students get to drive their learning with inquiry based units throughout the elementary school. Secondary students get to follow their passions in our AMPed program. This program allows teachers and students to freely explore their learning interests.
*See the first AMPed Faire*
Service learning is a huge part of the SIS mission. Students are encouraged to explore service while they engage in different learning activities. Teachers genuinely model an enthusiasm for service and the excitement is palpable.
Integrated AMPed and service projects lead to learning opportunities are truly trans-formational. See Rosana Walsh's Hats on Heads, a project combining knitting with service.