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Class of 2023 Early University Acceptances

The first round of early university acceptances for Grade 12 at Nanjing International School are in! Our students have not only gained early acceptance to world-renowned universities and specialised programmes, but also their first choices for higher education, with an incredible range of diversity in fields of study.

Secondary Design Student Drones Take Flight

Grade 10 students at NIS have been studying the field of aeronautical design. Through their inquiry into the principles of aerodynamics, particularly in the area of rotary wing design, students have been learning about how they could design, print, build, test and fly their own drones.

The Magic of Learning in Early Years

Join us with Ms. Jacqui Patrick, NIS Primary Principal, for the final part of our miniseries “Inside NIS”. This episode is all about the magic and importance of learning in Early Years, and what makes our Reggio-inspired approach so special. 

NIS Welcomes the Year of the Rabbit

At NIS, we strive to provide a cultural immersion and engagement experiences that align with our school Strategy of Student Voice, Student Choice, and Bursting the Bubble – our CNY celebrations are a joyous time of seeing this in action across our entire school. As we welcome the Year of the Rabbit, we wish our inclusive learning community a very Happy Chinese Lunar New Year

 Learning with Family History: Grade 5 Museum Showcase

Grade 5 students at Nanjing International School recently showcased their hard work and research skills at the student-led Grade 5 Family History Museum event. As part of their Unit of Inquiry into ‘Where We are in Place and Time’, our students connected ancestral stories to concurrent historical events through research into primary sources and interviews with their families.

Enrolment Day: Welcoming New Families to NIS

Enrolment Day for Semester 2 2022-23 was a special occasion for the 40 new families that we welcomed to Nanjing International School from across China and around the world. Our school community came together to ensure that our new families had a smooth and enjoyable first day, with representatives from every area of the school in attendance.

Fostering Allyship

Join us with Kelly Holmes, Secondary ELL Teacher and member of our JEDI taskforce as we discuss fostering allyship at school and in our community on our journey of inclusion.

CNY Learning in Primary

Chinese Lunar New Year is almost here! Our Primary School has been busy learning about our host country’s rich culture through language, stories, song, dance, food, games, and arts and crafts.

NIS Podcast Wins International Marketing Award

NIS won a 2022 InspirED School Marketers Brilliance Award this week for its Podcast, NIS Voices. Brilliance is the only international competition that recognizes excellence in private and independent school marketing and communications.

Our Inclusive NIS Centre

The Centre building is much more than just the main entrance to NIS – it is a wonderful and inclusive bridge to our parent community. Unique to Nanjing and most schools around the world, the Centre provides facilities and community spaces open to our families during and after the school day.

Hall of Art Spotlight

Mixed media. Sculpture. Conservation. Self-portraits. Our Hall of Art is alive once again with the vibrant and incredibly creative work of our Secondary student artists. Take a look into their world and how they express themselves on issues both personal and global through many different mediums.

NIS Annual Report 2022

With a bright new year ahead of us, we are proud to present the Nanjing International School Annual Report 2022. NIS annual reports are part of our commitment to our parents and community to be transparent about our use of finances and our authentic status as Nanjing’s only independent, non-profit international school.

The Impact of AI in Education

Join Mr. Kasson Bratton, Director of Learning, and Dr. Shannon Doak, IT Director, for a very special discussion on the impact of artificial intelligence in education – specifically ChatGPT. Learn why we’re embracing disruption and looking forward to harnessing the power of AI as a learning tool at NIS.

Winter Concert Wonderland

Informal. Fun. Inspiring. The Winter Concert was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the talents and creativity of our music students with a variety of acts polished and rehearsed throughout the semester. We had student musicians from young rock bands and ukulele soloists in Primary to our Advanced Orchestra in Secondary.

Looking Back: The Big 30

The crowd-sourced 30 at the end of the Founding Day has become a symbol of our 30th anniversary and the closeness of our inclusive learning community. From our youngest pre-schoolers to grandmas and grandpas, we came together from many different nations and backgrounds to show our pride, joy, and sense of belonging.

NIS Primary and Secondary Choirs Shine

Our Primary and Secondary Choirs performed at the Ritz-Carlton and Fairmont Nanjing to help usher in the holiday season with festive songs for guests, parents, and teachers.

University Counselling at an Inclusive School

Join us as we explore the holistic NIS approach to supporting student futures with University Counsellor Dr. Iryna Shuvalova. From student voice and choice to care from the entire community, learn how our inclusive school is helping NIS seniors prepare for life after graduation – including joining top universities around the world.

Holiday Cheer for Charity

It was a truly inspiring and heartwarming way end our first semester and welcome winter break. The annual Winter Charity Festival, organized by the Nanjing International Club and supported by our school, was a sold-out event where the NIS community gathered in our PAC to celebrate a season of giving.

A Christmas Carol Lifts Spirits

The NIS Secondary production of A Christmas Carol brought holiday cheer and excitement to our inclusive learning community. The student-led production wowed large audiences of parents, staff, and peers for two nights in an intimate setting. Nanjing International School’s take on the classic Dickens tale incorporated songs and dance from our talented student actors and musicians.

Lions Roar at NIS Basketball Invitational Tournament

Our ACAMIS Basketball Boys and Girls teams were ferocious during the NIS Basketball Invitational Tournament, where they were joined by schools from across Nanjing and surrounding region. It was a fantastic way to kick off their season, with teamwork, respect, commitment – and big wins shared by both our Boys and Girls teams.

Go Lions!

A Day in Primary School

Join us for our first mini-series of our podcast, Inside NIS! Our first installment is all about Primary School, where we are joined by our new Primary Principal, Ms. Jacqui Patrick. Discover more about life and learning for our youngest students at NIS.

NISMUN II: Bridging Conflicts

“Bridging Conflicts” was the conference theme for NISMUN II. MUN is one of the most sought-after extracurricular activities for students across the world. Through an academic simulation of the United Nations, participants deliberate and debate resolutions to current global and local issues, all while empathizing with the situations and realities of other nations and their people.

Striving for Inclusion

Join us for a very special episode of NIS Voices with Mike from Grade 12 with his inspirational speech about life with cerebral palsy to an audience of over 40 Secondary teachers. A student at NIS since Grade 6, Mike looks forward to studying Microbiology at university after he graduates this year.

Grade 1 Showcase Sparkles

Wow! Creativity, bravery, and talent from Nanjing International School’s Grade 1 was on display during their student-led performance to parents and staff. The showcase is the culmination of Grade 1’s Unit of Inquiry into “How We Express Ourselves”. As part of this unit, the Grade 1s adapted familiar stories and collaborated in small groups to script, rehearse and polish a performance of that story.