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Secondary School

Transitioning into Knowledge Mastery. Our Secondary School focuses on the unique learning needs and developmental characteristics of adolescents and teenagers. Here they transition from our inquiry-based Primary Years Programme into higher level learning that will support them through diploma study and beyond.

A Look Inside Our IB Secondary School

Secondary introduces students to more advanced and specific subjects, providing  a holistic education that prepares them for university or their next step.

Ruth Clarke

Sara morrow

Secondary School Principal

Ms. Morrow has over 20 years of experience in education and leadership, having worked in schools in the United States, the Czech Republic, and Thailand. 

Continuity of Learning

"Our innovative and academically challenging International Baccalaureate programmes are the framework for learning at Secondary School."

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) offers students in Grades 6-10 an enriching 5-year educational experience that not only challenges them academically but also empowers them with a diverse set of life skills.

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The IB Diploma Programme (DP) for Grades 11-12 is one of the most academically demanding two-year curricula in the world, leading to a prestigious qualification that is respected by top universities internationally.

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Grades 6-10

Our Grade 6-10 curriculum is based on a combination of clearly defined Student Learning Outcomes and the inquiry-infused IB MYP.

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Grades 11-12

Our DP programme for Grade 11-12 develops students who have an excellent range and depth of knowledge – those who thrive physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically.

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University Counselling

Our University Counselling Programme focuses on the overall personal development and wellness of our students.

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A New Way of Teaching and Learning

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Secondary School IB Programme

At the heart of Secondary School is our innovative, award-winning NIS Strategy that puts students at the centre of everything we do: Student Voice and Student Choice and Burst the Bubble.

At NIS, we are developing critical thinkers and leaders by involving students in the decisions about teaching and learning. We support risk-taking and international mindedness by equipping our learners with the skills to thrive outside their comfort zone and connect with nature, people, culture, and places. This is a true 21st century education in action!

Our School Strategy


Globally-Recognised NIS Diploma

Our international graduating classes are accepted to top universities around the world each year, including Ivy League schools and many of the Times Higher Education World Top 50 universities.

Our team of professional counselors offer personalised support to find the best-fit university or next step for each individual that offers programs and experiences suited to their goals and passions.

Class of 2023
University Acceptances

Global Citizen Diploma

The Global Citizen Diploma is a validation of activities and experiences that students do in addition to their academics. Students showcase their stories with authentic audiences as GCD highlights the story of learning and growing through a range of lenses. 

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Global Online Academy

Global Online Academy courses are our courses, taught by experienced faculty from renowned peer schools all over the world. This is a new kind of online class in which relationships and connections drive students to share their perspectives and learn from those of others.

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A Holistic Education

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Our holistic, student-centred Secondary School supports the pursuit of of our learners' passions with a full range of opportunities.Co-curricular Programmes include performing arts, athletics, music, and service. We are proud to offer authentic immersion in Chinese culture and the study of Mandarin, as well as many other languages with our comprehensive IB Language Programmes.


Service is an established part of our IB school curriculum for all grade levels. We believe that involving oneself in and out of school in service activities adds to one's personal excellence and further develops NIS as an inclusive community.

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Discover China

Our incredible Discover China Week provides all our Secondary students with the opportunity to link classroom learning with real-life situations. It also aims to broaden students’ experiences and knowledge of China, connected to our school Strategy component of “Burst the Bubble.”

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Social Emotional Learning

We are an inclusive school dedicated to not only providing all our students with the best opportunities to learn academically, but also socially and emotionally.

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Ready to learn more about our Secondary School?

IB Middle Years Programme (G6-10)     IB Diploma Programme (g11-12)