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Nanjing International School
Nanjing International School
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Nanjing International School

Welcome to the Primary School

Our school section serves students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 using the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme as our curriculum framework to guide student learning. This framework is transdisciplinary and seeks to approach learning in consideration of the whole child through constructive inquiry. We closely attend to the school’s Mission and Strategy by developing students’ talents in the areas of their academic, social and emotional wellbeing.  

We care deeply about considering our perspectives through the lens of international-mindedness and making connections with our own personal values. Through our Reggio-inspired approach to learning in the Early Years all the way to the Grade 5 Exhibition, we believe in fostering student agency in order to help students develop meaning and personal connections to the purpose of their learning. This takes place within our school’s local, national, and global context. You can learn more about our curriculum through a snapshot of our Programme of Inquiry. Please schedule a visit to see our vibrant Primary school in action.

Adam Dodge

Head of Primary School

An educator whose heart remains with the younger students, Adam leads our Primary School team in honing the skills needed for learning in our junior pupils.

Primary Years Programme

Grade Level Timelines


Assessment effectively maps students’ development in the understanding of concepts, the acquisition of knowledge, the mastery of skills, the development of attitudes, and the ability to make decisions to take responsible action. This information is used to adapt teaching and learning to ensure that learners’ specific needs are catered for so that each student can achieve personal excellence.

Students are actively involved in assessing their own learning. Students create their own Student Portfolios to show their parents during Three Way and Student Led Conferences.