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Nanjing International School
Nanjing International School
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Nanjing International School

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.

Continuity of Learning

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

Grades 6 to 10

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)  provides a framework of academic challenge and life skills, achieved through embracing and transcending traditional school subjects. Learn more about our MYP Programme.


Grades 11 to 12

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) 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. Learn more about our DP Programme.

Ruth Clarke

Secondary School Principal

After many years of teaching Humanities and History, Ms. Clarke now leads educators in the Secondary School and works with students to strive for personal excellence through the development of our rigorous and fulfilling IB programmes.

A New Way of Teaching and Learning

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 Bursting the Bubble.

21st Century Education in Action

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.

Learn More About 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 2021 University Acceptances

Social and 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.

Our caring teachers and inclusive environment support and foster the development of self-awareness, self-management, and interpersonal skills that are needed for school, career, and life success. NIS offers a unique Advisory and Wellness programmes for our students, as well as world-class Counselling and Learning Support.

Co-Curricular and Language Programmes

Our holistic, student-centred Secondary School supports the pursuit of of our learners' passions with a full range of opportunities in performing arts, athletics, music, and service through our Co-curricular Programmes. 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.

Learn more about our challenging and rewarding MYP and DP programmes below.