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Leaving qualificationsIB Diploma, SAT, and PSAT
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Leaving qualifications IB Diploma, SAT, and PSAT
Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元197,500
to: 元250,000
Address: 2190 Xiangbin rd Binjiang District, Hangzhou Zhejiang, China
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

USA, China, India, Korea, Germany. HIS is represented by approximately 35% from North America, 35% from Asian countries, and 20% from Europe, with the other 10% be made up of students from Africa, South America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Ratio of local students to international students

HIS is a school for children of foreign nationals. Only local students who are residents of Hong Kong, Macau, or Taiwan, and those Chinese with government permission due to parent residence, are allowed to apply to HIS.

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin and Spanish, and School-Supported programs for self-taught or mother-tongue instruction.

Max. number of students per class

18 in Early Childhood, and 22 for Grades 1-12

Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Classroom learning is fully “wired” at HIS. With a commitment to a 1-to-1 laptop initiative in grades 5-12, students purchase an Apple Macbook as one of their required educational resources and the entire campus provides wireless access for the HIS community. Over the years, HIS has steadily augmented and upgraded its facilities and resources to match the growing student population, the requirements of a more robust high school program, and the demands of the future in education.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available


Results in these examinations

HIS students perform well above the global averages in these examinations. The average IB score for the Class of 2021 was 37 points out of 45 (the global average was 33).

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, each grade level has a homework expectation and recommended time amounts.

Approximate hours of homework given

The amount increases from Early Years through Grade 12.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%. HIS is a college-preparatory school and prepares all students for further studies after graduating. HIS graduates regularly get accepted to Top 50 universities worldwide.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

HIS believes all children deserve an excellent education. HIS is committed to providing an inclusive learning experience for students with mild learning/sensory differences on an individualized basis, and have learning support specialists for both upper and lower schools.

Learning support offered

Children may be referred to the Learning Support Program at HIS by parents, teachers, or other HIS faculty. When a referral is made, a team is gathered to assess the student’s current level of academic or social/behavioral performance. When internal and/or external assessments have been completed the team makes decisions about next steps. If formal learning support services are indicated, those services will be documented in an Individualized Learning Plan. Learning Support Program fees are assessed according to the level of support provided.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

HIS tailors learning to the abilities of its students and has programs of increased enrichment for all learners.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

The admissions department conducts a thorough review of admission materials including a general assessment of previous schooling, standardized test results, prior reports and any additional assessment material that helps the department make an informed decision.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

In cases where the admissions application does not have sufficient assessment information from prior schools, and especially with students in high school years, HIS may arrange a standardized assessment, interview, and/or writing sample.

Waiting list

In some grade levels.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline for applications, pending enrollment availability. Openings for new students are most available between April and June prior to the start of the next school year.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

Yes, we have many co-curricular activities.

School bus service available


School provided lunches

Yes, lunch is included in tuition.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, for most dietary needs.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

65 student clubs

Sports activities included

All are included in tuition, unless provided by an outsourced provider charging fees. There are some costs for upper school athletic team travel. The school has strong programs in swimming, basketball, football (soccer), volleyball, table tennis, badminton, touch rugby, ultimate frisbee, cross-country, track & field, and golf.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, HIS is a member of local and travel team leagues: ACAMIS, SISAC, CISSA, HISAC, and SSL.

Facilities at the school

3 libraries, 650-seat grand theater, blackbox theater, a science laboratory wing, middle school science labs, arts & design wing, student support hub, music/dance/drama rooms, and 2 cafeterias.

Sports facilities at the school

A FIFA rated 90x60m field, 2 competition gyms, ECE rhythm & movement gym, fitness center, 6-lane 25m pool, climbing walls.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Hangzhou International School is a non-profit IB World school which provides a rigorous, high-caliber academic program for all ages of international students. HIS is an inclusive community-centered school. HIS is the longest serving international school in Hangzhou and is the only WASC internationally accredited and IB authorized school in Zhejiang Province.

Teaching approach of the school

The HIS mission is to provide its students with opportunities to pursue academic and personal excellence in a nurturing, resource-rich, international-community environment. These opportunities are provided by an outstanding staff of internationally-recruited teachers, working in first-rate learning environments, on safe and secure campuses.

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