Athletics and Activities


Passion Ignited

International School of Qingdao believes a balanced approach to education means engaging a student's mind, heart, and body through exceptional learning and a wide range of activities.

Athletics and Activities at International School of Qingdao are where students can discover and express their passions, leveraging and complementing what they've learned in our core subjects.


We love sports at ISQ and develop our athletes on the foundation of shared leadership, where our students and coaches work together as part of a ‘one team’ culture. With a range of sports, we encourage one another so that every athlete, expert or novice, gets to join and grow in leadership, skill, and confidence.

Middle School Athletics

When students get to middle school, they are able to participate in basketball and soccer teams that compete in tournaments in Qingdao and around China.
Our middle school athletes place well and learn our Athletic's values of fun, hard work, unity, and respect.

High School Athletics

Students can compete in volleyball, ping pong, basketball, and soccer teams throughout the school year competing in tournaments locally and around China. Within the QISN local tournaments, made up of other international schools (e.g. QISS, QAIS, YCIS), our boys and girls brought home six out of eight championship trophies last year.

Activities and Electives

The variety of after-school activities, clubs, and service opportunities throughout the school year gives students nurturing and encouraging spaces to explore their interests. Activities are guided by our teachers which provides a platform to connect and support students outside the classroom.

Elementary After School Activities

Elementary after-school activities (ASAs) provide our youngest students with more opportunities beyond their class to explore new activities and skills.

Middle & High School Electives and Activities

Students in middle and high school can pick from over a dozen student-led electives twice a week and electives that are a part of our core curriculum.

Field Trips

Field trips at ISQ are yet another way to extend learning outside the classroom. ISQ takes extraordinary measures to ensure our students are safe every step in their journey. We are the only school in Qingdao to be a partner with International SOS and we're proud to be recognized as having one of the best safety programs in education.

ECC & Elementary Field Trips

Students in pre-kindergarten explore areas around Qingdao, having fun learning through discovery. Our elementary students apply what they've learned in the classroom on trips, step into traditional Chinese culture, and serve in their community.

Middle & High School Field Trips

Students in middle school and high school travel around China for a week during our fall trips and spring trips to be immersed in rich Chinese history, culture, accomplish challenging activities, and compassionately serve others.

Middle and high school students are able to participate in other field trips for Model United Nations (MUN), iSC and ISQ service trips, the iSC Science Fair, the iSC Fine Arts Festival, and more.

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