School Calendar/Upcoming Events

Nov. 26-Dec. 17 – ECC/ES Field trips
Dec. 02-20 – MAP testing (K-G5)
Dec. 07 – HS SAT/ SAT Essay/ SAT Subject Test
Dec. 09 – Parent Education Seminar
Dec. 11-13 – Book Fair
Dec. 13 – ISQ Fine Arts Winter Gala
Dec. 20 – Semester 1 ends (half day)
Dec. 23-Jan. 03 – Christmas vacation (no school)
Jan. 06 – Semester 2/Quarter 3 begins


Christmas around the World @ISQ Christmas Fair

Joy around the World @ISQ Christmas Fair

ISQ Christmas Fair – Christmas around the World

On Saturday we held our annual Christmas Fair at ISQ. The theme, Christmas around the world, transported visitors across the globe. We had artisanal gifts, specialty and international foods, delicious baked treats and many great products for sale.

There were plenty of activities for children, including outdoor adventure fun, indoor crafts, Christmas movies, coloring-in, a reading corner and of course Santa!

With over 200 items to be won in our famous raffle, our lucky raffle winners walked away with some wonderful prizes! Proceeds from the day will go to charities and community programs.

We are so grateful to all our generous sponsors, parents, students, teachers and everyone else who worked together to make this day such an enormous success.

A blessed and joyous season to all!

Christmas Books Reading @ISQ Christmas Fair

Balloon Shapes & Movie @ISQ Christmas Fair

Metal Excitation Lab, Grade 10

Metal Excitation Lab, Grade 10

(It's also a fun competition to see who can create the tallest and most colorful flame! - Mrs. Shine Shi)

Transition Well:

Notice of Departure Letter

Dear Parents,

If your family will be moving or returning to your home country at the end of this semester, we would like to assist your family as you transition.

To notify us, please fill out this Survey Link to inform us of your family’s plans. This form will prompt us to begin preparing documents and planning our goodbyes. Plan to fill out this survey at least ten business days before your expected departure to give our staff, teachers, and students time to prepare.

It is our hope to prepare your child for the transition as well as complete all the necessary paperwork.


MAC Team

Animation of Earthquake, Grade 7 Science

Animation of Earthquake, Grade 7 Science

(Earthquakes are scary and hard to forecast, but who’s to say the person who solves this issue won’t come from this class? - Mrs. Shine Shi)

Finance Reminder

The due date for the 2nd Semester/3rd quarter tuition payment is quickly approaching. Please transfer your tuition payment and email with confirmation of your payment by December 15.

To make a payment, please wire your money to our bank and then email us a photo or copy of your receipt to In your email, please write your child(ren)’s name(s), current grade(s), and total amount paid.


Rainbow Lab, Grade 10
(Our students are learning that math is a language, and science is art. Let's enjoy and create beautiful things for this world! - Mrs. Shine Shi)

Our AQI Policy

Dear Parents,

As winter sets in and AQI rises, we wanted to share with you how we safeguard your child in this season. Please take time to review our outdoor AQI policy here. In the future, you can find this policy along with our other policies under our parents page.

If at any time you are concerned about high AQI levels in Qingdao, please provide your child with pollution face masks for the travel to and from school. Our indoor air filtration system will keep your child safe once they’re inside.

Where is Santa? @ISQ Christmas Fair

SAT Testing Reminder

Dear Parents of 10-12th Grade Students,

Topic: Those registered for the SAT test on Saturday, December 7th 2019.

This is just a brief reminder about the upcoming SAT test on Saturday. The required information will be emailed to your child(ren) in order to equip them to take the test.

We recommend eating a good breakfast the morning of the test, and bringing along a healthy snack and something to drink. The school will open at 7:30am for check in.

More detailed information can be found on the attached document here!

Feel free to ask me questions anytime. My email address is


Mr. Lloyd Rooza

Christmas Coloring @ISQ Christmas Fair

Parent Education

Seminar Next Monday!

Dear Parents,

Next week we’ll have special guests from iSC Odyssey leading a parent seminar. The topic is "relational needs and discipline” which will cover philosophy and practical strategies for discipline. This seminar will be helpful for all parents with children of all ages.
• When: Monday, December 9
• Time: 11 to 12 PM
• Where: ISQ First Floor - Library
• Who’s invited?: All ISQ parents and their extended friends and families!
• Translation will be provided
To attend, please RSVP by filling out the 30-second survey linked below. Please email us at if you have any further questions regarding this event.

More about iSC Odyssey:
Odyssey partners with iSC schools to help students pursue their created identity and purpose for their good. Odyssey assists and runs several events throughout the school year including STUCO retreat for ISC student council students, Senior Departure Seminar for the ISC seniors, International Service Trips, Vida for secondary students, and more.


Foundation Class Going to Lunch

Middle School Science Corner Contest

Hello ISQ,

Our Science Corner is back running our annual middle school science article contest! Middle school students can participate by writing an article about what they’re learning in science class, science fair, or articles/journals. The deadline for submission is December 15. To enter an article into the contest, email

If your child is in middle school, please consider encouraging your child to get involved and expand their interests.

Science Corner

A Wonderful Day @ISQ