Counseling services at International School of Qingdao proactively addresses our students' needs. Often times, one of the first people new students meet is one of our counselors who may assist with academic placement and transition them into ISQ.
Throughout the year, our counselors also support our students with a range of personal, academic, and social issues in group and individual settings. Topics range based on age groups and may include:
- Healthy social relationships
- Time management
- Planning courses
- Developing life skills
- Emotional wellbeing
Whole-student learning and wellbeing are hallmarks at International School of Qingdao, where our rigorous academics are only a part of the world-class education that our students receive. We recognize that students are not purely academic beings, but are also highly influenced by other factors around them and within themselves.
At ISQ we seek to help each child attain their potential by attending to the needs of the whole person: emotional and physical health, social development, and academic planning and growth.
We remain committed to maintaining an inclusive environment where our students can flourish, graduating from ISQ and going into the wider world as globally-minded and servant-hearted leaders.
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
Our strategic approach to Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) program pulls from our expertise and resources, such as the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence, to create a positive culture of emotional intelligence into the student life at all grade levels. This informs how our culture brings together everyone - our leaders, teachers, staff, students, and families - to provide the best learning experiences we have to offer.
ISQ’s team of teachers offers additional support to students according to their overall identified academic needs and day-to-day progress. Our various systems in place help to identify students that need further support.