About Us

Our Story

Since 1996, we have been the school of choice for international families that want to prepare their children for success with robust, rigorous academics in a familial, caring environment. International School of Qingdao (ISQ) is an international school for pre-kindergarten through grade twelve expatriate students. Our college-preparatory curriculum at ISQ is North American in nature and is sculpted for our international community from around the world.

Our Vision

World-class servant leaders raised up in every vocation.

Our Purpose

International School of Qingdao is committed to providing transformative, holistic PK12 education to develop globally-minded individuals who learn, love, and lead.


It is a privilege and an honour to warmly welcome you to ISQ. As a committed and passionate team of educators across pre-kindergarten to grade 12...

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ISQ is fully accreditated by national and international organizations, is recognized by government and has affiliations that speak to ISQ's excellence.

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To transform students from the inside out, we make three commitments to the students, families and the communities that surround us.

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The International School of Qingdao is a part of the International Schools Consortium (iSC) — a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions. In addition to student involvement, all teachers attend iSC’s annual professional development conference to share best practices. The opportunity to be a part of this larger, interconnected community is just one of the many ways in which the experience is unique. iSC is a division of the LDi - Leadership Development International family of companies, an organization committed to leadership development, training, and transformation around the world.

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