High School

Ages 14-18



Welcome to the high school division of ISQ. I believe that the secondary years are an amazing time where students develop and progress into adulthood. During grades 6–12, my staff and I have the privilege to guide students as they grow academically, shape their view on who they are, and develop their own beliefs about the world.

At ISQ, we have a wonderful and unique program that combines rigorous academics in an environment that fosters holistic personal growth for each student. We teach and encourage students to master all core content while promoting exploration of different interests. We also greatly value positive teacher-student and student-student interaction. Our staff members invest their time and efforts into each student to build relationships and support students in present and future pursuits. I believe this leads to both the feelings of safety and security in our students’ experience.

Another important aspect of our secondary program is our emphasis on worldview. In the spirit of Socrates and Plato, we challenge students to "know thyself," asking them to both articulate and defend their own worldview. This is achieved through both classes that focus on worldview as well as an emphasis on what being a "third culture kid" means and how it impacts their identity.

I have no doubt that students who graduate from ISQ will leave with not only a quality education, but also with skills, "family," and a better understanding of who they are.

Thank you,
Chris Dentel
Secondary Principal


Movie Production

ISQ’s award-winning movie production program offers students the chance to study the art and craft of film making. Since the program’s inception, our students have won top honors at the Shanghai Student Film Festival (S2F2), the Beijing Flux Film Festival, the Saigon Student Film Festival (Short STuFF), and the ACAMIS Arts Festival.

National English Honor Society

ISQ is proud to host the very first chapter of the National English Honor Society in Asia: Dragon Seed.

Model UN

ISQ knows the importance of understanding world politics in today’s globally expanding world. To this end, ISQ sponsors an extensive Model United Nations (MUN) team. Our team travels all over China and the world to attend MUN events, including in Beijing, Korea, Singapore, and Thailand. We even host our own globally-attended event, MUNiSC.

Performing Arts

At ISQ, we know that the performance arts are a great way for students to develop physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially, and spiritually. That’s why ISQ is proud to boast a long tradition of outstanding dramatic and musical productions.

ISQ Athletics

ISQ athletics program rocks! We offer several sports for high school students to participate in during the year including: volleyball, basketball, soccer, ping-pong, and badminton.

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