When was the Chengdu International School (CDIS) founded?
The school was founded in 1997. At the beginning there were four teachers for 18 students. Now the school has 26 foreign teachers and 48 Chinese staff members under the direction of Jim Belcher and there are 250 students.
Where is the CDIS located?
The CDIS is located outside of Third Ring Road in one of Chengdu’s two high-tech industrial zones.
Initially the school was located at the third floor of the Jia Hao School. As the number of students was continually increasing, CDIS moved to the fifth floor of Jinguan Xincheng School in 2002. Finally the direction board decided to build a new campus exclusively for the CDIS in which the school moved in on December 24, 2005.
What are the facilities of the CDIS?
The campus has three classroom buildings, an auditorium, library, science and computer labs, a track and field, and two basketball courts. There is wireless internet access throughout the campus.
What kind of extra-curricular activities does CDIS propose?
Students can participate to different activities such as art, choir, drama, band, chess, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball and dance.
Since CDIS is part of the International Schools of China (ISC) which is a multi-school program, students and teachers are able to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in chess, basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments. They also participate in the annual ISC choral festival in Tianjin.
What kind of guiding principles does the CDIS observe concerning its students’ education?
CDIS wants to provide quality college-preparatory education to its students. The keywords are academics (“focus on the mastery of a core body of knowledge and on the discovery of additional knowledge”), character (“act with honor and integrity in all areas of our personal and professional lives”) and truth (“articulate and defend an appropriate view of truth”).
How can my child be admitted to the CDIS?
The admission procedure is detailed on the CDIS website or you can contact the school by phone (see contact information below).
Chengdu International School
399 Shuxi Road
Zhonghai International Community
Chengdu, Sichuan 611731
Telephone: +86 (028) 8608-1162
Fax: +86 (028) 8759-2265
- On 3rd Ring Road, at YangXi Overpass, take the Exit toward ChengGuan Expressway
- Continue for 3.5 km
- Make a left turn at a McDonald’s© Drive-Thru Restaurant; Chengdu International School is on the right side.