Lower School Welcome

Welcome to the SCIS Hongqiao Lower School Community, 

The SCIS Lower School serves an international student population of approximately 450 students in Grades 1 through 5. We provide a challenging Primary Years Programme that is designed to inspire our students with opportunities to pursue academic and personal excellence. Our students come to us from countries around the world and bring with them unique backgrounds and benefits for our school learning environment. We work hard to embrace that community and celebrate our differences as well as our commonalities in the classroom setting and on the playground.

Our school delivers selected, purposeful international curriculum through the PYP inquiry based model that allows students to participate in their learning in to achieve a higher level of understanding and apply it to real world authentic situations. We differentiate programming to accommodate the various learning styles of our students and to enable them to progress in manner that capitalizes on their current level of understanding. Students at SCIS build their skills and knowledge through collabrative leanring models and sharing with their peers to solve problems and establish new understandings.

We encourage our staff and students to be risk takers, internationally minded, caring and open minded through active supervised play and structured after school programming. Students continue to develop and grow while pursuing physical skills,  artistic talents and social awareness in safe surroundings. We are progressive in our thinking and practice and encourage participation on a broad scale to make sure we offer our students the richest learning environment possible. Our staff are well trained and equipped with the tools needed to make you child’s learning experience pleasant and offer the greatest opportunity for well rounded growth.

Welcome to the SCIS family! I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and your child.




Kevin Haggith

Lower School Principal

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