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    YCIS Shanghai Welcomes CIS Visit

    School News

    29 Apr, 2024

    08 : 41

    • We were absolutely delighted to welcome Jane Larson, the Executive Director of the Council of International Schools (CIS), and Anne Fowles, a distinguished School Support and Evaluation Officer from CIS, to our YCIS Shanghai Puxi campuses this past Tuesday, 23 April. It's a point of pride for us that all YCIS schools across Hong Kong SAR and Mainland hold CIS accreditation, a testament to our commitment to excellence in international education.


      During their visit to our YCIS Shanghai Puxi campuses at Gubei and Ronghua, Jane and Anne engaged in insightful discussions with members of our Executive Board and Senior Leadership Teams from both Puxi and Pudong. Conversations spanned exciting topics such as emerging trends in international education, the integration of AI in learning, professional development opportunities for our staff, student safeguarding and the distinctive qualities that elevate YCIS schools.


      Our guests commended YCIS's innovative approach to cross-cultural leadership, our unique co-teaching model, and our pioneering strategies in Early Childhood Education, recognising us as global frontrunners in the field. They were particularly impressed by our state-of-the-art Creative Technology facilities, our vibrant learning communities, our comprehensive facilities, and our organization-wide initiatives like EdFutures and the Careers and University Guidance programme.


      This visit was an excellent opportunity for us to gain invaluable insights from seasoned experts and to highlight the groundbreaking work we're championing here at YCIS Shanghai. We're inspired by the positive feedback and remain dedicated to nurturing the leaders of tomorrow through our dynamic and forward-thinking educational environment.


      CIS is an institution which formed in 1949 in Leiden, The Netherlands and sets a benchmark for the standard of international schools. 


      CIS leads a collaborative global membership community of schools and higher education institutions, exploring and developing effective practices to foster healthy, interculturally competent global citizens. 


      CIS connect ideas and cultures across the world developing socially responsible leadership through international education. There are currently 1300 member schools across 123 countries, although fewer than half of these have achieved accreditation. 


      YCIS Shanghai was first accredited by CIS in 2005, and has continued to advance within its rigorous International Education Framework, successfully re-accrediting every five years since.