English schools in China
The Léman International School - Chengdu PRC, is an International, English-language-based school that offers Pre-Kindergarten to sixth grade in the rapidly growing expatriate community in Chengdu, China. The latest of 19 distinguished institutions of learning in the global Meritas Family of Schools, the Léman International School offers a nurturing, child - centered culture informed by decade’s worth of classroom - proven best practices.
Léman employs a talented, caring faculty, a safe environment, and a broadly defined curriculum that encompasses rigorous academics, valuable problem solving and critical thinking skills, and personal and social growth and development. Class sizes are small and consist of students from around the world.
The Léman International School uses the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) as its core curriculum. Specially designed for use in international schools, it is currently being employed in more than 800 schools in over 50 countries. The IPC blends American and European modalities — accommodating both Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program — with 80 content-rich units that teachers can customize to fit individualized lesson plans. Chinese language instruction and a broad range of activities and specials classes including arts, music, and athletics complement the curriculum.
The Léman International School is located in the midst of lush fields and gardens at the foot of Chengdu’s hills. The 50-acre campus features structurally sound new construction that meets or exceeds all safety codes. After a tour of the school site, the U.S. Consular Security Officer recently stated that the school exceeds US consulate requirements.
Modern, technology-enhanced classrooms and science and computer labs are complemented by a media center, libraries, and generous amenities such as performance space, gymnasium, an indoor swimming pool, sports fields and tracks, and tennis courts.
The Léman International School brings to Chengdu a large, modern state-of-the-art facility, a global curriculum, and a very experienced faculty and administrative team. Headmaster Richard Mast previously served as the Headmaster of the International School Stockholm. Most teachers have master’s degrees and years of experience in international schools from around the world.