Qingdao Center for International Education is designed to provide a high-quality international education and learning environment for local Qingdao students to enhance their competitiveness on the world stage. It provides a multinational and multicultural environment to develop future leaders for Qingdao.
QCIE is committed to helping all students develop a mindful heart and become passionate and active human beings, courageous individuals, sensitive communicators, intelligent life-long learners and compassionate global citizens. It is committed to follow the rigorous academic program at Qingdao No. 1 International School of Shandong Province and its value-based principles called ESLR’s.
QCIE is a specialized, separate and highly selective program in partnership with Qingdao No. 1 International School of Shandong Province (QISS).
QCIE boasts a first-class teaching team. Our teachers are fully trained and highly qualified in their respective fields as well as having a strong ELL background. The majority of our international staff hold advanced degrees from Europe, Australia and North America.
Curriculum & Instruction
In order to ensure graduates have all the necessary skills to develop their capacity for lifelong learning, QCIE follows the American educational system. Coursework is designed to follow the American Common Core standards within an inquiry based teaching and learning environment.
The lower school curriculum (Pre-kindergarten through Grade Five) also follows the American Common Core standards within an inquiry based teaching and learning environment combined with the best teaching practices from around the world to promote the overall development of the students. In upper school (grades 6-12) QCIE provides an exciting, challenging and rigorous curriculum. Teachers focus on both college preparatory and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. It prepares students to take the SAT examinations and make sure students are ready for university entrance and studies. All graduates attending QISS will receive an American high school diploma.
As a special QISS program, QCIE academic programs are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
QCIE teaching materials fully support our curriculum. Most of the English textbooks come from McGraw Hill, Pearson, McDougal Littell, Haese & Harris Publications and other world well-known publishers for Reading, Writing, Social Studies, Math, Science, and other specialist subjects.
The school campus is located in the beautiful Laoshan District of Qingdao. QISS has a spacious campus with modern facilities to support academic, athletic, and social development. Recognizing the importance of technology in the 21st Century classroom, QISS equipped all classrooms with SmartBoards, provided separate computer labs for the Lower School and Upper School, and has made Wi-Fi connectivity available throughout the school. To support a rigorous and hands-on science program, QISS has five science labs: physics, chemistry, biology, general science, and electronics. The school has two professionally staffed and well-stocked libraries, an Upper School library and a Lower School library, designed to fit the needs of the student body. Finally, the school has a wide array of athletic facilities including: a swimming pool, an indoor gym, outdoor basketball and volleyball courts, a dance studio, a weightlifting/workout area, a ping-pong room, a full-size soccer field, and a rock-climbing wall.
QISS is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) and is a member of ACAMIS (Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools). WASC accreditation ensures that QISS’ leadership and management team, teaching faculty, student counseling program, resources, equipment and facilities are up to international standards.
Transitioning to US Schools and Universities
QCIE students are being prepared to transition to accredited American high schools in the Los Angeles, California area and other parts of the USA. Governed by a Memo of Understanding, both QISS and QCIE students can take advantage of the partnership network from high school and beyond.
QCIE在教材选择上完全同步美国同年级教材教具。从国外引进原版McGraw Hill, Pearson, McDougal Littell, Haese&Harris Pbulications等著名出版社的英语教材。原版教材的好处是能够培养学生的英语学习能力，增长学生的阅历，为学生的英语学习打下坚实的基础。在英语语言学习过程中，渗透阅读、写作、自然、数学、科学、常识等各个学科知识的学习。