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Léman International School Chengdu Presentation for the Maxxelli Blog

  1. 1. Welcome to the Léman International School – Chengdu! The Léman International School serves 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 decades’ worth of classroom-proven best practices. We welcome parent involvement and hold ourselves accountable for your child’s academic success. What can you expect when your child attends the Léman International School? 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. Richard Mast, Founding Headmaster In a career spanning nearly four decades, Mr. Mast has taught math, science, biology, chemistry, physics, and English, and served as a senior administrator at the International School in Stockholm in Sweden, the International School of Beijing in China, and Woodcroft College in Australia. He is a contributor to the middle school sections of the International Primary Curriculum.
  2. 2. Nurturing Environment The Léman International School emphasizes the core values of respect and responsibility, to which all students and faculty are held. Our “whole child” teaching philosophy engages students’ minds, bodies, and spirits. We instill a school culture where students come ready and eager to learn, teachers come qualified and prepared to lead, and all are nurtured to help them reach their full potential. Students who enter the Léman International School have moved to a new place, far from their friends. We are sensitive to their feelings and make them feel safe, comfortable, and valued.
  3. 3. Talented Teachers Our rich curriculum is complemented by Chinese language instruction and The Léman International School is able a broad range of extracurricular activities, to draw from the Meritas global network including arts, music, and athletics. of 1,300 qualified, certified teachers, as well as experienced local educators. They teach not to the class, but to the child. Our Proven Curriculum teachers personalize lesson plans to each student based on his or her strengths, needs, The Léman International School uses and goals. Exceptionally well trained and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) supported, our teachers work hard to make as its core curriculum. Specially designed each student successful. 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.
  4. 4. The Léman International School is more than its beautiful buildings; we are a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community for students and their families. Exceptional Facilities The Léman International School is located in the midst of lush fields and gardens at the foot of Chengdu’s hills. The 50-acre/20-hectare campus features structurally sound new construction that meets or exceeds all safety codes. Modern, technology-enhanced classrooms 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 tennis courts.
  5. 5. The Léman Difference > Our “whole child” philosophy focuses on academic excellence, health and fitness, and emotional development. > Opening in fall 2009 for pre-K to 5th graders, the Léman International School will eventually include middle and high school students. > Our proven curriculum accommodates both Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. > We hold ourselves accountable for student performance; we assess their current academic level, and help them gain both skills and confidence. > Our sister school is Collège du Léman in Geneva, Switzerland, a prestigious international school established in 1960 that joined the Meritas Family of Schools in 2005. > Currently more than 12,000 students are attending Meritas schools across three continents.
  6. 6. A member of the Meritas Family of Schools www.LIS-Chengdu.com

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