Léman International School - Chengdu
Founded in 2009, Léman International School - Chengdu, is the premier international school in southwestern China serving children from ages 3 through 17 (Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 11) in the rapidly growing city of Chengdu, China. Léman International School - Chengdu is part of the prestigious Meritas International Family of Schools. Meritas is an international group of college-preparatory schools. It is our mission to develop students who can navigate the world, and are able to succeed at their top-choice of university while accomplishing the goals they set for themselves.
The Léman Difference
Léman International School offers a high quality education informed by decades of proven best practices. We prepare our students to be successful adults who make a positive contribution to society. Students are taught to think critically, ask thoughtful questions, use high-order reasoning and solve problems creatively. We ensure their success through the delivery of world-class curricula, the utilization of best teaching practices and a holistic program which develops academic excellence, integrity and intercultural understanding. We understand that each child’s learning journey is unique and provide a child centered education so all students reach their full potential.
International Family of Schools
Léman International School - Chengdu is part of Meritas, an international family of college-preparatory schools. It is our mission to develop students who can navigate the world and are able to succeed at their top-choice of university while accomplishing the goals they set for themselves.
Meritas graduates are confident, articulate and fully engaged adults. They love to learn, take initiative for their own education and actively seek to make a difference in their world. With ten schools on three continents, Meritas provides an exceptional college preparatory education to over 12,000 students worldwide.
The Meritas Academic Plan
Every Meritas school strives to improve upon our time-tested academic program. The key components of the Meritas Academic Plan include:
1.Differentiated, small group instruction leading to more personal teacher attention and customized classroom experiences
2.Emphasis on problem solving and critical thinking
3.Development of Personal Learning Plans for every student
4.External assessment of each student’s academic growth
5.Regular feedback and collaboration with parents
Internationally Renowned Curriculum
The Primary School follows the International Primary Curriculum, utilized in over 1,500 schools in 80 countries. The Middle School utilizes the International Middle Years Curriculum. Both the IPC and IMYC place an emphasis on enquiry based learning in a thematic approach, connecting learning to students’ natural curiosity and real world situations.
Grades 9 and 10 follow a pre-IB curriculum with a focus on high level academics in preparation for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma provides an international qualification recognized by the best universities world-wide.
Léman International School, Chengdu is an IB World School and fully authorized to provide the IB Diploma Programme in the coming school year!
Experience Passion Purpose
At Léman students develop the intellectual, emotional and social skills needed to succeed in an interconnected world. We provide challenging and enjoyable programs aimed at developing well rounded individuals. Our students experience numerous opportunities to pursue their interests: in academics, the fine arts, and athletics. We believe that students who discover and develop their passions will lead a life of purpose.
Our proprietary assessment methods measure the academic progress of students and effectiveness of our educational programs. In addition to comprehensive internal assessment, we utilize the Comprehensive Testing Program (CTP), a rigorous external assessment of student achievement for grades two to ten. The CTP identifies strengths and growth areas on both an individual and group level, comparing our students’ performance to that of private independent schools in the United States.
Our experienced and talented team of professionals is the keystone to the provision of an excellent education. Léman teachers hail from all over the world and are focused on student learning. They engage in professional development to continuously build their teaching skills and remain current with evolving trends in education. Our approach is rooted in:
1.World-class teachers working in a collaborative environment supported by comprehensive professional development
2.Research based best practices including differentiated instruction and authentic application of learning
3.Comprehensive extra-curricular programming and international learning opportunities
Preparing for the Future
At Léman, we believe school plays a critical role in furthering students’ success beyond the school grounds. Beginning in middle school, students take part in the Meritas’ proprietary Skills for Success program, which develops the skills needed for academic excellence and social development. Our college counseling program centers on top-choice acceptances for all students and begins in the sixth grade. The program develops young adults who are ready to be successful inside and outside the college classroom from day one.
World class facilities
The expansive landscaped campus of Léman International School – Chengdu is located in the fastest growing eco-urban area just south of the city center. Completed in 2009, our 50-acre/20-hectare campus features facilities which offer students an unparalleled environment to develop their interests, whether they are in academics, athletics, dance, fine arts or music.
Community of international learners
Léman is a school community committed to life-long learning. Our students benefit from our school’s cultural diversity, sharing their own heritage and learning from each other.
We bring our global reach into the classroom with programs such as Touchpoints, which address global issues with classmates from other Meritas schools around the world.
Outside of the class, students have numerous opportunities to participate in events in Chengdu, throughout China and in the United States, developing cultural knowledge while gaining real-world experience with new friends. The result is students who are internationally minded with an understanding and appreciation for all cultures.