Léman International School - Chengdu

Léman International School - Chengdu (LIS; simplified Chinese: 成都乐盟国际学校; traditional Chinese: 成都樂盟國際學校; pinyin: Chéngdū Lèméng Guójì Xuéxiào[1]) is an for-profit international school at 1080# Da'an Road, Zhengxing County (正兴镇), Shuangliu District, Chengdu, China, within the Tianfu New Area development. A part of the Nord Anglia Education (NAE) network,[2] it serves levels Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.[3][4]

Da'an Road, Zhengxing County
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OwnerNord Anglia Education
HeadmasterDavid Mindorff
Age3 to 18


The school was opened in 2009.[5] The total investment of the school is about 2 million RMB. The school was approved as the international school for foreigners by the Chinese Ministry of Education in December 2011.[6] The school became part of the Nord Anglia Education family of schools in 2015 after NAE acquired it from Meritas LLC . Nord Anglia Education has 61 international schools around the world in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and America. These independent international schools teach over 61,000 pupils worldwide as of March 2019.[7]

In August 2014 the school received authorization for the International Baccalaureate programme.[8]

Campus and location

The school's campus is about 50 acres (20 ha), which will eventually house about 1,000 students.[9]


Léman International School - Chengdu has students from 30 different countries and uses International Primary Curriculum[10] (IPC) for primary school. The IPC is currently adopted by 1000 schools in 65 countries. The Middle School is based upon the extended version of the IPC known as the International Middle Years Curriculum[11] (IMYC). Grades 9 and 10 have a pre-IB/pre-AP curriculum with high level academics being the focus. The school offers IB Diploma for Grade 11 and 12. In August 2014, the school received authorization from the International Baccalaureate programme[12] and has its first graduating class in 2016 consisting of 3 students. Léman International School also has compulsory music performance participation.[13]

The school includes a section for German students,[14] as well as one for French students.

Themed events

The school offers themed events such as Challenge Week, Duke of Edinburgh, Explore China Trip, Literacy Week, Numeracy Week, International Day,[15] Concert and etc.

Extra-curricular activities

The school offers three obligatory sessions of clubs (also called after school activities) a school year which offer lots of activities for students during Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Clubs include a range of sport, dance, languages, science, photography, gardening, swimming, tennis, martial arts, a range of music groups and many more.


Léman International School - Chengdu is accredited to offer the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) and an accredited test center for SAT.

The school is accredited the Association of China and Mongolian International Schools(ACAMIS), and has recently experienced the second positive joint visit from Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).


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  2. "Contact Us." Léman International School - Chengdu. Retrieved on October 1, 2015. "G213 National Road, Da'an Village Zhengxing County, [sic] Shuangliu Township, [sic] Chengdu, 610218 China"
  3. "TUITION AND FEES–2015/2016 (ALL INCLUSIVE)" (Archive). Léman International School - Chengdu. Retrieved on October 1, 2015.
  4. "Yang Wei meets CEO of Meritas" (Archive). City of Chengdu. Retrieved on October 9, 2015.
  5. "专为外籍人士子女打造 成都乐盟国际学校开校". September 17, 2009.
  6. "教育部关于同意设立乐盟国际学校(成都)的批复 教外综函[2011]82号". 教育部关于同意设立乐盟国际学校(成都)的批复. Chinese Ministry of Education. January 5, 2012.
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  8. "Léman International School, Chengdu is now officially an IB World School" (Archive). Press release at The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China (中国欧盟商会). August 1, 2014. Retrieved on October 9, 2015.
  9. "Grand Opening in 2009". 专为外籍人士子女打造 成都乐盟国际学校开校. 中国新闻网. September 17, 2009.
  10. "IPC official website".
  11. "IMYC official website".
  12. "IB School profile - Léman International School".
  13. Léman International School 2014-2015. Chengdu, China: Léman International School. 2015. pp. 106, 107, 108, 109.
  14. "Deutsche Schulen in China" (Archive). Vertretungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in der Volksrepublik China. Retrieved on October 1, 2015.
  15. "国际学校开放"国际日" 4小时"周游"20多国". April 25, 2014.

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