LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Dear members of the I Shou International School community and guests,
As the school's superintendent, it gives me great pleasure to welcome each of you to our school website!
I-Shou International School is a private, co-ed, international/bi-lingual school that provides multiple pathways for internationally minded students leading to university admissions in Taiwan, the USA, the UK, and elsewhere.
An optional boarding house program for students in grades 5-11 provides a safe, caring, and structured milieu for approximately one-third of our entire student population within our beautifully newly renovated boarding facility.
As the first school in Taiwan to concurrently offer the PYP, MYP, and IBDP programs, we are proud to be an IB Continuum school with active accreditation from the Council of International Schools, and the Taiwanese Ministry of Education.
Our greatest resources, our dedicated teachers, work collaboratively to foster the development of 21st century skills for students through student centered, inquiry based teaching and learning.
During the past two years, our school has embarked upon an ambitious program of school development to include, but not limited to: the planning and organization for the opening of our new middle school in September 2018; the development of a best practices technology plan for enriching, reinforcing, and supporting classroom curriculum and 21st century skills learning processes; and expanding our athletic and activities programs to reinforce the academic mission of our school while further preparing students for success in adulthood.
I Shou International School is indeed a very special place, a very special school. It has never been a series of classrooms or buildings, but rather an expression of beliefs and attitudes for the generations of students for whom it is planned.
We are fortunate to have extraordinary support from our founder, I-Shou Lin, who along with of our Board of Trustees effectively and efficiently set culturally responsive international standards of excellence and accountability for school performance.
Please feel free to visit with us and to see firsthand, the high standards of teaching and learning throughout our school divisions and classrooms.
It would be a sincere pleasure to welcome you to I Shou International School!
Dr Peter Nanos
LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Welcome to I-Shou International School! I believe IIS is the most beautiful and passionate bilingual/boarding school in southern Taiwan. Recently, Bookzone published a book titled, “Find Yourself on the World Map.” Mr. Kenneth, K. T. Yen has written that: “…The past has resulted in chances flying away; the economic advantages have been exhausted, and human resources have run out… Taiwan is currently facing a severe situation never before seen.”
Specifically, sub-replacement fertility has brought enormous impact to national education. IIS has implemented adaptive learning for over 10 years, and every faculty and staff share in the vision to provide their effort to educate each unique, individual student. All of us insist in the value of this belief, and work carefully to foster in our children 21st-century living skills within the best possible educational environment.
From 2017-18 School Year, IIS has implemented Smart Reading from National Taiwan Normal University, which includes examination of students reading comprehension skills from Grades 2 to 10. The DACC (Diagnostic Assessment of Chinese Competence) technique is a tool which holistically investigates students’ reading comprehension skills and further tracks their abilities via their test results, and then provides appropriate guidance. Furthermore, we have also implemented the MAP system to observe students’ English, Mathematic and Science skills with exactly the same concept.
Mr. I-Shou Lin, the founder of E-United Group, is an extraordinary entrepreneur in southern Taiwan and worldwide. In accordance with his belief, IIS also proudly encouraged our kids to inquire and embrace their amazing and unique personalities. He upholds the faith of “the best” and has gradually developed the badlands of Guanyin Mountain with its current academic heartland and shopping and leisure locations. IIS is located in the center of E-Da, surrounded by I-Shou University, E-Da Shopping Mall and E-Da Villa. This place nurtures our students with “courage”– a distinguishing characteristic possessed by entrepreneurs. Our graduates have stepped around the world with courage and critical thinking abilities in various world-renowned universities, and further demonstrated their multiple intelligences and talents.
I was once an IIS parent myself, so I sincerely appreciate the beauty of IIS. Not only the campus, but also the educational philosophy, faculty and staff, students and parents have created wonderful and unforgettable memories. As a parent of alumni, school teacher, senior administrator and Principal of IIS, I would like to encourage everyone to visit our school and see for yourselves what makes IIS a fascinating and incredible academic institution.