Qingdao MTI International School
3rd Floor Children's Activity Center
No. 6 Dong Hai Xi Road
Qingdao, China 266071
Founded June 1996
aged 4 - 18
American, college-preparatory curriculum
42 foreign staff , 44 local staff
Qingdao MTI International School (QMIS) was established by the MTI (Management Technologies International) Education Foundation, Inc., an American non-profit corporation committed to educational work in China, which includes establishing international schools for expatriate children and promoting cultural understanding and exchanges. QMIS obtained licensing from the Qingdao Education Commission in June 1996 and the National Education Ministry in September of that same year. Classes began on September 23, 1996.
The current composition of the student body is 72% Korean, 14% American, 4% Chinese, 3% Japanese, and 7% other. Twelve countries and three major language groups, Korean, English, and Chinese, are represented in the student body. 19% of the student population is native English speakers, while 81% speak English as a Second Language.
QMIS is fully accredited for grades kindergarten thru 12 with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). It is also a member of the International Schools of China (ISC) Consortium.
In addition, QMIS is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS).
Students grades K-12 are offered a wide variety of instructional and support programs at QMIS. The elementary students receive instruction in basic core subjects from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in self-contained classrooms.
The secondary program provides a United States based college preparatory curriculum, working to meet the needs of students planning to attend U.S. colleges and universities after graduation. High school and middle school students study five core subjects daily: Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, and Bible. Steps have been taken in the current year to provide more electives for secondary students. QMIS currently offers Art, Music, Technology, Physical Education, College Prep, Model United Nations, Public Speaking, as well as Chinese.
English support is available for students in grades 2-5 in a self-contained, all-day ESL (English as a Second Language) program. An ESL class is offered one period each day for secondary students, and additional support is also provided through extra reading classes for students in sixth through eighth grade.
Total number of teachers: 46
With master s degree or other: 22
With teacher certification: 32
Gender: 69% female, 31% male
Nationality 81% USA, remaining 22% are from South Africa (2), India(1), China(2), Philippines (2), and New Zealand (2).
In August of 1998, QMIS moved to the fourth floor of the Children s Club at the Qingdao Children s Activity Center, No. 6 Donghai Road. In addition to ten classrooms, the facility allowed for a library and various offices. Adjacent to the facility are a soccer field and a large rollerblading rink for use at recess and by physical education classes.
In March of 2001, additional space was obtained on the fifth floor of the Children s Club, adding six classrooms, a large multi-purpose/lunchroom, and access to a rooftop play area
The QMIS library is a source of support for the students and community. The library currently houses over 8,104 books. The school subscribes to 15 English periodicals and 3 Chinese periodicals. The library also has audiovisual support for teachers and students to use, including 400 videos, 24 DVDs, and 6 CD-ROMS. Adjacent to the library is a workroom for students and teachers which houses six computers. Each teacher has their own personal computer in their classroom, and both students and teachers have access to the school s computer lab which contains another twenty-one computers.
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY:
Year:August 17-June 1 （2006-07 schedule）
QMIS runs a two-semester school year calendar one from August to December, and the other from January to June. Students spend approximately 175 days in school each year.
We believe in operating an educational program based on Judeo-Christian principles, which is open to students irrespective of race, sex, color, or creed. We believe that we exist to provide academically excellent learning opportunities within a college preparatory course of study. We believe that the primary responsibility for education rests upon parents. The school should assist families in helping their children develop a profound sense of their own worth and identity. We believe that education should be broad-based, providing student opportunities in core subject areas and as many supplementary enrichment areas as feasible. The core subject areas include English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Foreign Language. Electives include Art, Music, Physical Education, and Technology.