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    Xiwai International School , affiliated to Shanghai International Studies University , is a learning community dedicated to meeting academic challenges. Living and studying in the school environment, our students help and respect each other, and are invited to participate fully in the teaching and learning processes. Our enthusiastic and committed teaching staff guide and support students not only in their academic studies, but in every aspect of their lives on campus. 

    Xiwai strives to be a caring academic community. Students are from different countries and ethnic groups, and from various cultures. As a multi-cultural community, Xiwai fosters a spirit of caring and sharing, regardless of each student's background, and encourages every member of the community to render services and contribute to the wider community. With both Chinese and English as the official languages of the community, students and teachers communicate in two languages, an approach that embodies a true form of bilingual education, and enables Xiwai's students to prepare themselves to reach out to the wider world. The school's residential management has adopted the English House Master system, in order to enrich the range of extra-curricular activities, and provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for students. 

    Xiwai is an active, participating community. Xiwai encourages students, as well as parents, to participate in the school's management, and the teaching and learning processes. The school's learning environment is interactive and discussion-oriented, using a “round table” approach wherever appropriate. Xiwai aims to invite parents to school periodically in order to maintain a closer parent-child relationship. It will also organize seminars, given by prominent speakers from home and abroad, including scientists, thinkers, educators and artists, who will also participate in the school's curriculum development. As a result, Xiwai students will be able to open their horizons, and think independently, creatively and critically, and make a valuable contribution not only to their school, but also to the wider community.