Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When did the school start?
ISW began its first school year in 2007.
How is the school accredited?
ISW has a school license from the National Education Bureau, as well as from the Jiangsu, and Wuxi Municipal Education Bureaus. We also have been awarded the highest possible accreditation through the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC).
Where are your teachers from?
ISW has teachers from many different countries with a majority of them being from America.
How international are you?
We have students from 18 different nationalities at ISW.
What are the main nationalities represented at the school?
Most of our students are Korean, and North American.
Where do most students live?
In Wuxi, most students live in the Wuxi Xin Wu District. Within the Xin Wu District, most of our students are located within the Chang Jiang Guo Ji apartment complexes, Di Yi Guo Ji apartment complex, and Wanke Dong Jun
Does the school provide busing?
ISW offers bussing services to major residential areas in Xin Wu District.
Where can I find the academic calendar?
The academic calendar can be found on our website here
What is the school’s dress code?
Students are expected to dress modestly. Clothing should not be revealing or bizarre, and should not bear offensive words or slogans. Cleanliness, neatness, good grooming, and respect for local customs are standards ISW students are required to uphold.
Will my child be able to transition well to an international school?
Children have instinctive ability of adaptation and almost all the students transition well into our school. It’s just a matter of time; some students can adapt to the new environment quickly while others take a little bit more time to adjust. Most of the new students get high satisfaction from our school. They can acclimate well and they like their teachers very much.
Are parents encouraged to be involved at the school?
Yes. Parents get connected with their children’s teachers and communicate frequently about their children’s growth. They also have opportunities to get involved field trips, parties, events, and fundraising. ISW has begun our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) to provide more opportunities for parents to involved.
When can I visit the school?
ISW is open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM. You can schedule a visit by contacting or calling us at +86 (0510)8101-9012
Can you babysit my child after school?
ISW staff work after school and cannot provide babysitting or childcare.