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A Guide for Prospective Teachers

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Qingdao No. 1 International School of Shandong Province (QISS) was founded in 2006 to serve the diverse expatriate community of Qingdao and greater Shandong Province. QISS is fully WASC-accredited and provides a world class education to students from Nursery to Grade 12. QISS prepares students to enter top universities with confidence and thrive in their professional careers.

Our school culture is guided by the following core values:

QISS Values

We invite applications from talented certified teachers whose practice aligns with our school culture:

  • Happy teachers teach best and happy students learn best.
  • We believe that everyone can be a leader.
  • We believe that every child has genius.
  • We believe that change starts from within.
  • Teachers should empower students to lead their own learning.
  • Education should develop the whole person.
  • We believe that strong literacy and numeracy are the foundation of a good education.
  • We value critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  • We acknowledge mistakes as part of the learning process.
  • Community involvement is the first step to global citizenship.


At QISS, we truly value our TEACHERS.

We also offer a wide range of PROFESSIONAL and PERSONAL Development Opportunities, including :

  • Leader in Me training
  • Educare Safeguarding training
  • AP training
  • Chinese lessons
  • Cultural tours.

QISS teachers receive a competitive benefits package including premium health insurance, tuition benefits, and more.


Nestled in the picturesque Laoshan mountains, just 10 minutes from the seaside, our spacious campus boasts the best facilities in Qingdao. The school is equipped with state-of-the art athletic facilities including a competition size swimming pool, bright, digitally equipped classrooms, and ample green space.

QISS Swimming Pool Qingdao


At QISS, our greatest asset is our warm community. We’re serious about education, so that means we know how to make school fun for everyone- teachers and students alike. Our community enjoys gathering for school events, from our turkey trot fun run to our fabulous winter gala. From sharing instructional materials to surprise spaghetti and meatballs in the staff room, we know how to support each other and make QISS a real home.


China's most livable city

In a series of surveys, Qingdao has consistently ranked theno. 1 most livable city in China. (China Today, 2020), (Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2018), (China Daily, 2016)

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This comes as no surprise to anyone who has strolled along Qingdao’s 800 km of pristine coastline, or hiked majestic Mt. Laoshan.

For those of us who prefer urban life, Qingdao also offers a dazzling cityscape, chic shopping, a smattering of world cuisines, and a vivacious nightlife.

History buffs will appreciate Qingdao’s unique colonial European architecture and nearby ancient villages.

Apply today to join the No. 1 school in China’s No. 1 city!

Interested applicants should send their resume´, cover letter, contact details for three references, and a short summary of your educational philosophy to the following email: jade@qiss.org.cn

We may request an online or face-to-face interview after reviewing your application. We will contact references of all short-listed candidates.

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