Where do our students go?

We know that proper preparation for university is vital, and also believe strongly in a balanced education.  We encourage participation in activities that build character and develop leadership skills. This approach has been successful, as evidenced by our high grade point average (GPA) and SAT scores, as well as the number of students who have gone on to attend universities of their choice. CDIS is an excellent choice for parents committed to post-secondary preparation.


CDIS has a well-earned reputation for academic excellence, sending its students to top universities around the world. Graduates of CDIS have been enrolled in the following universities:


Beijing University


Waseda University


  • Ewha Womans University
  • Han Dong University
  • Han Yang University
  • Yonsei University
  • Seoul National University
  • Korea University

New Zealand

Victoria University

The Netherlands

University of Groningen


  • Thammasat University

United States

  • Asbury University
  • Azusa Pacific University
  • Baylor University
  • Biola University
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Calvin College
  • Cedarville University
  • Columbia International University
  • Dallas Baptist University
  • Depauw University
  • Emory University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Hillsdale College
  • Hope College
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • John Brown University
  • Judson University
  • Lancaster Bible College
  • Le Tourneau University
  • Masters College
  • Michigan State University
  • Notre Dame University
  • North Greenville University
  • Oberlin College
  • Rice University
  • State University of New York
  • Taylor University
  • Texas A&M University
  • Trinity International University
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois At Urbana/Champaign
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Texas
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Wisconsin
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Vassar College
  • Western Washington University

Hong Kong


As a parent I am really proud of CDIS’ graduation ceremony. Our daughter had the most amazing graduation experience of all our children. CDIS has provided a more meaningful and graduate honoring celebration than I could have imagined. – Parent

National Merit® Scholarship

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an American academic competition recognizing students of the highest academic achievement and awarding university scholarships.

Out of 1.5 million applicants who sat for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) in 2015 and entered the scholarship competition, only 5% received the recognition as Commended Student.  Recognition as a semi-finalist is even rarer.

CDIS is the only international school in Western China with students who have achieved recognition from the National Merit® Scholarship Program.


2009 –  N. Swem – Semi-Finalist

2013 – D. Campbell – Semi-Finalist

2014 – M. Scott – Commended Student

2015 – C. Lee – Commended Student


Science Fair

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.

Millions of students worldwide compete each year in local and school-sponsored science fairs; the winners of these events go on to participate in affiliated Society for Science and the Public (SSP) regional and state fairs from which the best win the opportunity to attend Intel ISEF.

Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately USD $4 million in prizes.

The following CDIS students have been regional winners and were selected to compete in the Intel ISEF in the United States:

Name Title of Award Date of Award
X. Lai ISEF 1st place team project 2009
D. Lim ISEF 1st place team project 2009
H. Lee ISEF 1st place team project 2009
X. Lai Hope Star: You Bring Charm to the World 2010
D. Lim Hope Star You Bring Charm to the World 2010
H. Lee Hope Star You Bring Charm to the World 2010
X. Lai ISEF 2st place team project 2010
D. Lim ISEF 2st place team project 2010
H. Lee ISEF 2st place team project 2010
X. Lai ISEF Best of Category Computer Science 2011
C. Yeoh Finalist 2011
K. Chow Finalist 2011
K. Chow ISEF 3rd Place Computer Science 2012
L. Schuster ISEF 3rd Place Computer Science 2012
N.Christenson ISEF 3rd Place Computer Science 2012
K. Chow ISEF 3rd Place Computer Science 2013
L. Schuster ISEF 3rd Place Computer Science 2013
N. Christenson ISEF 3rd Place Computer Science 2013
S. Guan ISEF 4th Place Electrical Engineering 2013
M. Scott Finalist 2014
J. Sims Finalist 2014
C. Yeoh Finalist 2014
M. Scott Finalist 2015
J. Sims Finalist 2015
C. Yeoh AAAI Special Award 2015
J. Kim Finalist 2016
C. Yeoh Finalist 2016