International Schools Consortium

International Schools Consortium (iSC) is a nonprofit organization that, since 1986, has offered excellent academic programs to meet the intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students. iSC has six schools in China — in Chengdu, Qingdao, Wuhan, Wuxi, Tianjin, and Yantai — one school in the UAE, and helps to support various other educational initiatives globally. iSC is a multi-school program, enabling students and teachers to participate in system-wide programs where they can interact with others outside of their immediate school. Students compete in basketball, volleyball and soccer tournaments, as well as music and choral festivals, and Model United Nations (MUN) conventions.

Mary West

I grew up in a small town in the state of Virginia and attended Lee University in Tennessee. I graduated with a bachelor of science in early childhood and elementary education and a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). My husband and I moved to China right after graduation, and we were teachers at another international school in the Guangdong province for two years before coming to CDIS. I never could have imagined having the opportunity to move across the world and teach such an amazing, diverse group of students, and I am incredibly grateful for the chance to learn and grow with them each day.

Mary  West
3rd Grade Teacher

B.S. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Lee University