About Chongqing International School
Founded in 1931, Chongqing Middle School is one of the most prestigious middle schools in Chongqing, a southwest municipality with a population of over 30 million. The school has a long history and tradition of outstanding achievement. Directly under the supervision of Chongqing’s Department of Education, the school is comprised of six large campuses, enrolling over 12,000 students and employing approximately 600 certified faculty members.
Chongqing International School is the dedicated international campus of Chongqing Middle School. Established with a global mission in mind, the Board of Directors of Chongqing No.1 Middle School chartered CQ No.1 ISS in 2001 under the authority of Chongqing’s Department of Education.
In the school’s initial launch, it implemented the International Foundation Year (IFY) program, a one-year university preparatory course accredited by the Northern Consortium of the United Kingdom (NCUK), serving students with a conduit for matriculation in British and Australian universities. In 2010 and 2012, CQ No.1 ISS added the A-level and AP programs respectively, further broadening the scope of prospective universities for matriculation internationally.