Welcome from the Head of School


Dear Sias International School Community

Dr. Shawn Chen and the Board of Directors have established an aspirational vision and mission for Sias International School(Sias IS), based on core beliefs about children’s learning and development.  It was these noble values that attracted me to the role of Head of School and to the challenge to fulfill their lofty ambitions.  The incredible new school campus in the Zhengdong New District, character development through the Leader in Me program, and an inquiry, play-based instructional model cemented my desire to join the Sias IS family.   

Thank you to Dr. Chen and the Board for welcoming me, my wife, and our three children into the Sias IS family.  As I work to grow our Sias IS family and create a world-class learning environment, I make the following commitments: 

For our students: to challenge you to grow into kind, inquisitive, and internationally-minded people, preparing you as if you are our own children, for high-level success in post-Secondary studies at universities across the world;   

For our parents: to provide a safe and compassionate home where your children may grow to reach their potential and to keep an open door for you to collaborate with me and our team of professional educators on your child’s learning;  

For our school staff: to provide a collaborative and supportive workplace where you can put into practice the skills and experience that will guide the learning and growth of our students and, at the same time, continue your own professional development; 

For our whole community: I commit to building a school and educational program that continually strives to achieve the Sias IS vision, where all students receive a world-class education, ensuring they leave us well-balanced with a strong mind, body, and spirit. 

With gratitude, 

Dr. Sam E. Mills