Director of Athletics' Welcome
Welcome to Hangzhou International School Athletics - home of the Golden Dragons. The Athletic Department seeks to provide students with an appreciation of how involvement in individual and team sports is a great complement to their academic pursuits. Athletics challenges our student athletes physically but of equal importance is the development of self- confidence, resilience, teamwork, leadership, commitment, courage, and growth mindset. These qualities, which are emphasized in all of Athletic programs, will serve our students well beyond their time at HIS.
Hangzhou International School offers a diverse range of athletics options for all students with a total of 27 teams across 10 sports. We are a member school of four athletics conferences: Hangzhou International Schools Athletics Conference (HISAC), Shanghai International School Activities Conference (SISAC), Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), and China International Schools Sports Association (CISSA). These affiliations provide our student athletes multiple opportunities to compete in events in Hangzhou, Shanghai and throughout China.
The HIS Campus has a full-size gymnasium capable of hosting matches and tournaments in all of our indoor sports, a 7-a-side artificial turf soccer field. Our Track and Field practice off-campus at nearby training facilities and our Cross-Country teams are fortunate to take short bus ride across the Qintiang River to access the multitude of running trails in the Longjin teafields. We are looking forward to relocating soon to our new campus will include two full-sized gymnasiums, a full-size soccer field, outdoor multi-purpose courts, fully-equipped fitness center, yoga and dance studios, and a 25-meter swimming pool.
The HIS Dragons Athletics program continues to grow each year, with over 60% of all Middle and High School students involved in a sports team during the 2018-2019 school year, and over 50% involved in multiple teams. Athletics is well-supported by our faculty members and parent community and this provides a focal point for our wider school community to connect and share successes. I’m looking forward to your involvement in our Athletics program throughout the year.
Director of Athletics and Activities