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Hanova's Philosophy & Aims

We are dedicated to academic excellence and focused on meeting the individual needs of our students.

Xi’an Hanova International School is an IB Continuum school located in Xi’an, China.

Xi’an Hanova International School is an IB Continuum School, fully authorized to offer the internationally renowned IB Primary Years Programme since 2017 (Early Years – Y6), IB Middle Years Programme since 2016 (Years 7-11) and IB Diploma Programme since 2014 (Y12 – Y13) – with 20 different Diploma subjects available to students. 


We are also an authorized Cambridge School, a center for SAT and ACT testing and a licensed center for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to develop youth leadership. Hanova is dedicated to educational excellence – focused on meeting the needs of all its students as well as attaining and retaining a highly qualified and experienced teaching staff.

What drives our dedication to academic excellence? Our mission & vision:

Our Mission
  • We aim to be an outstanding IB World School.
  • All that we do is in the best interest of our students’ future.
  • Encourage our staff and students be accountable for their own behavior, and be socially responsible as global citizens.
  • We strive to make a community of inspiring, wise, principled and active life-long learners.
Our Core Values
  • Inspiring lifelong learning.
  • To be socially responsible as global citizens
  • To be outstanding learners with wisdom
Our Vision
  • We strive to establish Hanova as a long-standing quality educational institution.

More information about Hanova's IB Learning Outcomes & Global Competency:

Learning Outcomes
  • Inquirers – to nurture students’ curiosity and develop their skills for inquiry and research;
  • Knowledgeable – to develop and use conceptual understanding, exploring knowledge across a range of disciplines.
  • Thinkers – to use critical and creative thinking skills to analyze and take responsible action on complex problems.
  • Communicators – to express confidently and creatively in more than one language and in many ways.
  • Principled – to act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness and justice, and with respect for the dignity and rights of people everywhere.
  • Open-minded – to appreciate every culture and personal histories, as well as the values and traditions of others.
  • Caring – to show empathy, compassion and respect, with commitment to make a positive impact to our community and to the world.
  • Risk-takers – to approach uncertainty with forethought and determination, to work independently and cooperatively to explore new ideas and innovative strategies.
  • Balanced – to understand the importance of balancing different aspect of our lives – intellectual, physical, and emotional – to achieve well being for ourselves and others.
  • Reflective – to consider the world and our own ideas and experience.

* Summarized from the International Baccalaureate Learner Profile

Global Competency
  • The use of concepts, knowledge, skills and languages of various disciplines to research current global issues.
  • The understanding of the interdependence of economic, political, technological, environmental and social systems worldwide.
  • The understanding of multiple perspectives.
  • The valuing of diversity and cultures.
  • The ability to communicate with multilingual skills, through fluency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening and through the use of modern technologies.
  • Engaging responsibly in action and service to improve conditions both locally and globally.
  • The ability to function effectively in an interdependent world.

* Definition from Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges

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