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  • An International School

    The expansive landscaped campus of Léman International School – Chengdu is nestled amid lush fields and gardens at the foot of Chengdu’s hills.

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  • Student Life at LIS

    Students will uncover talents, abilities and discover new interests and carry them throughout their lives.

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  • Experienced and Talented Team

    Our experienced and talented team of professionals is a critical component of our success as a truly outstanding learning institution.

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  • Personal Growth

    At Léman we believe the only measure that matters is that of your child’s academic and personal growth.

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  • Welcome to Admissions

    Léman International School - Chengdu is the premier international school in southwestern China, serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.

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  • School News

    Find out the latest news from our family.

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James Sutcliffe

James Sutcliffe

DP Coordinator & Biology Teacher

 James joined the school in 2019. Currently acting as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Coordinator  and teaching in science in Secondary school, Mr. Sutcliffe has a wealth of experience in the education sector in a career spanning 15 years to date. 

A native of the New Zealand and the United Kingdom, James joined the school in 2019. Currently acting as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Coordinator  and teaching in science in Secondary school, Mr. Sutcliffe has a wealth of experience in the education sector in a career spanning 15 years to date. 

Since graduating from the Heriot Watt University with a Bachelors Degree in Marine Biotechnology in 2005, James qualified as a teacher with a specialism in secondary science. James has worked in a variety of school settings, teaching each year level from Yr 7 to Yr 13. James joined us from a school in Beijing where he was a well-regarded Diploma Coordinator.  

Since joining Léman, Mr. Sutcliffe has taken a keen interest in the holistic development of our students.  Teaching theory of knowledge and helping to guide students through their creativity, activity and service experiences.  

James is enjoying working for Léman and living in Chengdu, which he describes as his favorite city in China. He has a keen interest in Science and encouraging students to develop their Scientific skills outside the classroom. Outside of school, he enjoys exploring the scenery and culture of China, playing and watching sports, reading science fiction novels, and scuba diving.