Principal’s Welcome


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Dear Parents,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you and your family to the website of EtonHouse International School, Suzhou.

At our school, we pride ourselves on being very family orientated, where the students’ best interests are at the heart of all our decisions. This includes offering a vibrant, innovative and rigorous education, aligned with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years (PYP), Middle Years Programs (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). When combined with our rigorous curricula, students are provided with the basis for an inspiring and challenging education that develops a love of learning, whilst at the same time, ensuring that they have the knowledge, skills and values to cope with a rapidly changing and sometimes unstable world.

All our teachers are highly qualified and truly passionate and committed to developing exciting and stimulating lessons that not only engage students, but encourages them to inquire and to learn more about the world around them. Our students are also challenged by our teachers and the community to do their best and to care for one another at all times.

At EtonHouse Suzhou, education is viewed as a partnership in which parents and the school work closely together to ensure that the students are able to be confident, knowledgeable, responsible, and caring citizens. Our open door policy gives parents the opportunity to take part in their children’s education, either through planned events or more informal gatherings.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Warm Regards,

James Waldron




James Waldron is Principal of Suzhou EtonHouse International School, a K-12 IB World School with PYP, MYP and the IB DP.

Mr. Waldron has been an educator in the Shanghai, Wuxi and Suzhou area since 2002. He worked for 14 years running schools in Shanghai and Wuxi.

He is the holder of four qualifications from English universities, including the National Professional Qualification for Headship and a Masters in Educational Leadership and is a regular speaker on Neuroscience in Education and Soft Skills, both in China and Singapore.

Mr. Waldron is a popular public speaker, he has spoken on the themes of Neuroscience in Education and Soft Skills, in Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing and Nanjing. He spoke most recently at 2018’s EduTech Asia in Singapore on brain-science in the Early Years.

James Waldron is proud to have joined as Principal of Suzhou EtonHouse International School.  As an IB Continuum school with 60% of the student body being tri-lingual, Suzhou EtonHouse is in a position to help schools in China forge their own language policies and make decisions about what being an international school in China means.

This page was last edited on November 9, 2018