An Inspiring and Relevant Education
Our curriculum describes a method of education infused with a spirit of inquiry, student engagement and participation. Our teaching style, or pedagogy focuses on student-centered approaches, with problem solving and critical thinking skills embedded throughout. The emphasis on innovative and independent thinking allows for academic freedom and differences of opinions are valued. What makes us different in the Shenzhen community are our truly diverse and international families and our focus on international mindedness.
We believe that our focus on the mindset of students will immeasurably enrich learning. All of our students are supported to understand themselves through the Learner Profile. This set of characteristics or dispositions has been shown to be beneficial in preparation for further education and for success in life. The elements of the Learner Profile from the International Baccalaureate are described below. Our students have a clear understanding of themselves and experience a full and rich academic program which includes both curricular and co-curricular offerings. Students feel a responsibility to family, school, community and the world, and take part in community service. Finally, all people are seen as equal in dignity and worthy of respect.
We describe our structure of classes in three levels of schooling:
Primary School (EC – Grade 5, ages 2 – 11)
Middle School (Grades 6 – 8, ages 11 – 14)
High School (Grades 9 – 12, ages 14 – 18)