Key word: Adolescence
In the junior high school stage, students start to face a period called adolescence when their body and mind change greatly. As an important time of lifelong education, how can we help them adapt to the challenge of future globalization?
Key word: Lifelong Education, East meets West
Lifelong Education, East meets West East meets West, which means refining the advantages from Chinese education and Western education respectively. By utilizing Chinese education to consolidate foundational knowledge and Western education to broaden their horizons in order to maximize the benefit.
Middle School Curriculum: We expect students to focus on basic Chinese curriculum and cultivate core literacy skills, which can be shown in their unique English proficiency, cultural understanding, global vision, and independent personality. What’s more, we also hope our curriculum will meet the smooth transition from primary and achieve a seamless connection with high school in the future.
Learning Keyword: Optional Class System + Subject Classroom
Optional classes is used to establish different subject classrooms. Furthermore, they are conducive for teaching research of teachers and students’ active learning, which is beneficial to teaching resources, and truly achieves the purpose of environmental education.
Curriculum keyword: Developing the Lifelong Learning Ability
Our English teaching system is jointly created by both Chinese and foreign teachers so that it will develop students’ ability in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as communicating and cooperating with others. The English curriculum will also be based on the scholastic online reading system, so as to develop a good habit of lifelong reading.
‘5+1’ teaching system, which includes 5 Chinese math lessons and 1 English math class per week by using Chinese mathematics to lay a solid foundation and improve counting skills. Teaching mathematics in English is to improve learning interest, broaden horizons and achieve mathematics vocabulary easily. It is important for students to learn how to express ideas and think in math, and be able to access to the English mathematics textbooks. In addition, our students also have the opportunity to participate in the US AMC, American Berkeley Mathematical Competition, Canadian Waterloo Mathematical Competition and Australian and UKMT British math competitions etc.
CCA includes both academic activities and students’ hobbies. It will be based on different subjects and meet all grade students’ need so that they can choose at least one activity to learn.
1. Learning support
2. Projects learning
1. Additional language
2. Computer Science
Grade 8 and Grade 9
1. IGCSE Math
2. IGCSE English
3. IGCSE Additional language/ICT
We have offered 15 CCA courses for students to choose in the first semester of Grade 6.
In Grade Eight and Nine, we offer a two-stream CCA program. Through IGCSE Math, additional language and English, the students could not only transfer to high school smoothly, but also can get the IGCSE certificate, which is admitted in all English-speaking countries. Students who choose to go to local high school in the future will be provided with courses that strength their test-taking skills in various subjects. Students who have passed the entrance examination will have excellent problem-solving skills, and the students who choose international stream will be enhanced with strong English learning ability, which particulary meets our goal as a bilingual school.
Out of Campus, into the Museum
There are lots of museums in Shanghai. Learning is not limited to textbooks, nor just happen in the campus. After studying principal, interest and interest rates in Grade 6, math teachers will lead the students into the Bank Museum and discover the real notes and bills for exchange. After studying plants and animals in Grade 7, science teachers will take them to the Museum of Nature; 8th graders will visit Lu Xun Museum; 9th graders children can explore the Physics Demonstration Center in East Normal University. They can also enjoy opera with their music teachers, and painting in Modern Art Museum. Guang Fu Lin, the historical site is waiting for them to be investigated along with history teachers, and Jewish refugees Museum with English teachers .We expect our students to walk into 24 museums in the next four years and look forward to promoting cooperative learning between the school and museums.
P4C (Philosophy for Children)
Through the different ways of class teaching in P4C, we teach children how to learn, listen, take turns to speak, follow the rules, be willing to ask questions, and share with others, which cultivate students’ ability on critical thinking, collaboration, caring and creativity.
Unique Ecology Course
The Ecology Course is collaborated by SUIS Qingpu and Qingxi Country Park. Children can experience the hard farming work. They will also partake in related labor skills, science courses and art sketches, which will definitely enrich their life experience.
Face the Globalized Future
As an important stop for lifelong education, we expect that the middle school section can achieve a smooth transition from primary school on academic and activities. We also hope to help them on how to have an effective transition from middle school to high school, as the deepening of inquiry ability and the transition to mobile learning system, which enables students to connect with Zhong kao, and to connect with international high schools in terms of language ability. Lastly, we expect to achieve multi-faceted connection in terms of knowledge, ability, character, thinking habits, and learning style.
While the children are in full bloom with bright future, let us work together to guide and accompany the children to present their unique excellence, and prepare them to face the globalized future!