· Devotion to china and vision the world
We believe that “internationalization” does not equal to “foreignization”. Instead of copying one-sidedly from schools in western developed countries to China, we need to synthesize valuable educational ideas from both sides. Moreover, weshouldnever ignore the cultural and historical contexts of China, as well as the social evolvement of our home country.Our main focus is the localization and indigenization of international curriculum not only for a broad vision of our students, but also for their deep understanding of their motherland and home culture. We aim to help every student open their eyes to the world and turn back to think about where they are from.
· Innovative Spirit and Artistic Accomplishment
New technologies are replacing traditional divisions of labor in this era. Human beings need innovative spirit and arts, two core embodiments of human beingsmore than any other time in the history. More importantly, arts often serve as the catalyst of innovationand art education plays an important role in the cultivation of creative minds.AtJade Hill, we believe that thesenseof artistryis a comprehensive setofabilitiesbased on the perception, imagination, attentionand thinking abilities of a person. We connect the cultivation of innovative spirit closely to the teaching and learning of arts.
· Holistic Development
We value students’ academic achievements, yet we believe academic excellence is not the whole picture of education and place an equal importance on students’ art and sport talents, interpersonal skills and sense of social responsibility.Our society today needs working forces with a broad view, cross-disciplinary knowledge and skills sets, and a life-long passion for learning. Jade Hill is committed to cultivating students’ love of learning, their individual interests, and their metacognitive skills for being life-long learners. Therefore, we integrate a variety of art and sport programs into our school curriculum in the aim of teaching the whole person.
Ken Robinson, a prominent educator, in his book "Innovative Schools", has proposed eight key skills that today’s children must master (all beginning with the letter C):
Curiosity - The ability to question and explore the world;
Creativity -The ability to generate new ideas and put them into practice;
Criticism- The ability to analyze information and ideas and form the rational judgement;
Communication - The ability to express idea and emotion clearly and confidently;
Collaboration - The ability to work constructively with others;
Compassion - The ability to place oneself in the understanding of others and to act in accordance with their deeds;
Composure - The ability to balance the body and mind;
Citizenship - The ability to devote oneself to society and participate in social development.
Fu Yiyao- Daughter of Art Master Fu Baoshi, Internationally Renowned Painter
The essence of Chinese traditional education lies not only in knowledge instillation, but in temperament and personality cultivation. In all the teaching methods, situation education is an important one. Solely through situation education, can people acquire ability of situation thinking? It is not the simple kind of imagery thinking, but that can enliven people’s six sense and broaden people’s horizon. This is how distinctive imagination, individual logic mode and philosophy being developed.
Human being is the essence of the nature. This is because people owns thinking abilities that can be regarded as the heart field. This heart field can only fruit good harvests when fertilized, which can be regarded as an intelligent and ambitious person equipped with rich emotions, beauty-consciousness, curiosity and creation. Without this kind of heart, knowledge imparted forcibly is just dead concepts and will never get enlivened. However, people owning this kind of heart is able to face with almost everything calmly and wisely. Therefore, we aims to cultivate this kind of talents who can make contributions to the homeland and human being.