Jade Hill Schools take “Devotion to China, Vision to the World, Innovative Spirit, Artistic Accomplishment, Academic Excellence and Holistic Development” as six core educational concepts. We are committed to providing our students with a curriculum that integrates Chinese and Western educational ideas to improve students’ learning experiences, support their physical and mental growth, and prepare students well for their higher education. Our curriculum values the teaching of academics and the teaching of arts equally, and encourages the integration of arts into the teaching of humanities and sciences. We consider every student a unique soul and help them reach their potential through personalized ways of learning.
Nowadays, a wide and profound change is taking place in the field of education. The deepening influence of information technology on education is bringing new forms of teaching and learning, structural transformation of traditional school system, as well as new skill requirements to countries all over the world. Jade Hill Education is ready to follow this trend and lead the "AI +" education and contribute to the curriculum reform and the innovative school design in China.
1) Integrated Curriculum and Instructional Ideas
Jade Hillrefers to the national curriculum standards issued by Ministry of Education, as well as advanced curriculum standards in the U.K. and the U.S. to develop a bilingual, integrated middle and high school curriculum that includes various academic, art and sport programs. We combine good educational traditions in China with advanced instructional ideas from abroad aiming to create discussion-based classrooms and make learningexperiential to students.Language proficiency and culture awareness are highly valued at Jade Hill schools. Studentsat JadeHillare expected to not only have high Chinese and English proficiency, but also be able fit themselves into different cultural contexts.We also recognize teachers’ key role in developing and implementing the curriculum and improving instructional ideas, and consider them the most valuable asset of our schools. We hire teachers both from overseas and in China based on high standards and organize professional development workshops for teachers on a regular basis.
2) The Two-track System for School Application Choices
We implement a two-track college preparation system to enrich students’ future educational choices. Upper school students are encouraged to join in domestic programs for applying to domestic colleges or international programs for applying to colleges abroad. Jade Hill schools provide strong capstone programcoachingand college counselling support for students to apply to comprehensive universities, liberal arts colleges and specialized art institutions. Students are able to obtain high school diploma issued by Ministry of Education in China, all kinds of international course certificates, as well as pre-requisite credits from foreign colleges and universities.
3) Art education
A) Art programs of all Kinds and all Levels
Jade Hill schools have strong art departments that cover different levels and different genres of music, theatre and visual arts training. In this way, we are able tomeet individuallearning needs and interests of our students, and learners of all levelstodo the best of themselves. Moreover,our rich artistic education resources and close relationships with various social and artistic institutions in the local ensure students’ opportunities of participating into various performing and exhibition events.
B) Integrated art teaching -- combining art teaching with various subjects to provide project-based interdisciplinary learning.
Art integration teaching is an integrated teaching method that integrates art ability into the core curriculum of the school. It advocates that teachers integrate art education -- including dance, music, drama performance, multimedia art and visual art -- into the teaching of mathematics, science, history, Chinese and other disciplines. The research proves that art integration teaching can promote students’ learning and development of their thinking ability, as well as enhance their sense of citizenship in a pluralistic society. At the same time, extending art teaching to all aspects of education is conducive to building a rich and diversified learning environment and providing valuable life skills for students.
4) STEAM Learing
We are dedicated to providing studentsinquiry-based and project-based STEAM programs to cultivate their creative thinking abilities and problem-solving skills. We consider STEAM programan effective form of interdisciplinary teaching and learning, as well as an important way of connecting new technologies and real social problems todisciplinary learning.Our faculty team cooperate with STEAM curriculum providers in the U.S. to develop and localize high-quality STEAM programs for our students. We also believe it is important to adjust and update our STEAM programs every year to align them with students’ recent interests and needs.
5) Athletic programs
We offer a wide range of athletic programs for students’ physical and mental fitness and see the importance of cultivating their sportsmanship.
6) StudyAbroad& Students Exchange
We offer 2-4-week study abroad and student exchange programs for our students to enrich their cross-cultural experiences and communication skills. The programs can also help students learn vividly about the schools and student life in foreign countries, so that they can make better college application decisions.
7) Community Linkage
We consider schools a core part of the local community, the city and the entire country, and hope to coordinate with local industries, institutions and organizations for creating service learning and experiential learning opportunities. Students are encouraged and guided tocontribute to the local community through various long-term and short-term programs. They are also supported to explore the community and design their own projects based on what they have observed. Moreover, Jade hill schools cooperate actively with educational researchers from universities and educational bureaus to launch and implement research-based pioneer programs.