Hangzhou Dipont School of Arts and Science Hangzhou
Founded through partnership between world class schools –The United RDFZ Group of Schools, The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China (commonly abbreviated as RDFZ) and King’s College School, Wimbledon (KCS), RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou aims to create a learning community which integrates the best of international and Chinese education. RDFZ’s mission to provide differentiated education for the development of each student together with the holistic educational philosophy at King’s underpin the ethos of our school. For Chinese and international pupils aged 3-18 years, we strive to educate young men and women who will be innovative and collaborative while appreciating their own and other cultures and traditions. They will understand the importance of a world view and global issues in order to make a positive contribution to society in the future.
King’s College International School Hangzhou
King’s College International School Hangzhou was established in November 2018 by the Zhejiang Provincial Education Department. The School is located at No. 3 Guowen Road, Zhongtai Street, Yuhang District, Hangzhou. Our campus covers an area of 26,851 square metres, whilst we have 41,451 square metres of indoor space within our school buildings. Our mission is to integrate the best of Chinese and Western education, to build a world-class learning community; to maximise each student’s potential and prepare them for their future”. Currently the teacher-student ratio is 1:5 and students are taught in line with the UK national curriculum. From Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, students benefit from Chinese language education as well. Key Stage 1 includes English, Maths, Science, Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, and Physical Education. In Key Stage 2, we add Information Technology, Social Education, Health Education and Civic Education. English as a native language or a second language course, Chinese as a second language course and Maths are all compulsory subjects. From Key Stage 3, our students will continue to study the UK national curriculum and integrate Chinese learning. Beginning in the Grade 8, IGCSE subjects are studied. International students are required to complete the IGCSE course at the end of Grade 10 and begin their A-Level studies in Grade 11.
- Four distinct school sections with a shared educational approach, support Chinese and expatriate students in all aspects of their development
- A curriculum which respects the compulsory Chinese curriculum and operates in a bilingual academic, co-curricular and pastoral context leading to international qualifications
- A learning community which through its pastoral provision challenges and supports each pupil to improve throughout and be well-prepared for the next stage of their education
- A multicultural and bilingual environment that allows pupils to be confident in two languages and to develop a global outlook
- Small class sizes (of between 15 and 24 pupils) and good teacher/pupil ratio
- A huge variety of opportunities beyond the classroom designed to provide width of experience and the opportunities to excel