Welcome to Peking University Experimental School – Jiaxing (PKUES-JX).
I am thrilled that you have decided to view our school’s website in order to learn more about the wonderful students, staff, and programs we have to offer. Please note that our website is going through a redevelopment phase and therefore some of the items on the website may not be up to date.
We are about to embark upon a new school year with great enthusiasm and anticipation of new opportunities that will enhance our instructional program and school community as a whole. PKUES- JX has only been operating since 2016 and this is the third year. Often, some of the biggest challenges of the school are getting it approved by the government, building the facility and recruiting families/students and teachers. I would like to extend my congratulations and sincere gratitude to all of those hard working and diligent people who were an important part of getting the school started.
We now move into the next stage of growth.? This means that we have to evaluate all of our programs and policies to ensure we are doing our best to maximize student personal development and academic achievement. ?This will take time to get all information available, and to review how we can use generally accepted best practices of education at PKUES – JX.
We are an IB World School; currently we offer the Diploma Programme at grades 11-12.? I am happy to announce we are now at the beginning stages of intending to authorize for the PYP & MYP Programmes.? When fully authorized, PKUES- Jiaxing will become a full continuum IB World School.
Our students come from families who seek a school community where their children’s intellectual strengths and interests will be challenged while their social and emotional growth is supported. We encourage you to visit our beautiful school and see that we are a school committed to children, with a focus on students planning to do their post-secondary education overseas. You will find that this is a vibrant and engaging community of teachers and learners. To our parents, we believe that your involvement is an essential component to the academic success of your child.
Our commitment at Peking University Experimental School - Jiaxing is to provide a safe and intellectually challenging environment that will empower students to become proficient in English and Mandarin, innovative thinkers, creative problem solvers and inspired learners prepared to thrive in the twenty-first century. While the core curriculum is provided for all students, we believe that it is critical to provide leadership opportunities, character education and exposure to the technologies in order to prepare students to compete with their global counterparts.
High standards and expectations for each student in regard to academic performance, after school activity participation, and responsible citizenship are important at our school. Full participation in academic and co-curricular programs and a willingness to act responsibly as an individual within our educational environment are the factors that enable all to have a successful and enjoyable year.
Below are our beliefs regarding teaching and learning that we developed as part of this process.
We believe that effective teachers:
Create opportunities for intellectual risk-taking, ? ? ?collaboration, problem-solving, and application of classroom learning to ? ? ?real life situations;
Implement strategies that promote ? ? ?ownership of learning to students;
Design instruction to integrate a variety ? ? ?of innovative technological tools and resources to enhance learning;
Demonstrate ongoing ? ? ?professional?growth in order to increase the quality of instruction;
Collaborate with colleagues to ? ? ?share?and discuss exemplary practices, interpret student performance ? ? ?data, and design assessments that promote twenty-first century skills.
We believe that successful students:
Communicate in a meaningful way for a ? ? ?variety of purposes and audiences;
Demonstrate a sensitivity to the precision ? ? ?and nuances of written, visual, and aural medium through comprehension, ? ? ?interpretation, and evaluation;
Employ critical and creative thinking ? ? ?skills to solve problems; and
Pose questions, examine possibilities, and ? ? ?apply skills to find solutions to authentic issues.
Are motivated by an innate curiosity and ? ? ?excitement for learning. They seek the opportunity to connect with, learn ? ? ?from, and make a difference in the lives of others.
Make positive choices related to physical ? ? ?and mental wellness; and
Contribute to the local and global ? ? ?community in a collaborative and respectful manner
We believe that positive parents
Are an important part of the school ? ? ?community and have lots to offer to make the school a positive and fun ? ? ?learning place.
Communicate with teachers in a positive ? ? ?and respectful manner.
Communicate best with teachers face to ? ? ?face
Support PKUES- JX programs and help to ? ? ?make the school a better learning environment
Appreciate teachers who finally “get” and ? ? ?value a variety of personalities and learning styles. They are excited ? ? ?about the small class sizes and are encouraged by a more intimate ? ? ?educational experience.
Our admissions selection process focuses on admitting students and families who benefit from and contribute to our distinctive approach to teaching and learning.?
In conclusion, I wish you all a wonderful school year. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open. I can be reached firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Alexander Olah