In November 2022, THIS hosted a WASC accreditation visit and received high praise. In this round, teachers, students, parents, and faculty engaged in in-depth dialogue and reflection with the WASC accreditation visiting team. This visit represented the school’s commitment to the continuous improvement process while overcoming the challenges of the pandemic. The Accreditation Officer spoke highly of the caring atmosphere at THIS, the harmonious teacher-student relationships, the quality teaching, and the professionalism of teachers and staff. Also, noted were the incredible student body, the dedicated parent council, THIS’s rich co-curricular activities, and the school’s support for students’ physical and mental well-being.
The WASC accreditation signifies the school’s advanced educational philosophy and its quality teaching and learning. As part of the school’s operating credential, it also provides a guarantee to our parents the school’s authority and honor.
THIS launched its research mentorship program to further support the development of students’ academic specialties
THIS officially launched the Research Mentor Program in January 2022, inviting more than 20 professors and experts to serve as research mentors for high school students. This program would provide research and internship opportunities for students who are ready for this incredible challenge. Using a dual-teacher training model to facilitate communication between students and their research mentors, the school has expanded its staff on campus to help promote these research projects. From mentor presentations to student applications, from student selection to the finalization of research proposals with mentors and regular follow-up, the program has continued to move forward.
The 2nd summer camp program was successfully held promoting the development of students’ individual strengths
In the summer of 2022, the second summer camp successfully offered 17 courses including ceramics, English writing, martial arts, drama, and pre-AP computer science. The summer camp received appreciation and compliments from participating students and parents. The camp’s rich curriculum focused on cultivating students’ interests, expanding student thinking, and making full use of the summer time – happily learning on the THIS campus.
In 2022, THIS and its Parent Council jointly created THIS Master Talks inviting the Queen of Ping Pong, Deng Yaping, and the Fields Award winner in mathematics, Professor Mr. Birkar, to share their growth stories with our students.
The Parent School successfully hosted monthly parent sessions to promote family-school co-education. The school invited psychologists to hold special lectures such as “Students Learning at Home” through the Parents’ School. Weekly newsletters were sent to parents to share the school’s educational and teaching activities with tips from the school counselor about parent-child relationships and how to care for student mental health. Additionally, the school worked closely with the Parent Council to organize parent-sharing meetings regarding the college application process and primary-middle school and middle-high school transitions.
THIS and THUHS strengthened its communication and collaboration
The English teachers at THIS and THUHS engaged in professional dialogue, conducted peer observations, and shared lesson plans. This regular exchange seminars are part of both schools’ efforts to promote the integration of teaching philosophy and teaching methods between East and West. The foreign teachers of THIS actively supported the English original drama competition of THUHS, and served as judges for the competition outside of work hours. The Model United Nations and the English and Chinese Debate Clubs co-sponsored the competition with the teachers and students of THUHS, enhancing mutual understanding and friendship.
THIS student clubs and programs continued to promote volunteerism and to cultivate students’ sense of responsibility as Tsinghuaers.
Placing great emphasis on social responsibility and commitment as Tsinghuaers, THIS together with the TUHS Education Foundation and TUHS League Committee, organized the “Fuzhi Ark” voluntary teaching program at Dandelion Middle School during the 2022 summer vacation. Our students and teachers brought courses such as critical thinking and 3D modeling to the education of children in need. The primary school held the “G5X500 Hours Community Service Action” activity in which the students actively participated in the rural-urban companion program and the children with mental disabilities companion program. Other social initiatives included the Giving Tree, Online Art Auction (raising awareness for education gender inequities), and “Our Campus Is Beautiful Because of Me”.
THIS students took top prizes or honors in international competitions
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In 2022, THIS students actively participated in major competitions earning top awards include the following:
1) Global gold medal in the British Biology Olympiad;
2) First prize of the Est Paper in the KingLead Global Academician Forum;
3) National Gold Honor in the China National Leadership Conference of the HOSA-Future Health Professionals;
4) First prize in the national region for the Global Innovation Research Grand Challenge;
5) The first and second place in the International Space City Design Competition China Station;
6) Gold Award in Science and Technology, Silver Award in Economics, Bronze Award in Mathematics and Science, and Second Prize in the Group in the National Competition of the United States Academic Decathlon;
7) Champion of the 5th Shanghai Cup Chinese Debate Tournament;
8) Bronze medal in the Conrad (International) Entrepreneurship Challenge;
9) First prize of English and Chinese Drama in the “Outlook of China” Culture and Arts Festival;
10) Second prize in the Australian Mathematics Assessment；and
11) Champions of WSDA 2022 Fall Beijing District Middle School and High School Division Speech and High School Division Debate .
In spite of the fierce competition in overseas applications, 75% of the Class of 2022 were accepted to the top 50 universities in the world, 65% to the top 30 universities in the U.S., 80% to the top 40, 97% to the top 50, and 100% to the top 70, with admission offers from Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, Cornell University, University of California, Berkeley, Georgetown University, University of California, University of California. Berkeley, Georgetown University, University of Notre Dame, Emory University, New York University, Swarthmore College, Rhode Island School of Design, Tsinghua University, and other top universities in the world. The majority of the students have attended THIS since primary or middle school. The admissions results from top universities are an affirmation for the THIS students as well as for the high quality of teaching and learning at THIS.
During the summer months, THIS successfully built four functional classrooms, added acoustic foam to the gym, upgraded and installed intelligent interactive whiteboards and broadcasting systems in each classroom, , and enhanced the general decor of the campus. Looking ahead, the school has plans to renovate more areas to the school building, expand learning spaces, as well as build AI labs.
THIS was awarded “2022 Famous International Schools with Public Reputation”
In December 2022, THIS was awarded the “Prestigious International School” award at the 2022 International Online Education Summit giving the school acclaim and high recognition not only in the international education field, but also from the public education field.
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