ABOUT THIS

Overview

Tsinghua International School (THIS) is a full-time international school with a warm, caring culture and facilities that enhance the learning environment. THIS is an integration of Chinese and Western education and culture. The school aims to provide education that introduces western education philosophy with acculturation. THIS has a primary, middle and high school and our students come from more than 20 countries and regions including the US, UK, and Canada.

The curriculum utilized at THIS is based on the US Common Core standards and Chinese culture related courses are also included. The full-English environment contributes to language development in all content as well as social language. In addition, Chinese language and culture is a required core course, that guarantees a strong Chinese level and the exploration of Chinese traditional culture combined with the Tsinghua Spirit. Students of THIS have strong ability in both Chinese and English as well as excellent academic competence.

The educational accomplishments of THIS are widely recognized by parents and the greater community. Our graduates successfully received offers from top universities all over the world, including Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brown University, Cornell University, University of Toronto, University of London, and Tsinghua University. The dedicated faculty, active and creative students, the fair and harmonious environment, and the unique school culture all together provide an excellent platform for every student.

Tsinghua International School currently has two campuses.

Fuzhong Campus

In 2009, Tsinghua International School Fuzhong Campus was founded to provide courses featuring Western educational philosophy and practice. Our student body includes international students, children of foreigners, and Chinese returning from overseas studies. Fuzhong Campus is located opposite to Yuanming Yuan (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Tsinghua International School Fuzhong Campus takes pride in its campus, which is on the grounds of the 100-year-old well-known Tsinghua University High School and surrounded by a strong academic atmosphere.

Address: Tsinghua University High School, Zhong Guan Cun North Street, Haidian District, Beijing 100084

Daoxiang Lake Campus

Daoxiang Lake Campus is under the unified management of the Tsinghua University High School. Its curriculum design, teaching methods, student selection, and teacher employment standards are consistent with those of the Tsinghua International School.

Daoxiang Lake Campus is located in the Zhongguancun Cuihu Science and Technology Park, adjacent to Yongfeng Industrial Base in the East and Cuihu National Urban Wetland Park in the north. with a beautiful view and excellent air quality. The campus covers an area of 23.9 acres and is equipped with a wide range of facilities and functions.

Address:Ningcui Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100194

At a Glance

5:1
Student Teacher Ratio
69
Faculty with Advanced Degrees
15
Average Class Size
627
Enrolled Students
22
Countries Represented In the Student Body
2
Beautiful Campuses

Academic Approach

In order to support our world-class instructional program,

opportunities are offered to students to participate in

curriculum-based field experiences with community service components.

The study of the arts, computer technology, and physical education

further facilitates the education of the whole child.

Students at THIS identify themselves as “Joyful Learners”!

WASC Accreditation

Tsinghua International School was accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in January 2016 for a period of 6 years.

Understanding By Design

THIS teachers follow the UBD model when converting standards into lessons. Backward design is essential to forming sound unit plans that reflect what student outcomes will be achieved in a given academic period.

AP & College Board

THIS offers lots of courses on the Advanced Placement level. AP courses challenge students on the collegiate level and may result in college credits for students who achieve at the highest level on the year end exams. AP teachers at THIS are all AP certified for their respective courses.

Responsive Classroom

THIS Primary uses the Responsive Classroom approach in setting expectations, classroom management, and building community. Responsive classroom recognizes that how children learn is as important as what they learn and that academic success and socio-emotional development are intertwined.

Tribes Learning Communities

THIS middle school students are organized into TRIBES via their homeroom assignments. Teachers conduct activities, throughout the year that teach students to develop positive character traits like having empathy and showing respect for others.

US Common Core Curriculum

As the backbone for planning curricular units, THIS teachers use the California version of the Common Core standards for teaching and learning. These standards represent the starting point for teachers in the development of unit plans for study.

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