Founded in 2009, Jining Confucius International School is a government-granted school of a 15-year system which is located in the Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone of Jining. With “Pragmatism, Perseverance and Excellence” being the school spirit, and “Be Benevolent, Be Philosophical, Be Elegant, Be Intelligent And Be Honest” being the school motto. Sticking to the student-oriented value and the concept of studying with creativity and enjoyment, the school encourages students to show their personalities and promotes their overall development.
The school is equipped with highly-educated, highly-dedicated and highly-professional teachers, most of whom are excellent teachers, young specialists, teaching experts and qualified foreign teachers. At present, there are 200 teachers (including 30 foreign teachers) and 1600 students in total.
Centering on “international integration”, the school is characterized by English. It also lays the roots in the “Doctrines of Confucius and Mencius” and constructs the feature of Chinese culture. Moreover, the school aims to enhance the artistic accomplishment of students and cultivate their elegant temperament. For the overall development of students, activities of Reading Festival, Bilingual Festival, Art Festival and Science Festival are dominating on campus in order to train students’ reading ability and hands-on skills, cultivate their interests and provide a stage for them to show. All in all, the ultimate goal of the school is to train modern international citizens with “solid foundation, physical and psychological health, elegant behavior and temperament, comprehensive capability and Chinese cultural groundwork”.
The school sticks to the the concept of “ Protruding Foreign Languages,, Highlighting Arts and Sciences, International Integration and Comprehensive Development” and the principle of “Kids are treasures, teachers are fortunes and Parents are friends”. In just three years, the advancing schooling philosophy has been popularly accepted. At the same time, the unique curriculum system as well as the distinguished schooling features are highly approved and praised by the students, parents, the society and the education departments of all levels. Jining Confucius International Schoolis becoming an international school with high quality featuring “Based on Chinese Cultural Heritage,Bilingual Culture and Artistic Accomplishment”.
课程设置 The Curriculum
AP courses: the international department plans to set up American courses and AP curricula including calculus, physics, chemistry, macro-economics and micro-economics, statistics and computer science, etc. The department also intends to establish a bilingual educational mode for delivering the knowledge.
Language courses: The department plans to set up an academic learning model in assistant promoting the language training plan involves TOEFL, IELTS and SAT.
Students’ Association and social practice courses: the international department of high school plans to arrange some after-school activities and social practice based on a certain percentage, for instance, business club and career consulting club; tennis club, Chinese martial art club, swimming club, photography club, model United Nations and volunteering community; language clubs such as IELTS speaking and German Speaking, etc.; the art activity clubs include orchestra,choir and dance, etc.
AP课程优势 Curriculum Advantages
To adopt an educational model including heuristic method, participation method and discussion method. Especially to train the students’ practical ability.
To rise the opportunities of students’ gaining the scholarship and the probabilities of students receiving the offers the famous universities.
To gain exchanging credits before students go to university, in order to save the time and money during their learning in university.
On the basis of foreign universities evaluate the students’ learning and research abilities and capacity for receiving high-level courses in university.
(一)双语并重Bilingual Teaching Model
The bilingual educational model is a combination of the advantages of high-quality education resource from Chinese and Western educational system. Including the courses by foreign lecturers, the international department also plans to establish some Chinese traditional culture courses such as the culture of Confucius and Mencius, Chinese calligraphy, Chinese opera, Chinese martial art and Chinese reading and writing, etc.
(二)国际交流 International exchange
The international department of high school has a strong relationship with other schools in America, Canada and Britain, and aims to enforce the interactivity with them as well. In the meantime, the department intends to set up the oversea study tours in order to understand the universities of the world and broaden their horizons.
In general, the Chinese students are lack of innovative ability and explorativespirit. The model of AP courses requires the students’ ability of group-work and group-discussion, which can guide students to analyze and solve the problem, in order to learn creative thinking and develop the ability of self-exploration and research skills.
To be competitive talents of the world, not only requires individual knowledge and ability but also a strong sense of responsibility and enthusiasm towards serving the society, in order to fulfill individual value.
The character education aims to develop student’s personal characters based on two educational theories, self-esteem and respect for others. The departments also plans to organize public activities, for example, the school volunteer activity, community volunteering activity, charity auction and charity show, visiting gerocomiums, go to the rural schools and do voluntary service with them, in order to develop the students’ awareness of caring people and helping people. These qualities also are the standards of the famous international universities training their students.