Wuxi No 1 High School
98, Yun He Donglu, Wuxi, Jiangsu, 214031, China
Coeducational Day & Boarding
|Principal||Mr. Abinash Sharma|
|Language of Instruction||English, Chinese|
|Number of pupils||300|
|Authorised IB Programmes||IBDP|
|Diploma Coordinator||Ms. Simi Hameed|
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About Our School
Founded in 1911, Wuxi No.1 High School (WXYZ) is a public senior high school that offers the 3-year national Chinese curriculum (approx. 2,000 students enrolled). The International Department of WXYZ offers a global vision to the students through the British A-Level (since 2008) and IBDP (since 2012) curriculums. As the top public school in Wuxi, WXYZ and the International Department admit students strictly by score rankings in the Middle School Entrance Exam, and their performance in an admission interview. Since 2010, 1000+ International Department graduates have enrolled in top universities in the US, the UK, Canada and other countries or regions.
Our staff come from 12 countries including the US, the UK, Canada, China, India, New Zealand, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Jamaica, Australia etc., which brings wide and diverse perspectives to students and the campus. The 6:1 student-staff ratio enables students to get full attention and individual guidance both inside and outside the classroom.
Philosophy and Mission
The philosophy of our school is oriented towards developing a sense of independence, commitment and compassion among students, and making them capable of providing the kind of leadership the world needs. By encouraging students to be curious, diligent, and reflective learners, The International Department of Wuxi No. 1 High School, aspires to produce citizens who are aware of both local and global issues, and can realize their potential while acting with integrity and respect.
In the International Department, we believe that encouraging our students to develop a balance between their academic courses and extracurricular interests will prepare them for the demands of the 21st century.
Students in International Department participate in a wide range of extra-/co-curricular activities, including business competitions, academic competitions, robot design, debate, public speaking, community service, drama, photography, folk music, publication, rugby, basketball, and student government. Meanwhile, they are encouraged to work with NGOs, research institutes, charities and businesses to extend their academic and personal interests and potential.
A specialist counseling team guides students in their course selections, the arrangement of their outside activities, suggestions for standardized tests, and college applications. In recent years, students have gone to the Universities of Chicago, Cornell, California-Berkeley, and Swarthmore College in the US; the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford, Imperial College, London in the UK, and the Universities of Toronto, British Columbia and McGill in Canada and other universities of Middle East, Australia, Brazil and Europe.