Suzhou Experimental High School
Suzhou Experimental High School was set up in 1994 and is a “key” public high school at provincial level.
About the international center
The international center was established in 2012 and offers Advanced Placement programs to around 100 students. All students study A.P. courses, modified Chinese high school courses and other tailored optional courses. They all seek overseas education after graduation.
Both the main school and the AP center serve Grades 10 through 12 and start the school year on Sept. 1 and finish on Jun. 30. There are 20 weeks in each semester and two semesters per year. About half of the students live in the school dormitories.
Life at the center
The center is located in the Suzhou New District area of the city. This area feels quiet and spacious, especially considering that Suzhou is a city of over 12 million. Suzhou is a safe and diverse city that provides a very pleasant lifestyle.
“Life here is much more colorful than that of my peers who are going to take the Chinese college entrance examination. I’m outgoing and dare to express my thoughts. I love languages and communication. My dream is to be a lawyer so I want to learn law at university. Yale University has the best law school in America. It will be a tough journey, but I will try my best.”
– Sophie, student
“I am teaching literature to curious students. Even though these students are very new to the idea, we explore many insightful and applicable works. By introducing club activities, I am free to help the students interested in western music to form a school band and rehearse songs for performance in front of the Chinese section of the school as well as their center peers.”
– Mark, teacher
More about the partner school
Suzhou Experimental High School is one of the first of the “four-star” high schools in Jiangsu province. It is also a “demonstration” school at national level.
The school consists of two sections – the main campus and the smaller A.P. center. The main campus has a total enrollment of 1,500 students who study traditional Chinese high school courses and the majority of them will enter universities in China after graduation.
Its official name is Nanjing University Affiliated High School in Suzhou, a title it has used since 1996.