Our Uniquely Innovative Approach: A New Direction for K-12 Education in China
The academic model has been carefully crafted so that it harnesses the strength and rigour of education in China and instils a deep understanding of Chinese heritage, culture, tradition and language. An innovative approach to pedagogy and pastoral care ensures pupils learn in a manner that promotes the Harrow values, leadership attributes and holistic approach to education synonymous with Harrow School in the UK and all our other schools across the globe.
The curriculum expertly sequences knowledge and skills progression appropriate to each child’s age and stage of development – students are supported and stretched as needed.
Key features include:
HILA is passionately committed to developing pupils prepared to make a positive and purposeful contribution to society in China. This is achieved through excellence in delivery of the Chinese National Curriculum (CNC) and associated activities and programmes, compliance with local Education Development Bureau standards.
Expert native language teaching ensures the development of bilingualism so that pupils have the social, cultural and technical language to thrive in China and beyond.
Diverse approaches to learning ensure that every child develops knowledge, skills and understanding,
Learning experiences extend beyond the classroom, including: visits, productions, enterprise projects, and community service,
A defined set of skills and competencies thematically link all curriculum elements,
Moral education, and the Harrow Values, are evident in all learning experiences,
Individual interests and talents are developed,
Learners show excitement and engagement in the curriculum,
Students feel valued as present and future world citizens.
Grade 1 to Grade 9 (age six to fourteen)
Chinese Curriculum – International Approach
Our Harrow Innovation Leadership Academy curriculum for Grades 1 to Grade 9 is committed to ensuring excellence in delivery of the Chinese National Compulsory Education Curriculum, combining this with our unique HILA approach to holistic education – preparing students to excel academically and to succeed as global citizens.
Exclusively designed by senior education experts, the curriculum blends the best of East and West. Core subjects such as History, Geography, Chinese Language, Calligraphy and Culture and Moral Education are taught in Chinese, using the rigour of Chinese teaching methodologies. Subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, English Language, ICT, Mathematics, and Physics, together with co-curricular Arts and Design, Physical Education and Music offer an opportunity for acquiring bilingualism through by being delivered in English and supported in the Chinese.
Students transition to the sixth form confident in both Chinese and English, well prepared academically and socially for entry to the very best universities globally. This approach, a first in China, ensures that students benefit from a world-class education which blends academic excellence with preparation for life and leadership.