Wuxi to open new school for overseas Chinese
A press conference is held in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, on March 29 announcing that a new international school will be opened in the city. [Photo/WeChat account: wixidaily]
A new international school will be opened in Wuxi, East China's Jiangsu province, according to a press conference held on March 29.
Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Wuxi will be located in the city's Xinwu district. The school plans to open its elementary department and the first grade of its junior middle department this September. The new school is funded by Chiway Group, which also funded Overseas Chinese Academy Suzhou.
Covering an area of 25,232 square meters, all the school buildings were built with eco-friendly construction materials to create a healthy and comfortable learning environment.
Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Wuxi cost a total of 300 million yuan ($47.9 million) to build, and it will provide nine years of education from primary school to junior high school.
An artist's depiction of Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Wuxi, which will be built in Wuxi's Xinwu district. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Designed for children of overseas Chinese who have returned to China, as well as children who aim to study overseas in the future, the school will provide a dual language, multi-cultural learning environment with first-class teaching facilities for students.
Like Overseas Chinese Academy Suzhou, the school is a candidate for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program / Diploma Program and is currently pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy—a commitment to improve the education of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality international educational programs that share a powerful vision.
More information can be found at the official website of Overseas Chinese Academy Suzhou: http://www.ocasuzhou.net/