Five New Schools In China

These are 5 school announcements over the past couple years.

1. Typical story: Merchiston, a Scottish school.

Merchiston Castle International School, Shenzhen, will open its doors to the first students in September 2018.

Built for 1,200 pupils, the new Merchiston Castle International School will cater for boys and girls aged 5–18 years, teaching IGCSEs and A-levels in the senior years and a Sino-Scottish curriculum throughout the junior years. With accommodation for 600, the senior school will be exclusively for boarding pupils.

2. Bohunt is also a British school, in Wenzhou. Variant: it seems to be an academy, which is (if I understand correctly), the British version of charter.

I can only find the announcement, but nothing yet in English about the new school which was to open in 2018.

But I did find this BBC documentary.

In an experiment for BBC Two’s ‘Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese School’, five teachers from China were responsible for the education of 50 students for four weeks at Bohunt School in Hampshire.

Learning together in one class room, the students of mixed abilities were put through a Chinese style education system, with 12 hour days and a stricter learning regime.

The Chinese teachers were surprised by unruly students who give up easily.

3. Lausanne, a private school in Memphis.

Xiamen #1 Lausanne International School, a partnership between Lausanne and Xiamen #1 School in Xiamen, China, is scheduled to open in August. The joint campus will use Lausanne’s International Baccalaureate teaching program to educate 1,200 students, most of whom will originate from Xiamen or elsewhere in mainland China.

4. Point Blank Music School, which is a London-based school that teaches DJ’ing and sound engineering.

Point Blank Music School is taking a big step and opening a new school in China during the summer of 2019. The school will be based in Hangzhou, the creative capitol of the country and one-hour bullet train ride from Shanghai.

5. And last: International Butler’s Academy

China’s first school for butlers has opened in a sprawling upmarket villa – and it is run entirely by westerners.

The International Butler Academy offers £11,000-a-head courses to youngsters desperate to cash in on the rise of China’s super-rich and the ‘Downton Abbey effect’.

Recruits in smart three-piece suits are whisked through a punishing eight-week regime which includes shoe-shining, table-laying and pouring wine before working for the East’s rising elite.

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