Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School in Kunshan is a new school development project by Dipont Education. The school has been developed in partnership with the No. 2 High School of East China Normal University, commonly referred to in Chinese as Huaer.
East China Normal University is known as the premier teacher training university in China, and its affiliated high school has a long-established reputation for its progressive approach to the development of teaching and learning.
This is Dipont’s third independent school project, following the successful establishment of RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou and Nanwai King’s College School Wuxi. The campus in Kunshan is nearing completion and, at capacity, will provide an outstanding learning environment for 2,800 scholars and feature state-of-the-art science laboratories, a performing arts center with an 800-seat theater, and first-class sports complexes. You can view videos of the first two schools here:
The school is enrolling students for September 2020 and opening up a range of teaching positions from preschool to 10th grade. By 2022, the school will grow into a full upper school through 12th grade, offering AP classes and advanced specialized electives in all subject areas over the following two years.
Kunshan, home to 2.6 million people, is a highly developed and affluent city located between the booming metropolises of Suzhou and Shanghai, which can both be reached within 20 minutes by high-speed train. Kunshan has a history of more than 2,000 years and is known for having some of the best-preserved historic water towns in China as well as boasting modern shopping malls, cinemas, sports clubs and restaurants serving various Chinese and western cuisines.
The school will employ a blended Chinese and American curriculum, combining a drive for academic excellence with a whole child education program designed to nurture healthy, well-adjusted young adults. All faculty will participate in a student advisory system in which they act as ‘school parent’ to a small group, providing daily support and guidance. They will also support with long-term goal setting and planning for future scholarship and leadership. To support the residential life program, all middle school and upper school faculty engage in some level of residential duties and activities. Scholars will be encouraged to explore a broad range of interests outside of the classroom while developing the social skills and strength of character that will empower them for a future of resilient, ethical leadership anywhere in the world.
Preschool (ages 2-6)
The preschool will enact a custom program that is grounded in evidence-based theories of education using curriculum frameworks from China, England and America. Educators in preschool will value inquiry-led, project-based learning that places the child at its center. We teach children how to learn as much as teaching them what to learn. Therefore, we look for educators who are committed to equipping our youngest scholars to become resilient, adaptable, enlightened and ethical, ready to embrace an ever changing world with vigor.
What we are looking for
We expect our educational leaders to embody the very same high standards and dispositions we expect our graduates to model: to be a resilient scholar, adaptable ambassador, enlightened communicator and ethical visionary. Therefore, every educator will be expected to contribute actively to the whole life of the school, working with scholars beyond the classroom in advisory, co-curricular and residential programs.
We are building a diverse, enthusiastic and highly supportive community of teachers who are committed to academic excellence and the creation of opportunities for scholars to take charge of their learning with daring optimism and drive.
We are seeking to appoint a highly talented faculty to cover all areas of the school and who can share in our ethos - enjoying collaboration and learning, embracing cross-cultural adaptability, and sharing a resilient and ethical passion for developing an outstanding college preparatory school.
The position comes with a competitive salary and benefits package including flights for spouse and dependents, medical and accident insurance for spouse and dependents, and a housing allowance.
Bachelors’ degree or above, candidates with appropriate teaching qualifications are preferred.
Good team player with excellent communication skills.
China does not grant work visas to those over 60.
About Dipont Education
Dipont is the largest provider of international curricula in China. Dipont runs the international high school program in 25 top-tier Chinese high schools, delivering AP, IB an A-level curricula. We have 7,000 students enrolled this year and have graduated over 30,000 so far. Most of our graduates attend top-100 universities.
Dipont opened its first two independent K-12 schools in September 2018. We will open a third school in 2020 and many more after that. The schools that opened in September are in Wuxi and Hangzhou. The school opening in 2020 will be in Kunshan (which is just outside of Shanghai).
As firm believers of the transformative power of education, we work together to create an engaging, empowering yet personalized learning experience for students through the variety of programs and services we
For over twenty years, Dipont has been dedicated to: introducing international programs and resources to Chinese schools and students; enriching the Chinese national curriculum through these programs
and activities; providing student-centered learning opportunities; and promoting cross-cultural communication and mutual understanding.
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