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HD Ningbo School

School Introduction


Established in September 2014, Ningbo HD School is a private experimental school with a global vision for the future. HD Ningbo provides a comprehensive and bilingual solution for Chinese families who seek an authentic international education. Blending the best of western educational pedagogy with Chinese curriculum, HD Ningbo provides students with a comprehensive and balanced learning experience, where tradition meets creativity and east meets west.

Rooted in traditional Chinese culture, HD Ningbo develops students who are advocates of Chinese culture. When in our care, they are exposed to innovative educational concepts, develop their understanding of other cultures around the world and begin the journey of becoming truly global citizens. 

HD Ningbo serves students from Kindergarten through to Year 12. Each homeroom is supported by one national teacher and one international teacher, all Kindergarten and Primary classes benefit from a bilingual learning facilitator as part of our “Tight Three” model of class management, unique to HD Schools.

Established Date: September 2014

Accepted students ages: 3-18 years old

Grades: K12

Type of School: Full-time private school

Size of campus: 140,000 square meters

Curriculum structure: 

Kindergarten- Montessori course, 

Primary and Secondary - Integrated bilingual course

Boarding: Secondary school students only 

Number of the students in school: Nearly 2500 students

Tuition: RMB 88,000-136,000 per year for Kindergarten,RMB 138,000 per year for Year Prep, RMB 150,000 per year for primary school, RMB 160,000 per year for Middle School, RMB 180,000 for Secondary school, and RMB 218,000 for Art Pathway (New tuition policy will start from 1st, Sep in 2023).

Other fees: school bus fee, school uniform fee, meal fee

Main teaching languages: Chinese and English

Other teaching languages: it depends on the students

Average class size: 20 students in CASA ,usually 24 for Primary and 25 for Secondary, though exceptions may happen when special circumstances arise

Average teacher-student ratio: 1:5

School hours: 8:00-16:05for Primary School; Extracurricular time: 16:15-17:15; 

7:50-16:20 for Secondary School; Extracurricular time: 16:30-17:30

Extra-Curricular Activities

Violin, Drums, Flute, Vocal, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bone Inlay Art, Paper Craft, Tennis, Golf, Swimming Improve Class, Basketball, JUZPLAY Sports Performance Training, Cambridge Latin, Sketching and Color, Chess, Chinese Cheongsam Culture, Poetry Appreciation and Creation, Chinese and Foreign Film Appreciation, Tea Art, Peking Opera, Fencing, Soft Pottery, Ultimate Frisbee, English Film Dubbing, Nordic Language and Culture, Korean Language and Culture, Emperor Ballet Intermediate, Solo Sailing, Drama, Spanish, String Quartet,, Rubber Stamp Printing Advanced, Magic, National Standard Modern Dance.

School Facilities

The school covers nearly 70,000 square meters. It has 4 Teaching Buildings, 1 Swimming Pool, 2 Basketball Courts, 2 Soccer Fields, 1 Indoor Golf Course, 2 Tennis Courts, 200-Meter Sports Field, 400-Meter Sports Field,1 Dancing Room, 1 Bilingual Library, and 1 Multi-Function Auditorium.

Air quality and the Environment

We believe that our responsibility to protect the welfare of our students and staff is paramount and we wish to play our part in the drive towards greater environmental protection in China. These ideals are fulfilled with the installation of our world-class air-filtering system which ensures that everyone enjoys the best possible air quality each day. An indoor anti-air-pollution dome has also been installed so that students have somewhere to exercise, whatever the conditions outside.

School nurse: full-time school nurse