Admission requirements differ slightly, depending on the year group level of the applicant. In general, candidates are required to fill out an application form through the school’s official WeChat or school website, attend activities and join a campus tour. Both parents and children should take entry interviews which are arranged by the school’s admissions office.
What qualifications are necessary for my child to be admitted to HD Ningbo?
HD Ningbo School is looking for excellent candidates with a proper learning attitude and a strong desire for a dual-curricular education; families are also expected to support the education philosophy of HD Ningbo School.
Will there be a barrier to the study in HD School when transferred from a school applying different sets of textbooks from HD school’s?
The School looks into students’ education backgrounds during the consideration of admissions followed after the thorough and professional entry interview and assessment. The School tends to admit students with great potentials.
What is HD's teacher-to-student ratio?
The current average teacher-student ratio in Primary School through to Secondary school is around 1:5. In the forthcoming months and years it will reach approximately 1:10.
Small class sizes allow for individualised instruction and greater student participation.
Does HD Ningbo admit Chinese students? What is the ratio of Chinese students to foreign nationals?
HD Ningbo admits both Chinese students and foreign students. We recognise that the advantages of a diverse student body are to enhance global awareness and understanding among students and staff. At HD School, students with a diverse background study and grow up together.
Does School offer school bus transportation services?
6 school bus routes are currently available upon application and payment of a bus fee.
Is there an application fee?
The School does not charge application/sponsorship fees.
Does HD Ningbo provide a scholarship programme?
Golf Scholarship Programme is currently available for students who are talented in this sport and wish to continue to develop professional skills. Students who wish to apply for the HD School Golf scholarship programme should contact the Golf department of the school.
What do HD students usually do after finishing school?
Throughout the course of study in HD Ningbo school, students are prepared for study at world-class universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia，Hong Kong and elsewhere internationally. The School’s college counselling team guide and help students to go through the steps of the application process. HD Ningbo school’s kindergartners and primary schoolers are also highly competitive when applying to other schools.
Is it possible for students to join HD Ningbo in the middle of the school year?
Students and families are highly recommended to apply at the beginning of the school year, in line with the school’s normal practice. Joining a new school at the very beginning of an academic year suits students’ best interest. That said, there are circumstances in which it may be possible for your child to join the school mid-term or halfway through the year. Should any parents be interested in admissions throughout the school year, please contact the school admissions office by 0574-27979798.
Is it possible for students whose English proficiency is not as good as HD students to be admitted?
Applicants will be tested on their English proficiency in the entry assessment and interview. Requirements vary according to the year group level. In general, the requirements for English aptitude are higher when applying for a higher grade. New students will experience a transition period, especially in English. However, HD School provides sufficient support to students who require extra help. With experienced English teachers and a fully immersive English environment at school, students are expected to speed up in English improvement and become comfortable in school very quickly.
Parents are also encouraged to support children after school; for example, with intensive after-school English tuition and home reading.
How will HD Ningbo help students apply for overseas universities?
HD Ningbo School will fully support children in their application to overseas universities. Our counselling team will provide students with individual advice and a chance to explore their own interests. They also help with goal-setting and will suggest proper universities and majors for the individual student.
Does HD Ningbo only focus on academic achievement?
We emphasise character education. HD School is not only about academics but also all-round growth of students. We have various after-school activities and student clubs on campus. Through HD Winter Camp and Summer Camp, students can actively participant in broader school society. Professional teachers are ready to help students with academics, daily life and psychological problems to cultivate good morals and habits. More than exams, HD Ningbo wishes our students to attain knowledge, ability and character – to be competitive as people.
How to communicate with HD Ningbo School if parents have any questions?
The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is established to make connections between parents, teachers and the school. Parents can contact the school either through the teachers or the other staff. We believe that parents and teachers are partners in education and will appreciate any comments or suggestions in order to provide students and families with a more professionally delivered education.
Is HD's teaching team stable?
Due to the high-quality campus culture, education philosophy, competitive salary and benefits, and excellent growth potential, the employee turnover of our teaching team and management team is quite low since the establishment of the school.
Does HD Ningbo provide boarding? How are students supervised?
School is a British-style boarding school. Boarding is NOT compulsory, but encouraged. International housemasters and housemistresses reside with students. There will be a tutor on each floor. We have strict accommodation regulation and students are required to participate in the evening self-study. Meanwhile, after school activities are arranged for boarding students. Students develop a community focus and are encouraged to appreciate the value of teamwork. Their independence and self-reliance are nurtured in preparation for university entry. Students leave HD Ningbo School ready to thrive in an international environment.
How do HD Ningbo discipline students？
HD Ningbo hold high expectations on students’ behavior and manners. Other than the National Code of Conduct for Primary and High School Students which is followed in HD Ningbo, students are requested to obey the school policies regarding electronic appliances, school uniform, behavior and peer relationships. In line with the school moral education programme, tutorial is carried out to help develop well behaved and civilized rule keepers. HD Ningbo has a professional psychologist to look after students’ mental health, providing therapy and counseling service to students and families when there is necessary. Our School also offers a comprehensive puberty and moral education programme that is topic-based tailored to each year group’s state of development. The student will be supported to understand his/her own body and mind and develop traits such as respect and care for the others.