Welcome to HD Shanghai Bilingual School, a new dual curriculum, bilingual school in Shanghai bringing together the best of Chinese and British education. HD Shanghai Bilingual School is greatly influenced by Hurtwood House UK which has an outstanding academic and creative record and is recognised as one of England’s most successful and exciting schools, putting the vigour and enthusiasm back into education. HD Shanghai Bilingual School is putting the “fun” back into education. Starting school and going to school should be fun, a place that students want to go. They should look forward to each new day with excitement and enthusiasm. With our passionate and inspiring staff HD Shanghai Bilingual School will do just that.
With small classes we will be able to personalise education for each child. Teachers and Principals will get to know each child as an individual, their wants and needs, and above all they will develop a warm relationship with each child, so they feel safe and cared for by all at the school.
Becoming bilingual is no easy task but one that I am committed to and very experienced in. HD Shanghai School will create an environment where students are immersed in each language and taught by qualified, native speakers of English or Chinese. Students will learn, apply and practice both languages and develop excellent language skills.
It is a great privilege to take children at a very young age as they begin school and I have a wealth of experience in nurturing young lives and seeing them develop and grow. I am always humbled by the dedication and hard work of teachers as they strive to develop each child academically and emotionally. As Headmaster I am committed to taking an active part in this.
School is not all about academics however, and this is reflected in HD Shanghai Bilingual School’s motto: Education creates character. Developing and nurturing student’s character is a great responsibility for all schools and HD Shanghai Bilingual School takes this very seriously. Through pastoral and moral education students will develop empathy for others, responsibility for their own actions and the resilience to overcome life’s challenges.
Please take some time to read through this website and to visit our school. My door is always open with a warm welcome waiting for prospective and current parents.
Mr. Warren Johnston
Chief Academic Officer of HD Schools
Principal of Primary School, Shanghai HD Bilingual School