Which grades do the school enroll students every year?
Shanghai HD recruits students age 3 to 18 years old. Currently we already have students from CASA to G8. High school is expected to open from September 2021. We mainly recruit students in CASA, G1 and G6 every year. There are also opportunities for students to transfer to G2-5 and G7-8 every semester. If you are interested, please feel free to contact admissions office via phone:021 23091039-2250/2251 or email: email@example.com
What are the Hukou requirements for applicants?
According to the Shanghai Education Bureau, we recruit students meet one of the following conditions :
A. Students with Shanghai Hukou
B. Students with non-Shanghai Hukou must meet the following requirements: applicant hold a valid Shanghai Residence Permit/Shanghai Temporary Residence Permit/Registration Certificate of Residence, and at least one parent holds a Shanghai Residence Permit
C. Students holds valid Mainland travel permit for HK, Macau and Taiwan or foreign passport
What are the entry requirements?
Different assessment methods are used for different ages, including student interview, parent interview, standardized assessment examination and other assessment process. We will choose those excellent students who have positive learning attitude and those who expect a bilingual education environment.
Is there an application/registration fee?
No, HD Shanghai does not require any application/registration fee
What is the teacher-student ratio?
The teacher-student ratio in HD Shanghai is about 1 to 5. Each CASA class consists of a maximum of 20 students. For each primary and secondary classes, the maximum number is 25. Besides subject specialist teachers, each class has three homeroom teachers, the “Tight-three” model, including one Chinese homeroom teacher, one International homeroom teacher and one learning facilitator.
Will you accept students with lower English level at HD Shanghai?
Applicants need to have entrance English ability assessment. The higher grades you apply for, the higher English ability is required. We have an experienced team of international teachers, which can provide professional English learning experiences to Chinese students. ESL (English as a Second Language) programme is also provided at our school to better support those students with lower English ability. For CASA and lower graders, what we think more important is the learning attitude/behaviors, and communication skills etc rather than the English level.
Does HD only care about academic performance of students?
At HD, our mission is to cultivate globally competitive and interest-driven talents in Chinese communities with holistic characters and strong academic foundation. We establish various after school activities (ASA) and clubs to provide a balance learning experience. Students are also encouraged to participate in summer/winter camps or expedition which could help to develop their social ability, team work and perseverance.
How can parents communicate with school?
We believe parents are part of the school community and communication between school and parents is vital, as we keen to meet the education needs of HD families. If you have any question or concern, please contact our teachers or other school departments via email or phone. PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) is also established at HD Shanghai which is a good channel that parents can make sure their voice could be heard by the school. Principal’s Tea/Coffee Gathering is also held regularly to give parents the opportunities to communicating directly with school leadership team.
Dose HD Shanghai provide boarding service?
HD Shanghai is undergoing its second-phase expansion project which will include new teaching building, multi-functional theater, bilingual library and boarding facilities etc. The project is expected to be completed in 2 years and put into use from September 2020. We will be able to offer boarding from then to secondary students only, not for kindergarten and primary students.
Does HD School provide school bus service?
Yes, we provide school bus service. We have a professional school bus team with experienced drivers and bus ayis. Currently our bus routes cover most areas of Songjiang District, and some areas of Qingpu/Minhang/Changning District. Door-to-door service is provided to many of our families but can not be guaranteed. The school bus fee varies due to distance.
Can I transfer to other HD schools?
Currently HD has campuses in Ningbo, Shanghai, Beijing and Qingdao. HD schools will prioritize the internal applications under the conditions that places are available and the applicant needs to pass the entrance assessment which set by each school.