Yew Chung International School of Chongqing (YCIS Chongqing) is renowned for offering one of the most progressive and globally-minded programmes of international education in China.
Established in 2001, YCIS Chongqing is the first international school in Chongqing registered with the Ministry of Education. It serves the needs of Chongqing's expatriate community with outstanding quality of education across a broad spectrum ranging from early childhood to secondary education. We offer a distinctive education programme in a bilingual and multicultural environment. In this unique environment, we are committed to extending opportunities for our students to achieve academic and all-round excellence in their journey towards lifelong learning.
YCIS Chongqing which caters for expatriate community plays a role in Chongqing's effort to upgrade its investment environment. The Central Government in the early May 2010 approved Chongqing's plan to set up a state-level development zone which is designated as the door for the opening of China's western region. The new zone is especially important to attracting overseas investment, and YCIS Chongqing is located in the zone. Located in the Chongqing International School Garden, YCIS Chongqing is strategically located between the airport and the city centre with easy access. The state-of-the-art campus facilities support a comprehensive bilingual education programme in YCIS Chongqing.
The design of our programmes and administration integrates unique elements which are fundamental to the overall operation of the school. Our Chinese and Western Co-Principals co-operate to create a school culture where Eastern and Western values and education models are equally regarded by the whole school community.
At the root of our philosophy is the blend of two cultures, those of the East and West. We believe that in order to become competently bilingual, the real essence of a culture must not just be understood but truly valued. To this end, our Western and Chinese Co-Principals jointly lead their school. They represent the union of the East and West working closely alongside one another. Our unique Co-Teaching Model is implemented throughout Early Childhood and Primary year levels, which best supports the development of bilingual and cross-cultural skills. Our vibrant Chinese Studies Course, whose design is based upon extensive research, is integrated within the school curricula. Enriched with annual excursions to locations across China, the programme develops students’ cultural and historical appreciation of as well as a comprehensive portfolio of knowledge about their host country.
An experienced cohort of educators works in partnership with each school to provide a well-rounded, holistic learning approach for every subject and age group. The result is a unique programme drawing the best practices from around the world not restricted to a single national curriculum. The attainment of a strong grasp of soft skills is very much needed in the workplace today and will gain only greater importance for the next generation. Our researchers ensure our education model brings opportunities to the classroom to hone skills like research ability, critical thinking, analysis, creativity, problem solving, and collaborative working. The ultimate objective is for our graduates to gain the ability to succeed in an ever-changing globalised world throughout their adulthood.
The first Yew Chung School was established in 1932 by Madame Tsang Chor-hang at the age of 16, with a mission of making China stronger through education. Her class was made up of only kindergarten-aged students. Even during its humblest beginnings, Yew Chung’s passionate founder Madame Tsang Chor-hang held a profoundly advanced vision which became the root of Yew Chung’s philosophy today. Over subsequent decades, the breadth of education grew steadily to provide an equally enlightened education model for students from infancy all the way through to Secondary graduation. This development evolved and expanded to not just bring international education to students, but also serve as a pioneer for leading teaching methods. As the world has evolved and witnessed global changes, Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS) have remained a constant in international education and continue to be greatly sought after today. Each School is internationally accredited and authorised by international examination boards.
One of YCIS’s signature calling cards is its commitment to the development of each student’s moral code that will help them to make correct choices later in life. From Early Childhood to Upper Secondary, every YCIS student realises the importance of helping others in order to work towards creating a better world. These objectives of our Character Education Programme, emphasised in all daily lessons, weekly assemblies, and other activities beyond the classroom walls, are essential to the YCIS education and the creation of global citizens.