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CurriculumAmerican
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 15 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2020/2021.

Address: No. 8 , Yuwu Commercial Street, Dongcheng District, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
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Number of students

292

Number of nationalities represented in the school

24

Most common nationality

Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, United States, Brazil

Ratio of local students to international students

We only accept international students; students must hold a foreign passport.

Max. number of students per class

QSI believes in small class sizes to support our mission of Mastery Learning. Mathematics and Literacy classes are planned to have no more than 15 students; Intensive English classes are even smaller.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

We have para professionals full time in pre-schol

Native English speaking teachers

With a total overseas staff of 31 teachers & 3 administrators, 100% of these professionals hold current teaching certifications, with 85% of teachers from the USA & Canada, and 15% from the UK /Korea/ Philippines/Australia/South Africa. 

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes, we have an Intensive English Program to support students in developing their English language proficiency. Specialized teachers, a targeted curriculum and regular assessment of progress support student growth.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We offer Chinese at all levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced and native.

Use of technology in the classroom

We have a Bring Your Own Device Policy for Middle School and Secondary with technology integrated into all parts of the curriculum. Smart TV's and Smartboards are available to classroom teachers. Younger ages have access to Ipads. All classes have weekly Technology class lessons with a technology teacher. This curriculum covers a wide range of skills , including programming. Our school is currently developing a Maker's Space with access to 3D printers, drones and laser cutters. Online reading programs are also a tool used to support individualized growth in reading.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

This varies greatly by age and the courses selected by students at Secondary. We follow a ten minute per age level for elementary starting at six year olds. Six year olds would have 10 minutes of homework, seven year olds would have 20 minutes, etc. Independent reading and Chinese language practice may be added to this based on the student need and level.
As students enter Middle School and Secondary, they will have greater responsibilities in homework and the work will vary based on the courses they select. If students elect to take Advanced Placement (AP) Courses in Secondary, these are equivalent to University Level courses and have significantly higher homework expectations.

Uniform required

No.

Waiting list

Most classes have space at this time.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Yes. Students will take a computer based assessment in Mathematics, Reading and Writing to determine placement.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept students at any time. It is best for Secondary (14-18 year old) students to start at the beginning of the school year whenever possible.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We have a 100% university acceptance rate.

External examinations or assessments available

Measurement of Academic Progress (MAP), PSAT, SAT, ACT, Advanced Placement (AP)

Results in these examinations

2018-2019 Average SAT score 1238 (85th percentile)
86.2% of students taking AP exams score a 3 or better.
MAP results are consistently above national averages in all areas.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

NA

School bus service available

Yes.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

We have a Learning Resource Teacher who is supported by a Regional Learning Resource Coordinator to support special learning needs. Our school would need to be fully informed of any special learning needs during the application process to determine if we have the specialization to support the student's needs.

Learning support offered

The Learning Resource Teacher will work with the student, the family and the teachers to develop and monitor a plan to meet the students' needs.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Students are placed in Literacy and Mathematics based on their readiness levels. Students can move up a year or more in Literacy or Mathematics. For example, a six year old student gifted in mathematics might be placed in the six year old homeroom class, but join the seven year old class for mathematics. Within the Mastery Learning Curriculum, there is also opportunities for gifted students to go above and beyond the core curriculum and engage in selective learning units.

Student access to education psychologist

No.

School start time

8:30am.

School finish time

4:00pm.

Supervised care before/after school

We have supervision in the morning from 8:00-8:30am for all ages.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We have extracurricular sports for 11-18 Year Olds from 4:00-5:30pm Monday, Wednesday and Thursday with open gym on Fridays. We have a variety of extracurricular clubs including National Honor Society, Model United Nations, Beta Club and Journalism Club.

School provided lunches

Yes. We have an onsite kitchen and cafeteria.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Some options are available.

Sports activities included

All students take Physical Education (PE) courses with a specialized teacher 2-5 times per week, depending on their age. We also have two recesses each day with access to playgrounds, a soccer field, basketball courts and a gym.

Sports facilities at the school

Tennis court, basketball court, soccer field, track, weight room, and an indoor gym.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we are part of the Pearl River Conference and the Dongguan Conference. (https://pearlriverconference.weebly.com/) (https://dongguanconference.weebly.com/)

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

QSI International School of Dongguan is part of a network of 37 International Schools located around the world. We follow an American style curriculum and offer a wide range of Advanced Placement (AP) courses. We also are a PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP testing site. Curriculum is regularly updated and used in all 37 schools around the world. Our school is Middle States Accredited (MSA), meaning our diplomas are recognized by universities around the world. We hire caring, experienced and certified educators who will go above and beyond to support the holistic success of all of our students.

Teaching approach of the school

The QSI mission statement is the driving force of the school: “Virtually every five year old comes to school eager to learn. The mission of Quality Schools International (QSI) is to keep this urge to learn alive in every child in QSI schools…. We believe that all students can succeed.” QSI utilizes Mastery Learning to ensure all students can succeed. Teachers continue working with students until they show mastery on a clearly defined set of objectives each unit. We believe that all students are capable of learning, understanding and performing at a high level and will continue working with students until they demonstrate mastery.

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