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IB and International curriculums
Ages 3 to 15

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CurriculumsIB and International
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 15
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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 18 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: 元0
to: 元160,000
Address: 5 Yaojiang Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, 310008, China
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Number of students

250

Number of nationalities represented in the school

10+

Most common nationality

American / Australian / British

Ratio of local students to international students

All international - only foreign passports accepted

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language (EAL), and other after school classes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin

Use of technology in the classroom

At WIS we are future-focused and ensure we go beyond typical STEAM education toward 21st-century learning skills. 21st-century learning provides all students with the skills of collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, coding, and problem-solving.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes - Nightly Reading and Writing along with other relevant homework assignments

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on grade level, but typically 1-2 hours maximum

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level

Entry evaluation for students

Interviews and initial MAP assessment for instructional placement

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Parents and students meet with the Executive Principal for initial interview. Students may participate in a trial class session and MAP tests are provided when families choose to enroll. MAP assessments are for instructional leveling only, not determinate on admission.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Open Enrollment

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

All students progress toward higher education.

External examinations or assessments available

NWEA MAP (Reading, Language, Math), STAR (Reading and math)

Results in these examinations

In mathematics our students demonstrate excellent results as compared to both Chinese and other International students. In reading & literacy, our students perform better on average than native English speakers who participate in the same assessment in other international schools.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No - we do not discourage individual practices, but we do not promote any one religion.

School bus service available

Not at this time.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have a full-time student counselor and a visiting psychologist.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Yes, we offer both intervention support and enrichment for gifted and more ably talented students.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, when necessary.

School start time

8:00 a.m.

School finish time

3:40 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, after school we have after school activities that students may join that are teacher facilitated.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

WIS offers over 50 after-school activities tailored for students’ interests, such as debating, drama, sports, fencing, rowing, academic competition training, programming, Japanese, French, Yue opera and model UN.

School provided lunches

Yes

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

Yes, we have regular vegetarian days and ample options for students with special diets.

Sports activities included

Soccer, Handball, Basketball, Swimming, Archery, and much more.

Sports facilities at the school

Multi-purpose sports field, gym

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes. We have a newly formed team for soccer and basketball.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Wahaha International School (WIS) provides a caring and supportive learning environment with a culture that encourages students to ask questions, be innovative, and make mistakes, while respectfully accepting each individual for who they are. WIS cultivates responsible, independent, lifelong learners with good character, empathy and leadership qualities. Wahaha International School (WIS) is a non-profit, English-language immersion international school located in Hangzhou, currently serving students in Kindergarten through Grade 10, with high school within the next couple years.

Teaching approach of the school

At WIS authentic interdisciplinary learning opportunities are provided to help inspire and engage students. Design thinking is encouraged and opportunities for collaborating in team-based, problem-based learning are provided. Students are encouraged to seek problem-solving opportunities, find unique solutions, and apply entrepreneurial action to share their solutions with others, at home and globally. A growth mindset is nurtured while creativity and innovation, as habits of mind, are developed throughout the programs.

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