Shanghai Huaer Collegiate School is able to offer an outstanding learning environment thanks to the strength and experience of its global partners.
Founded in 1958, the No. 2 High School of East China Normal University, commonly referred to as Huaer in Chinese, is one of the best public high schools in Shanghai.
East China Normal University is known as the premier teacher training university in China, and its affiliated high school has a long-established reputation for its progressive approach to the development of teaching and learning.
Having been named one of the top 10 schools nationally for science education innovation, Huaer is well-known for its outstanding performances in regional, national and international science contests, achieving 27 gold medals in International Science Olympiads and more than 20 awards at Intel International Science and Engineering Fairs – the highest totals of any school in China. In addition, four asteroids have been named after Huaer students in recognition of their performances in science competitions.
Gold medals in International Science Olympiads
Awards at Intel International Science and Engineering Fairs
Among schools in China for awards in international science competitions
asteroids named after Huaer students
Huaer Collegiate’s development has been led and managed by Shanghai-based education company, Dipont Education. This is Dipont’s third independent school project, following the successful establishment of RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou and Nanwai King’s College School Wuxi.
Dipont is at the forefront of changing the way education is thought about and delivered in China. In addition to establishing and managing schools with elite Chinese and international partners, Dipont also provides innovative curricular and co-curricular programming, supported by more than 600 international educators across China.
International curriculum centers
years of leading educational development in China
International educators across China
Global Education Advisory Council
The Global Education Advisory Council is an advisory board for the school that is comprised of highly experienced and accomplished educational leaders in the United States and China. Members of the council are ambassadors for Huaer Collegiate who provide our school with their professional expertise and resources in curriculum development, teacher training and exchanges, and student exchanges and global classroom experiences.
U.S. Council Members:
Stephanie “Penny” Townsend
Head of School, Ransom Everglades School, Miami, FL
Head of World Language Department and International Community Advising, Groton School, Groton, MA
Dr. Stuart Gulley
President, Woodward Academy, Atlanta, GA
President, Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild, CA
National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA)
NSDA is a nonprofit educational honor society for middle and high school speech and debate in the United States. It has partnered with Dipont Education since 2012, establishing NSDA China to promote debate education, courses and tournaments across the country.
Educational Theater Association (EdTA)
Founded in 1929, EdTA is one of the oldest and most highly regarded organizations providing theater education in the US. Together with Dipont Education, they founded EdTA China, which promotes drama education, courses and festivals across the country.