Beijing No.9 High School Introduction
School at a Glance
Founded in 1946, Beijing No.9 Middle School was one of the first in the city to be assigned a key status in 1978. In 2008, it was designated as one of the Olympic Education Model schools in Beijing. It lies at the foot of Cuiwei Hill along the riverbank of Youngding River which is in the cultural conservation district of western Beijing. With lively surrounding and strong cultural atmosphere, the school is also encircled by many famous places of interests. Its convenient location is only five minute bus ride away from the subway which can be used to reach the city center in just half an hour.
The school consists of a teaching building, a lab building, a library, a dormitory building, a playground with a standard track and a gymnasium which offers plenty of sports activities to the students. The school has also been furnished with various types of advanced equipment, multimedia teaching facilities, modern labs and fast internet access.
The school hosts an approximately 2000 person community including 1800students and some 200 members of faculty and staff. About 70% of the teachers in this school have obtained a master’s degree or an equivalent, its highly efficient administrative team and well-qualified educators have contributed to its outstanding status.
The school has long tradition of recruiting international students and currently dozens of foreign pupils are studying here. No.9 Middle School has yearly international student-exchange program and has built sister-school relationships with several overseas schools, now the school has become an important institution for foreign colleagues to visit and has treated numerous visiting groups from other countries.
Beijing No.9 Middle School organizes a variety of interesting activities for the international students, which help them better experience and understand Chinese culture and customs. The “One Helps One” project, which aims to improve students’ level of Chinese, greatly enhances learning and communication abilities of foreign students, students in the International Department have also won top three prizes in Beijing Chinese-Writing-Competition.
A sports field with a standard track and a gymnasium offer plenty of exercise activities to the students, the library, which can accommodate 500 students, provides wide access to books, periodicals and on-line databases. In addition, all the classrooms are equipped with liquid crystal display projectors, computers with Internet access and other advanced devices, the dormitories are bright, tidy and air conditioned.