English schools in China
The Clifford School, a comprehensive school containing a Secondary, an Elementary, and a Kindergarten school, established Clifford Group in 1996. Centrally located in Clifford Estates -- “the No. 1 Estate of China” and covering 120,000 sq. meters, the school boasts a spacious and elegant campus. Its teaching resources are all up to, or even exceed, the standards for a provincial level school/kindergarten. Its contemporary academic style, campus culture, unique bilingual education, and multiculturalism are widely acclaimed by the school community and attract overseas as well as local students. Student enrollment and numbers of classes continue to increase at a rate of 20% annually, which demonstrates the importance of our bilingual education and our attraction as an international quality school. Right now the school thrives with nearly 2300 students from over 20 countries and regions in the world.
Our school sticks to “Face the modernization, Face the world, Face the future” as our operating principles. We keep evolving an education system that is “oriented to the development of the students” and we try every means possible to be in line with international education best-practice., We’ve adopted Western education philosophy and methodology and incorporated the best of both Western and Chinese education models, all in the pursuit of a quality educational service for our students. With the assistance of the International Education Center of Princeton University (USA) and the Institute of Education of Brigham Young University (USA), Clifford School has launched out into a brand-new Chinese & English bilingual model of education. The bilingual system offers subjects taught in small-sized classes (as well as an English Language Center, for intensive small group English language instruction) by 250 Chinese and 66 Western teachers from USA and Canada, from England and from Australia and New Zealand, all highly qualified and certificated. Additionally, the school has a cooperative agreement with Manitoba Education and Training (Canada) to develop our Bilingually-Trained talents for the future international community as well as for local/foreign universities.
Our achievements in bilingual education over the past ten years have evolved to the satisfaction of our parents and the wider school community: CITA accreditation in 2001 and re-accreditation in 2006, and local accreditation at various levels, such as Guangdong Top Ten Private School in 2003, Guangdong Outstanding Private School, Guangdong Model Private Organization, and Chen Xiangmei Award for Education, Science and Culture for Contribution to the Innovation and Development of China’s Private Education all stamp Clifford School as a provider of quality teaching and learning.