On June 18, 2021, the "Hurun Education International School Forum and Luncheon" was held in Shanghai.
2021年6月18日，“胡润百学 • 大教育 暨 国际名校颁奖典礼”于上海隆重举行。
ISA Tianhe International School of Guangzhou was on the list of " Top 20 Hurun Education International School " released on April 23, 2021. There are only 3 schools in Guangzhou on the list. ISA Tianhe School has won this award after only 6 years of establishment. We appreciate the recognition from peers and parents!
Mr. Herb, director of the ISA International Education Group, was invited to receive the award on behalf of ISA Tianhe International School of Guangzhou. As the founder of the school, Mr. Herb has witnessed the growth of ISA Tianhe International School of Guangzhou from its establishment to the present.
“Our Top 100 list is representative, because almost two-thirds of the nearly 500 China International School graduates who received admission certificates from the world's top universities, including hayepsma of the United States and NIU Jian of the United Kingdom, came from our Top 100 schools last year.
Hopefully, our list will help parents who want to send their children to international universities learn about the most recognized international schools in China by their peers.
Our Top 100 schools have great prospects for future development, because the strong ability of students themselves, coupled with the training of schools, will naturally boost the proportion of students from these schools to the world's top universities.
—Hurun, the Chairman and Chief Research Officer of Hurun Report
ASSESSMENT PROCESS 评选方式
Hurun's "China International schools" ranking list adopts the method of expert mutual evaluation, comprehensively considering the curriculum system, teachers and facilities level, further education, campus activities, school environment and school-running cost, aiming to find the China International schools that are most recognized by peers.
■ One-on-one questionnaires were completed by 270 international education experts (an increase of 6% over last year). 2,325 valid votes in total, increasing by 6% over last year.
■ Adhering to principles of fairness and public welfare, Hurun Education does not provide a list of schools for the experts to choose from. Instead, the experts themselves put forward the names of the most outstanding schools in East China, South China, West China, North China and Central China. This process ensures the fairness of the final ranking.
■ Each expert nominated 8.6 schools on average. 346 nominated schools, increasing by 3% over last year. Based on the number of votes obtained by each school, Hurun Education also took enrollment rates into consideration.
■ Among the participants of the questionnaires, 72% are principals or senior teachers at international schools, 18% are investors of international schools, heads of academic institutions or groups, and 10% are from the government or the education media.
Why was ISA Tianhe school selected as one of the Hurun 100-Schools, only six years since its establishment?
ISA Tianhe School was founded in 2015 and is located in the CBD of Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou. It is the first international school of ISAIEG with mature IB teaching and operation management experience. It was the first school in South China to obtain the IB PYP authorization.
The school adheres to its principle of “Inquire. Succeed. Act.". It combines the IB International Diploma Framework with British Standards and English-based teaching, supplemented by a strong Chinese curriculum and mother tongue programme. ISA Tianhe school provides more than 40 co-curricular clubs including: Sports, Art & Culture, STEAM and Academics, in order to improve and broaden students’ interests and knowledge.
Students are from Consulate families, Chambers of Commerce families and some of the world's top 500 companies, with a student enrolment from over 38 countries. It offers a Multicultural atmosphere and an innovative curriculum system. English is the main language of teaching with a strong Chinese language programme and mother tongue lessons. It has become a mini "United Nations" in CBD.
The ISA vision: As international educators, we aspire to instil various abilities into our students.
The world we live in is constantly changing and the future is full of unknown elements and uncertainties. The children will face countless challenges, and ISA hopes to develop them into healthy, open-minded and knowledgeable people, so that they can always maintain self-confidence and an open mind, and bravely meet any unknown challenges. Any future competition is likely an international competition. The outstanding people who will win in this competition must be those who have a global vision and multiple values, who can learn and grow in spite of setbacks, and have a sense of social responsibility. They will not only make contributions to their communities, but also work with other global citizens for win-win results and make a difference in the world.
Suhomlinski, a famous Soviet educator, once said in his book "Advice to Teachers”: “Our students should not be content with the knowledge they acquired until they graduated, the most important thing is to activate their thirst for knowledge and make it last forever." Understanding and inspiration in life comes from the process of exploration. ISA Tianhe school hopes to help each child understand himself/herself, learn to think independently, and be able to dig into his true self under the “iceberg” and be his/her own master.
We firmly believe that every child has the potential to become the brightest star in the night sky. Through continuous exploration in the process of growing up, the children will gradually find the most suitable ambition for themselves and strive to gain its achievement. Schools and teachers are their guiding stars. ISA trains children to be positive and resilient lifelong learners, encouraging them to begin in their own environment and contribute to making the community and even the world a better place.
In recent years, more and more foreign families have chosen to come to China and need to find teaching methods that fit their own educational concepts that are suitable for their children. We are confident that ISA can provide these families with education opportunities that meet their expectations. ISA creates an all-round learning community for students, provides an education system with a balanced development, enables them to enjoy learning, realizes the multi-dimensional development of intelligence, their physical health, emotional and social intercourse inside a learning environment that is full of love and care. ISA stimulates the potential talents of students and helps them to grow into whole, elite talents with an international vision and cross-cultural integration ability.
ISA Tianhe head of school Mr. Michael said he is very honoured and thrilled to receive this award. It reflects the hard work and dedication of the teachers and staff, recognizes the outstanding academic programme that we offer, and the holistic education & leadership opportunities for our students.
This award is an affirmation to ISA Tianhe school from the education industry. We appreciate this recognition, but we also regard this honour as a further challenge. As education has no end, ISA Tianhe school will keep cultivating future talents and make even more efforts to provide students with a better international education service and inspire the concept of community service.
One of the key practices of ISA Tianhe is setting a good example for our students. This time round, we wish to showcase to all of you the IB learner attribute of being a Risk-Taker. So, come and share with us our very first Virtual Open Day of this year!