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EBIS Dandong

About Us Eaglebridge International School, Dandong (EBIS Dandong) is an American-curriculum K-12 grade international day school located in Dandong, Liaoning Province, China. Its purpose is to offer an American-focused international Twin Track school alternative to local and expatriate parents in China. EBIS Dandong offers a comprehensive American College Preparatory curriculum through its affiliation with Avantia Education’s Griggs International Academy based in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Through this affiliation EBIS Dandong’s students receive transcripts and diplomas issued by the state of Michigan, allowing them to apply to high schools and universities in the United States and around the world. Griggs-graduated students are currently studying in over one hundred universities in Australia, China, England, Hong Kong, Korea, New Zealand, Taiwan and the United States. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 10:1, EBIS Dandong provides students the opportunity for individualized instruction and support. All its teachers have either US teaching accreditation and/or have Master’s degrees and above. Avantia Education is part of the world’s second largest private educational network. Founded in 1864, it operates over 8,300 schools worldwide. As a preparatory academy, we focus on the academic and moral growth of our students along with sports and extra-curricular activities. Our mission is to prepare students for advanced study in quality North American high schools or universities. By maintaining a 10:1 student/teacher ratio we strive to create an ideal learning environment where students can receive the individual attention needed to excel. We are affiliated with Avantia Education, and through them we issue North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) certified diplomas and transcripts, which are accepted by all schools worldwide that recognize US credits and degrees. What sets Avantia schools apart from other international schools is our emphasis on moral education and local language and culture education. We believe that to be a successful contributor Eaglebridge International School, Dandong, Liaoning, China


to society a person should have a strong foundation and appreciation in ethics and morality and should know the difference between right and wrong and should live a life of respect for others and contribution to society. To maintain our local students’ connection to their roots, we require our Chinese students to study 19 class periods a week in Chinese during elementary and junior high school and 10 class periods a week during high school. The local students study the same Mandarin, math and social studies classes their counterparts in local schools study in Chinese. This allows them to maintain their Chinese language aptitude while they study American curriculum. This give parents the added flexibility of preparing their children for both a local and international educational future. EBIS Dandong Mission: Our mission is to provide our students and their families with an education that will enrich their lives academically, socially and morally. We will equip our students with the skills needed to start them on a path of academic and professional excellence, to be competitive in today’s fast-changing international marketplace and instill in them values and ethics that will make them lights in their communities and forces for good in the world. We aim to achieve this by: a. b. c. d. e.

Providing a rigorous academic program that successfully prepares our students for international education in the United States or other countries Incorporating into the curriculum an emphasis on the development of social and moral skills Providing a caring and supportive environment Operating an international campus with foreign students and teachers to prepare our students for study overseas. By respecting and encouraging the continued study of Chinese language and social studies

High School Academic Philosophy The Eaglebridge International School Dandong (EBIS Dandong) high school educational philosophy focuses on preparing its students for a successful academic career overseas. As such, its


EBIS Dandong

academic program is designed to provide a solid educational foundation in all core subjects while also exposing them to arts, sports and culture. Emphasis is placed on helping students become independent decision makers with an emphasis on problem solving, the absorption of decisioncritical information and the quick formation of opinions. Students study an intellectually challenging curriculum that forces questioning and independent thought. Small class sizes allow for one-on-one mentoring and action/discussion groups. Students are taught to write concisely, interact with fellow students and authority figures and present their opinions accurately and effectively. The emphasis on research, report writing and online study increases a student's self-motivation and interactive learning skills. Community activities encourage the development of a social conscience and understanding of an individual's responsibility in society. The participation in organized sports help students learn to work as part of a team and to better understand their physical and social abilities. Overseas study trips and in-country field trips are designed to prepare students for life away from home and identifying their positions within a social group of their peers. After graduating from EBIS Dandong elementary school students and parents will need to make a choice about whether they wish to receive an American junior high school diploma or a Chinese junior high school diploma. Students who choose to study the American curriculum will be offered the full American junior high school curriculum taught in English by American high school teachers. If the student chooses to study the Chinese junior high school curriculum he/she will join the regular Chinese high school program and study towards a Chinese junior high school diploma. They will, though, have the option of additional English classes to help them maintain the English momentum they started in elementary school. American Junior High School (grades 7-9) Curriculum Subjects offered in each year of the junior secondary curriculum will be: English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Moral Studies (World religions), Science, Health Education, Computer Literacy, History and Culture, Geography, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Music, and Art.

Eaglebridge International School, Dandong, Liaoning, China


Ninth grade students will take more specific classes to match with US Senior High School graduation requirements: English I, Algebra I, Geography, Earth Science, Moral Studies, Physical Education, Introduction to Microsoft, Music and Art Extra-curricular activities may include: Clubs, Student Association, Community Service, Intramurals, Band, Choir, Overseas Mission Trips, Overseas Study Tours, Overseas Summer School


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