• 1. What is IB?

    IB is the abbreviation of International Baccalaureate. It was recognized at UNESCO and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The examination center is located in Cardiff, U.K. It was established in 1967 and there are almost 5,000 schools in over 150 countries. The philosophy of IB is cultural diversity, because it takes the best of all educational systems and integrates them into a top academic program. IB is widely recognized by the world because of its leading educational philosophy and comprehensive curriculum system as well as its rigorous assessment. IB is leading the wave in the area of international education at the top level.
  • 2. How about university recognition of IB graduates?

    IB graduates can go to the World’s BEST Schools and get the TOP Diplomas. These Top Ranked Universities include, but are not limited to, Harvard University, University of Cambridge, Oxford University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Princeton University, and Yale University.
  • 3. Can the IB students take China’s College Entrance Exams (Gaokao) ?

    No. IB programmes are totally different from the Chinese curriculum with regard to subject content and assessment standards.

  • 4. How to choose and apply for overseas universities?

    (a)We have two full-time College Counselors working in our College Counseling Office and they give individual guidance to our students with regard to university applications.

    (b) We have written the handbook “The Path to University” and “ SAT, TOEFL & IELTS Test Guide” for students and parents.

    (c)University counseling workshops are scheduled to help students and parents to understand the process of university applications and answer their questions.

    (d)We regularly invite overseas universities to come to our school and give presentations to and speak with our students.

  • 5. How Can I understand small sized classes and individualized instructions?

    Typically, we have 20 students as one cohort. We divide one cohort of students into smaller groups based on individual differences. Take Math as an example, we offer high level(HL) and standard level (SL) for math AA(Analysis and Approaches) and math AI (Applications and Interpretation) . It is typical that there are just 2 to 6 students in one math class or more than 10 students in another math class. That is so-called individualized instructions.
  • 6. Where do your teachers come from? Are they certified teachers?

    Our teachers mainly come from the USA, the UK, Canada, India, and China.

    All of our teachers are certified with their education background and teaching credentials for the subjects they teach. We have 53 full-time certified teachers. Among 22 high school teachers, we have 10 IB examiners, which accounts for 45.5%.

  • 7. What is TOEFL, IELTS, and SAT?

    (a) TOEFL is administered by American Educational Testing Service (ETS) to test English language proficiency. It is the abbreviation of Test of English as Foreign Language. It is translated as “Tuo Fu” in Chinese. The maximum score of TOEFL test is 120 and A TOEFL score is valid for two years. TOEFL scores are accepted by more than 11,000 universities and other institutions in over 150 countries.

    (b) IELTS, or International English Language Testing System, is jointly managed by the British Council, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, and IDP Australia. It is an international standardized test of English language proficiency and it helps applying for universities in and/or immigration to the UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. It is globally recognized by more than 10,000 employers, universities, schools and immigration bodies including 3,400 institutions in the USA.

    (c)The SAT is a standardized test for college admissions and it is developed by the College Board. It is an important indicator for students to apply for American universities as well as scholarships.

  • 8. What if some of the students cannot understand English language well in class at the beginning of the programs?

    Some students were unable to adapt to English language environment when they first enter the school. We have set up ESL (English as a Second Language) courses for those students lack of English foundation.
  • 9. How do I apply for IB Programs ? What is the admission rate?

    Regarding applying for IB Programs, it will follow the standard admission procedure. You need to fill out an application form and then the office will notify you for the assessment and interview. Basically, if you apply for the lower school (G1-8), you will take comprehensive assessment. If applying for high school, in addition to math and English, Chinese students need to take the test for Chinese proficiency. Only those who pass the assessment will be admitted to the IB Programs.

    Admission rate is generally2:1 for junior high school, and 2.5:1 for high school ( for students who take the domestic high school entrance exam, they should meet the score requirement for “Zhongkao”)

  • 10. Does IB Programs offer other programmes like Canadian programme, British programme or Australian programme?

    No, IB Programs offers IB- PYP, MYP and DP, no other programmes are offered besides these.
  • 11. What is the status of college admissions for IB graduates?

    We have 11 graduating classes since 2011. The overwhelming majority of our graduates go on to attend top 100 universities in the United States and top 100 universities in the world. Recently, Meishi students have been accepted by world prestigious universities, which include but are not limited to, Stanford University, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, The University of Notre Dame, University of Southern California, New York University, University of California(Berkeley, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Irvine, Davis, San Diego), Imperial College London, University College London, University of Edinburgh, University of Manchester, LSE, ,University of Bristol, University of Warwick, Durham University, University of Toronto, McGill University, University of British Columbia, University of Alberta, Australian National University, University of Melbourne, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Auckland, Tsinghua University, Hong Kong University, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Waseda University, Ecole hotelier de Lausanne, etc. Further, the Meishi graduates continue to excel after graduating from college, some of whom have studied in graduate schools at Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, etc.