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ST. MARY’S – CHINA


St. Mary’s School of Medford, Oregon has been a KL School since 2012, when headmaster Frank Phillips joined with the KL team to found the first St. Mary’s branch campus in Shanghai, China. Our partnership has gone on to establish six additional St. Mary’s branch campuses in the Chinese cities of Pinghu, Shunde, Wuhan, Guiyang, Zhengzhou, and Haimen, serving hundreds of students in grades 1-12. Graduates of the St. Mary’s branch campuses have been accepted to some of the United States’ finest research universities, including Emory University, Wake Forest University, Boston University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northeastern University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Washington, among many others.

For more on St. Mary’s experience building its branch campus network in China, read our white paper “Expanding Mission, Reach, and Access Globally: One US School’s Experience Establishing Branch Campuses Abroad.”

For more on St. Mary’s innovative college counseling model, read our white paper “Beyond Rankings: Holistic College Counseling for International Students and the New Focus on ‘Fit.'”

QUICK FACTS

Program Type: Dual-Diploma
Campuses:7 in China
Grade Levels: 1-12
Student to Teacher Ratio: 11:1
Average Class Size: 18
Average number of years of teaching: 14
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  • St. Mary’s – Shanghai

    at Shanghai Jinhua Private Middle School

    St. Mary’s-Shanghai was the first St. Mary’s branch campus to be established in China. Founded in September 2012, St. Mary’s-Shanghai currently employs 15 faculty serving 107 students in grades 9-12. An extensive variety of extracurricular activities is offered, including art club, basketball, cooking club, drama club, film club, Model UN, newspaper club, and the “Roots and Shoots” environmental club. Graduates of St. Mary’s-Shanghai have won admission to many fine US universities including Emory University, Wake Forest University, Boston University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northeastern University, the University of Southern California, and the University of Washington, among others.

    Address:657 Fuping Rd, Putuo, Shanghai, China
    Contact:[email protected]
  • St. Mary’s – Wuhan

    at Wuhan No. 2 High School

    Established in September 2013 in central China, the St. Mary’s-Wuhan campus currently employs 17 faculty serving high school students who enthusiastically participate in extracurricular activities including sports and drama, movie, newspaper, and radio clubs. Our students also have the opportunity to travel to St. Mary’s home campus in Medford, Oregon for summer academic and cultural exchange programming. All graduates of St. Mary’s-Wuhan have successfully enrolled in 4 year, top-rated overseas universities.

    Address:1469 Zhongshan Ave, Jiang'an, Wuhan, Hubei, China 430010
    Contact:[email protected]
  • St. Mary’s – Pinghu

    at Zhejiang Pinghu Middle School

    Established in September 2013, the St. Mary’s-Pinghu campus currently employs 14 faculty and serves high school students who enjoy a diverse array of extracurricular activities including sports and art, computerized architecture models, cooking, and craftsmanship clubs. Our Pinghu students also have the opportunity to travel to St. Mary’s home campus in Medford, Oregon for summer academic and cultural exchange programs.

    Address:831 Donghu Ave, Pinghu, Zhejiang, China 314200
    Contact:[email protected]
  • St. Mary’s – Shunde

    at Guangdong Experimental Shunde School

    Established in September 2014 in southeast China, the St. Mary’s – Shunde campus currently employs 5 faculty serving over 100 elementary students in grades 1 – 5. This program teaches to students’ individual strengths, cultivating creativity, fostering diverse, international perspectives, and encouraging students to be positive, curious, and responsible local, national, and global citizens.

    Address:Ronggui Xiaohuangpu Community, No. 3 Huanxi Road, Shunde, China 528303
    Contact:[email protected]
  • St. Mary’s – Guiyang

    at Guiyang No.1 Secondary School

    Established in September 2014, St. Mary’s-Guiyang is located in a regional capital of southwest China. St. Mary’s – Guiyang currently employs 12 faculty serving 79 students in grades 10 – 12. History, Art, Cooking, Movie, and ACG clubs have already launched, and St. Mary’s – Guiyang teachers are collaborating with their counterparts at the St. Mary’s Oregon campus on environmental science programming.

    Address:1 Xingzhu East Rd, Guanshanhu, Guiyang, Guizhou, China 550081
    Contact:[email protected]
  • St. Mary’s – Zhengzhou

    at Zhengzhou No.11 High School

    Established in September 2015 in east central China, the St. Mary’s – Zhengzhou campus currently employs 20 faculty serving 65 students in grades 10 – 12. Extracurricular activities, including baseball, cheerleading, public speaking, and the American culture club, cater to the students’ wide-ranging interests. St. Mary’s – Zhengzhou students also have the opportunity to travel to the original St. Mary’s campus in Medford, Oregon for summer academic and cultural exchange programming.

    Address:11 Chaofeng Rd, East Economic Development Zone, Zhengzhou, Henan, China 450000
    Contact:[email protected]
  • St. Mary’s – Haimen

    at Haimen Zhongnan Dongzhou International School

    Stay tuned for more information about our St. Mary’s – Haimen campus which opened in September 2016.

    Address:388 Beijing Road, Haimen, Nantong, Jiangsu
    Contact:[email protected]
  • ERMIRA YZEIRAJ

    Mathematics Teacher, St. Mary’s School of Shunde

    “Chinese students face many learning barriers in Western institutions. They have language difficulties affecting their classroom interaction, and they are not used to asking questions or sharing their own ideas. I use a task-based problem solving approach which emphasizes the development of the student’s critical, analytical, and problem-solving skills. In the beginning, some of the students didn’t feel confident in my class, because they were not used to this kind of approach. Now, they are able to successfully work independently, and they ask questions more often. I am very proud of these students, and they will be well-prepared for Western universities.”

  • COLEMAN ROSS

    Mathematics Teacher, St. Mary’s School of Wuhan

    “Without a doubt, the students keep me excited about coming to work every morning. Our students are intelligent, engaging, and respectful, and they truly appreciate our efforts. I remain humbled by their unique insights (with math, I feel like I learn something new from them every day) and work ethic. The school is currently renovating to further enhance the experience for our students and potential students; I see much success in the future. I have the freedom to try different things in my classroom to meet the unique needs of my students, and that has been a joy to me.”

  • JUN’AO LOU

    Grade 11, St. Mary’s-Pinghu, accomplished writer, singer & future investor

    “I enjoy writing stories, and got third place in a national writing competition. In the future, I want to develop my skills in the US. I’d like to go to New York University.
    I want the whole world to unite and cooperate with no war. I also want each country to develop their economy without polluting the environment. Long-term benefits are more important than short-term ones.”

  • ZIQING LIANG

    Grade 10, St. Mary’s-Shunde, accomplished violinist, artist & cupcake baker

    “I feel very happy to have the opportunity to have classes with international teachers. Their classes are fun, meaningful, and increase my interest in learning English.
    I would like to organize my country to donate to poorer areas around the world, so that they can buy equipment and materials and develop themselves. I also think we need to use fewer resources that cause pollution, and use clean energy in our factories and companies.”



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