Founded in 1996, Chiway Education Group is headquartered in Shanghai with its business spreading across 20 Chinese provinces and cities, as well as overseas markets including the US and Singapore. As one of the pioneering practitioners in private education in China, Chiway leads the country in school operation scale and capability.
More than 20 years of hard work has helped develop Chiway into an international platform with high-end education resources and advanced management practices at its disposal. By setting up and operating schools, as well as providing education services including school operation, campus facilities, international education partnerships, teaching quality evaluation, curriculum and textbook development and education data collection and processing, Chiway has formed a comprehensive school management and pedagogical system covering schooling stages from kindergarten to university and services concerning school entrance exams, careers and overseas study.
Chiway is exploring the talent cultivation models urgently needed in this brand-new era and has built two major systems including K12 education, higher education and career training to nurture innovative elites for China in the future. The group directly operates over 10 schools and education institutions, which in total accommodate for more than 10,000 students and staff members. Meanwhile, over 30 schools and institutions are under trusteeship or joint operation with nearly 20,000 students enrolled.
- A unique IB continuum world school* for Chinese nationals, returnees, and not only.
- A unique school solidly founded on tradition but with a clear focus on progress.
- A unique school delivering the Chinese national curriculum within an international framework.
- A unique school with a comprehensive language programme to support all needs and wants.
- A unique STEAM school with cutting-edge, purpose-built, teaching and learning facilities.
- A unique school that passionately promotes inquiry-based learning through Design Thinking.
*OCACW is an IB continuum candidate school pursuing authorization. IB world schools share a common philosophy -a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international-education- that we believe is important for our students.
Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Wuxi (OCACW) is:
An authorized school for the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)
A candidate school for the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)
A candidate school for the IB Diploma Programme (DP)
The International Baccalaureate (IB) offers an education for students from age 3 to 19, comprising of four programmes that focus on teaching students to think critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. The IB prepares students to succeed in a world where facts and fiction merge in the news, and where asking the right questions is a crucial skill that will allow them to flourish long after their graduation. Following authorization OCACW will become part of a global network of almost 5,000 schools, in over 150 countries around the world.
The International Baccalaureate mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.
Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway Wuxi (OCACW) will also apply for membership and/ or accreditation with the following organisations within the 2018 – 2019 school year:
Council of International Schools (CIS)
CIS is a membership community working collaboratively to shape international education through professional services to schools, higher education institutions, and individuals. The CIS vision is to inspire the development of global citizens through high quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures, and educators from every corner of the world.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
ACS WASC accreditation assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations and agencies that an institution has clearly defined objectives appropriate to education; has established conditions under which their achievement can reasonably be expected; appears in fact to be accomplishing them substantially; is so organized, staffed, and supported that it can be expected to continue to do so; and demonstrates that it meets ACS WASC’s criteria and accreditation standards. ACS WASC encourages and supports institutional development and improvement through an institutional self-evaluation using the accreditation criteria and policies, as well as mid-cycle, follow-up, and special reports, and periodic evaluation of institutional quality by qualified peer professionals.
East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS)
The East Asia Regional Council of Schools is an organization of 165-member schools in East Asia. These schools have a total of more than138,212 pre-K to 12th grade students. EARCOS also has 150 associate members— textbook and software publishers and distributors, universities, financial planners, architectural firms, insurance companies, youth organizations, etc— and over 40 individual members. Its mission is to inspire adult and student learning through its leadership and service and foster intercultural understanding, global citizenship and exceptional educational practices within their learning community.
Cambridge Assessment was established as the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES) by the University of Cambridge in 1858. They were set up to administer local examinations for students who were not members of the University of Cambridge, with the aim of raising standards in education. They also inspected schools. Today, they develop and deliver examinations and tests in 170 countries. Cambridge assessment continue to strive for the on-going improvement to assessment systems and methodologies used around the world to ensure learners access the benefits of their education.
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
ETS’ mission is to help advance quality and equity in education by providing fair and valid assessments, research and related services. Their products and services measure knowledge and skills promote learning and performance, and support education and professional development for all people worldwide.