Wasatch Academy not only has students from 40 countries, but it has partnerships and dual diploma programs with schools around the world. By collaborating with schools on almost every continent, our students not only expand their worldview but are exposed to new, non-traditional learning models around the globe.
Our educational partnerships with schools in countries such as China, Japan, India, Peru and Ecuador include dual diploma programs, teacher exchanges and student exchanges. We’re not just interested in broadening your worldview; we’re passionate about establishing connections around the globe for our students. During Spring Break, our students take service trips to Tanzania, Costa Rica, China, Vietnam and others. Our students also embark on trips to China, India and other countries to broaden their horizons.
Build drones with students in China or study plant chemistry with other high schools kids in Ecuador — whatever you decide to do, you’ll be making lifelong friends in unexpected places around the globe.
Beginning in the fall of 2010 Beijing National Day School started a dual diploma program with Wasatch Academy. Students will receive a Wasatch Academy diploma after three years of successful completion of courses taught by faculty using Advanced Placement guidelines and teaching practices supported by Wasatch Academy. Beijing National Day School has a long history of success and is at the forefront of schools in China for promoting international exchange and advancing educational models.
We are excited to be partnered with Kunshan Senior High School of Jiangsu Province, China. A unique dual diploma program between Wasatch Academy and Kunshan Senior High School, offering eligible students an opportunity to study and receive articulated credits toward an American high school graduation diploma.
Wasatch Academy’s award winning academic curriculum provides meaningful learning experiences through student collaboration, problem solving, English oral and written communication engagement and the development of higher order thinking skills necessary to navigate today’s world.
Our academic program collaboration strives to work with the outstanding students of Kunshan Senior High School to provide an educational experience that meets the level of excellence for learning established by Wasatch Academy. With ongoing professional development, student and teacher exchanges, and intuitive program collaboration and implementation, this partnership is poised for longevity and success.
On June 17, 2009, the Chinese Ministry of Education granted the very first license in the history of China for the joint cooperation of Wasatch Academy and Ruian High School. Through this cooperative effort Wasatch Academy is able to provide a dual diploma program to students at Ruian High School.
Students are finding great success with a curriculum that prepares them for Advanced Placement level courses taught by outstanding educators supported by Wasatch Academy and leading to a dual diploma for students that successfully complete three years of study in the program. Students from Ru’ian High School have also had the opportunity to visit Wasatch Academy for summer programs.
In the fall of 2012 Wasatch Academy started its third dual diploma program in China with the Shishi School in Chengdu.
Shishi, meaning “stone house,” refers to the original school building that founded this institution, sometime between 143 and 141 BC during the Han Dynasty. Wasatch Academy is proud to be partnered with such a storied institution in China.
As learners, Shishi students have embraced the Wasatch Academy approach, which encourages more collaborative problem-solving and student-teacher interaction. They love the small classes, even when they push the students to engage in a way that they have not experienced in much larger Chinese classrooms.
In collaboration with Ahead Education Group we are pleased to be partnered with The High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University.
With a nearly 100 year history and a record of attracting the top students within the province, The High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University is a top tier educational institution that fits in nicely with Wasatch Academy’s mission of preparing students for the challenges of living in the 21st century. With a strong relationship between both schools key administration, the stage has been set for a substantive long lasting partnership where the focus is on student development.
Officially kicking off in September 2014, the collaboration will assist students in developing higher order thinking skills, the ability to effectively work within peer groups, the increased confidence in owning ones education, and the ability to approach learning creatively.
We are excited to be partnered with this great school!
We are pleased to collaborate with a second school in the city of Nanjing China. In addition to The Nanjing Foreign Language School we are excited to collaborate with The High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University.
Founded in 1902, The High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University has consistently performed in the top of its class. Recognized as one of the top 10 schools of basic education in all of China, The High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University has two beautiful campuses and a significant amount of local and national recognition. The school has been involved in international education since 1998, but just this past September (2014) added their first American program, Wasatch Academy Dual Diploma Program. With excellent administration, teachers and students, we look forward to celebrating the accomplishments this partnership will no doubt produce.
Opened in September of 2015, Wasatch Academy is excited to have partnered with Shanghai Guanghua College-Pudong Campus.
Shanghai Guanghua College was founded on August 8th, 2008, a private higher education institution approved by Shanghai municipal education bureau. Shanghai Guanghua College aims at offering excellent international education services to Chinese students, helping to achieve their goal of entering prestigious universities abroad. In response to calls for global citizenship a collaboration with Wasatch Academy has been established to fit the characteristics of international education. The school advocates a “Student-Centered” philosophy and implements holistic education, aiming at cultivating and developing exceptional students.
Wasatch Academy is pleased to be providing pedagogical direction and instruction to produce future global leaders.
Our most recent collaboration is with Guangdong Guangya High School in bustling Guangzhou city. This collaboration is based on a “2+1” model where, during the first two years of study, Guangya students will remain at Guangya High School and receive a traditional Chinese education taught by some of the very best educators in China. That education will be supplemented with courses taught by a native English speaking teacher approved by Wasatch Academy. The Wasatch Academy courses will be oriented toward preparing students with the English language skills and critical thinking necessary to excel in academic pursuits in the United States. In students’ third and final year, they will attend the Wasatch Academy in Utah, where they will integrate into the local campus and spend one year living as an American student prior to heading off for college in the US.
Guangdong Guangya High School was founded in 1888. Its earliest predecessor was one of the Four Academies of the late Qing dynasty. ‘Guangya’ in Mandarin means ‘knowledgeability and integrity. Guangya High School continues to uphold these fundamental principles which have earned it its reputation across China as one of the finest schools in the country. Wasatch Academy is proud to collaborate with such an outstanding institution. We are looking forward to many years of helping students derive the very best of Chinese and US education and inspiring each individual to achieve his or her potential.
The partnership to pursue cross-cultural educational opportunities between Wasatch Academy and National Society of Agriculture was established in December of 2014.
With the goal of student exchanges, cross cultural service learning trips, and the sharing of ideas to promote and foster global citizenship, we look forward to building a strong educational relationship. The society is involved with a network of over 20 schools that share an emphasis on agriculture and developing an appreciation and respect for land and animal management.