Wasatch Academy is proud to have educational partnerships with schools in China, Japan, India, Peru, and Ecuador that provide dual diploma programs for students, as well as teacher and student exchange programs. Below, you’ll find a list of schools with which we have formed educational partnerships, as well as locations where you child has the opportunity to go abroad to study as part of a collaborative exchange program.

Dual Diploma Programs

Beijing National Day School

Beijing National Day School

北京十一学校

Beginning in the fall of 2010, Beijing National Day School started a dual diploma program with Wasatch Academy. Students can 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.

  • The first class of graduates received Wasatch Academy diplomas in June, 2013.
  • Students at BNDS were spotlighted in the Summer 2013 edition of Today Magazine.
Kunshan High School

Kunshan High School

江苏省昆山中学

We are excited to be partnered with Kunshan Senior High School of Jiangsu Province, China. This is a unique dual-diploma collaboration between Wasatch Academy and Kunshan Senior High School, offering eligible Chinese 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 partnership, 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 alliance 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.

Nanjing Foreign Language School

Nanjing Foreign Language School

南京外国语学校

Wasatch Academy started a dual diploma program at the Nanjing Foreign Language School in 2013, the fourth such program in China. The three-year program allows students to receive instruction in English as well as prepare for AP tests in math, science, and other disciplines in English. The teachers all receive training at Wasatch Academy prior to the beginning of the school year, as well as professional development seminars throughout the school year.

The Nanjing Foreign Language School is one of the oldest foreign language schools in China. It is generally considered to be the best high school in the Jiangsu province, and one of the top schools in all of China.

Ruian High School

Ruian High School

浙江省瑞安中学

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 provides 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, which are taught by outstanding educators supported by Wasatch Academy. This program’s completion leads to a dual diploma for those who complete the three-year curriculum. Students from Ruian High School have also had the opportunity to visit Wasatch Academy for summer programs.

Shishi School

Shishi School

成都石室中学

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 in which this institution was founded, 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. Shishi President Jian Tian and other school officials visited the Wasatch Academy campus in 2013.

The High School Affiliated to Xi'an Jiaotong University

The High School Affiliated to Xi’an Jiaotong University

西安交通附属中学

 

Xi'an partner school

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.

The High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University Jiangning Campus

The High School Affiliated to Nanjing Normal University, Jiangning Campus

南京师范大学附属中学江宁分校

 

Nanjing Normal

We are pleased to collaborate with this second school in the city of Nanjing, China. 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, and in September, 2014, added their first American program—the Wasatch Academy Dual Diploma Program.

Shanghai Guanghua College, Pudong Campus

Shanghai Guanghua College, Pudong Campus

上海光华学院浦东

As of September 2015, Wasatch Academy is excited to partner with Shanghai Guanghua College-Pudong Campus.

Shanghai Guanghua College was founded on August 8th, 2008, as a private higher education institution approved by the 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 aimed at cultivating and developing exceptional students, just like the Wasatch Academy vision.

Wasatch Academy is pleased to be providing pedagogical direction and instruction to produce future global leaders through this partnership.

Guangdong Guangya High School

Guangdong Guangya High School

广东广雅中学

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. These students also take courses taught by native English speaking teachers trained by Wasatch Academy. The Wasatch Academy courses are 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 campus in Utah, where they will integrate into the local campus and spend their senior year living as an American student prior to heading off for college in the United States.

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 that have earned the school its reputation across China as one of the finest schools in the country. Wasatch Academy is proud to collaborate with such an outstanding institution, and we are looking forward to many years of helping students glean the very best out of their Chinese and American education as they prepare for an increasingly globalized world.

Exchanges & Collaborations

Welham Boy’s School

Welham Boy’s School, Dehradun, India

After a successful visit to Dehradun, India, Head of School Joe Loftin was able to forge a mutually beneficial partnership with Welham Boys School—an outstanding preparatory boarding school founded in 1937. Since the creation of this partnership, students and teachers have made multiple exchanges to advance the educational quality and experience of both Wasatch Academy and Welham Boys School. Students from Welham Boys School have been able to attend Wasatch Academy classes, and a group of students from Wasatch Academy visited India and the Welham school, participating in a community service project in a nearby village. Each year, Wasatch Academy expects to see more exchanges and collaborations with this India partner school.

Unidad Educativa Internacional Letort

Unidad Educativa Internacional Letort, Quito, Ecuador

In 2010, Wasatch Academy worked with the Letort School in Quito, Ecuador, to establish an agreement to enhance global education for students and faculty at both institutions. This agreement includes the support of students from Ecuador to study at Wasatch Academy and the potential for student and teacher exchanges between the two schools.

Colegio Altair

Colegio Altair, Lima, Peru

Wasatch Academy foreign language students began collaborating with students at Colegio Altair in Lima, Peru, in the fall of 2013. The project began with Skype discussions between students at the two schools, and a student-run Tumblr blog. It has since developed into a full-on exchange partnership between the schools.

Altair Education Center is a private institution founded in 1995 with the aim of providing a bilingual education, with a modern and comprehensive approach to learning. As with the Wasatch vision, Colegio Altair seeks to meet the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs of their students.

The college is located in a residential district of La Molina.

There are currently about 800 students enrolled in the college from the age of 2 through high school seniors, making it is a proper K-12 learning environment.

The school staff consists of 70 teachers, 10 psychologists, two specialists in language education, a full-time therapist, educational assistants, administrative and management staff, maintenance staff and security, and more. Standard hours of study vary for different grade levels, and students can choose to participate in a variety of sports and cultural clubs that take place after school.

Colegio Altair, Lima Peru

Wasatch Academy foreign language students began collaborating with students at Colegio Altair in Lima, Peru, in the fall of 2013. The project began with Skype discussions between students at the two schools, and a student-run Tumblr blog. It has since developed into a full-on exchange partnership between the schools.

Altair Education Center is a private institution founded in 1995 with the aim of providing a bilingual education, with a modern and comprehensive approach to learning. As with the Wasatch vision, Colegio Altair seeks to meet the intellectual, physical, emotional, and social needs of their students.

The college is located in a residential district of La Molina.

There are currently about 800 students enrolled in the college from the age of 2 through high school seniors, making it is a proper K-12 learning environment.

The school staff consists of 70 teachers, 10 psychologists, two specialists in language education, a full-time therapist, educational assistants, administrative and management staff, maintenance staff and security, and more. Standard hours of study vary for different grade levels, and students can choose to participate in a variety of sports and cultural clubs that take place after school.

Hiroshima Kake

Hiroshima Kake, Hiroshima, Japan

The educational exchange program between Wasatch Academy and Hiroshima Kake Educational Institution was established in November of 2012. This joint agreement was developed to promote international friendships, provide greater mutual educational opportunities, and to foster a deeper cultural understanding and respect between our two nations and institutions.

Exciting teacher and student exchange programs are in the works, with ESL summer program opportunities available. Our educational cooperation stands to provide a unique developmental opportunity for students and faculty at both schools.

Schools of The National Society of Agriculture

Schools of The National Society of Agriculture, Santiago, Chile

The partnership to pursue cross-cultural educational opportunities between Wasatch Academy and The National Society of Agriculture (Sociedad Nacional de Agricultura) 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 and environmental stewardship, we look forward to continuing to build and nurture this partnership. The National Society of Agriculture 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 and conservation.