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Keystone Academy

About Keystone Academy

Keystone Academy is an innovative and unique school in China and the world. It draws from Chinese, American and International learning traditions and weaves them into a powerful bilingual education model. It is truly one-of-its kind in China. The curriculum is bilingual in the primary years with more intensive instruction in English through middle and high schools. We focus on inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, and creative problem solving in a rigorous intellectual environment. This prepares Keystone students for the challenges of the modern integrated world. Keystone's academic program is international in scope with a strong and intentional central Chinese focus on national identity, language, culture, and history. Our school is from foundation year through grade 12. Our school includes a boarding program, optional in grades seven and eight, and mandatory in grades 9-12. Through our residential program, our students will develop the values, close relationships and independence that are essential for positive leadership and success. Western educational approaches in a Chinese context enable a model of true cultural fusion and international understanding. The majority of our students will be Chinese, but we will also have a healthy representation of other nationalities. Our sprawling campus is in Shunyi, Beijing, which includes a state-of-the-art music room, theatre, indoor gymnasium, science labs and other facilities.

Reviews

Teaching Fellow, dorm proctor, and student mentor

July 2019 - August 2019 Beijing, People's Republic of China
“Worked with kids and got to teach class. They paid for my flight to and from China”

Drama Teacher Assistant

July 2017 - August 2017 Beijing, China
“The training days before the program started was a great way to get to know my fellow teachers and familiarize myself with the school's culture. I could not be more impressed by the warm welcoming. I also liked the summer program's rotating schedule. I have taught at a several programs in the past, but I believe this is one of the best systems. Three groups of students were rotated through an academic, fitness, and arts class. Given the length of the program, this was the ideal time to work with each group of students. Another large contributor to my positive experience at Keystone was the head teacher I was paired up with. Her experience in teaching was evident. She had a well-organized syllabus, but also had a flexible style to best fit the needs of our students. By teaching alongside her and being encouraged to invent new teaching methods, I came to understand educational concepts, the value of patience as an attitude, the joy of teaching and how much fun drama class can be. ”
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