Hurun Education Top International Schools in China 2022
Hurun Education, the education platform of Hurun Report Inc., today released the Hurun Education Top International Schools in China 2022, a ranking of the best-regarded international schools in China.
SHANGHAI-BASED YK PAO SCHOOL TOPS HURUN EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS IN CHINA FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR
SHENZHEN COLLEGE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND BEIJING-BASED KEYSTONE ACADEMY SECOND AND THIRD
BEIJING AND SHANGHAI HAVE MOST SCHOOLS IN TOP 100, WITH 25 AND 24; GUANGZHOU 3RD WITH 9, SUZHOU 4TH WITH 8 AND SHENZHEN 5TH WITH 7 SCHOOLS
23 NEW ENTRIES, LED BY INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT OF BEIJING 101 MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SUZHOU SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY TOWN FOREIGN LANGUAGE SCHOOL.
DULWICH COLLEGE BEIJING TOPS HURUN EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS IN CHINA OPEN TO NON-CHINESE PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY FOR FIFTH YEAR RUNNING
WELLINGTON COLLEGE INTERNATIONAL SHANGHAI SHOT UP THREE PLACES TO SECOND, OVERTAKING ISB, WAB AND SHANGHAI HIGH SCHOOL INTERNATIONAL DIVISION
SHANGHAI HAS LARGEST NUMBER OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS OPEN TO NON-CHINESE PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY, WITH 11, FOLLOWED BY BEIJING WITH 7, GUANGZHOU WITH 6, AND SHENZHEN WITH 5
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (CCA) CONSIDERED AS PART OF METHODOLOGY FOR FIRST TIME, WITH A WEIGHT OF 10%.
LEAVER UNIVERSITY DESTINATIONS DOUBLED IN WEIGHT TO MAKE UP 20% OF SCORECARD.
TWO SUBLISTS INCLUDED FOR FIRST TIME: Hurun Education China International Schools BEST School Campuses 2022, and Hurun Education China International Schools Future Stars 2022
HURUN EDUCATION RELEASES HURUN EDUCATION TOP INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS IN CHINA 2022 – ‘CHINA’S TOP INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS, AS VOTED BY THEIR PEERS’
(16 June 2022, Shanghai) Hurun Education, the education platform of Hurun Report Inc., today released the Hurun Education Top International Schools in China 2022, a ranking of the best-regarded international schools in China. The ranking included the Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders Top 100 and the Hurun Education International Schools Open to Non-Chinese Passport Holders Only Top 30. This is the fifth year of the ranking. Hurun Education released two sublists: Hurun Education China International Schools Best School Campuses 2022, a list of the top 20 school campuses with the best overall facilities, and the Hurun Education China International Schools Future Stars 2022, a list of the best-regarded international schools that do not yet have graduates.
For the main lists, there are three parts to Hurun Education’s methodology: 70% of the scorecard is based on a peer to peer voting by international education experts from China; 20% is based on leavers’ university destinations and 10% on Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs). The Hurun Education survey has evolved over the five years of the ranking, with the peer votes weighting dropping from 100% in the first three years to 90% last year and 70% this year.
For the peer voting, Hurun Education between Oct 2021 and February 2022 surveyed 353 China international education experts, made up of heads of schools, senior teachers, study abroad agents and school investors. Between them they cast 3,889 votes (up 67% over last year), nominating 680 schools in the process, an average of 11 schools each. For the leavers’ destinations, Hurun Education assigned a scorecard for different universities or courses, where reliable data was available. For the CCAs, defined as core components of the non-academic curriculum, including Sports, Creative and Performing Arts and Music, Hurun Education took into account the quality of the coaching staff (70%) and the facilities provided (30%) within a 20-minute drive from the school.
The schools listed in the Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders Top 100 come from 24 cities in China. Aged 13 on average, the schools with the longest history are Beijing Huijia Private School and Huamei International School, both 29yrs old. The total number of students in the Top 100 is 120,000, with an average of 1,100 per school.
The schools listed in the Hurun Education International Schools Open to Non-Chinese Passport Holders Only Top 30 came from 8 cities. Set up 20 years ago on average, the oldest school is SAS, with a history going back over a century, and ISB, with an unbroken history of 42yrs. The total number of students in the Top 30 is 40,000, with an average of 1,200 per school.
Rupert Hoogewerf, chairman and chief researcher of Hurun Report, said, “Hurun Education China International Schools is primarily targeted at parents looking to find the right school for their children, teachers looking for jobs and university admission officers. The unique feature of our list is that it is based on peer review, ie heads to vote on ‘Which schools in China provide – in your opinion – a good all-round education and prepare students well for going to study overseas?’ In a fast-changing market, their sense of current reputation and teaching teams are worth being aware of.”
“The trend of studying abroad at a younger age has reversed in the two years since the Covid pandemic. Flight ticket prices and availability, quarantine to come back into China, as well as the increasing perceived quality of international schools in China has contributed to the average age of studying abroad increasing.”
“The school campus plays such an important part in school life. Beautiful campuses with space and state of the art facilities make a huge difference to the learning experience and are a great source of pride for students, who spend so much of their youth at school. This was the thinking behind the new Hurun Education China International Schools Best School Campuses 2022, designed to highlight some campuses that have – in our opinion – great hardware, taking into account classrooms, boarding houses, sports and creative arts facilities. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I found that new schools with big investments had some of the best overall facilities. One or two older schools also made this sublist, on the basis that they kept investing into keeping their facilities state of the art.”
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Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders Top 10
Geographic Distribution of the Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders Top 100
Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders 2022 Independent Schools Top 10
Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders 2022——International Departments of Public Schools Top 10
Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders 2022 in Beijing
Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders 2022 in Shanghai
Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders 2022 in Guangzhou
Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders 2022 in Suzhou
Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders 2022 in Shenzhen
Best School Campuses
Hurun Education’s editorial team put together a list of the 20 best school campuses, taking into account the physical side of the school, including classrooms, boarding facilities, sports and creative & performing arts facilities. Hurun Education asked 15 individuals, including school designers, education journalists and school service providers. The result was the Hurun Education China International Schools Best School Campuses 2022, a list of the best 20 school campuses.
Hurun Education China International Schools Best School Campuses 2022
Young Schools with Great Potential
If the Hurun Education China International Schools Best School Campuses 2022 looks at the physical facilities of the school, the Hurun Education China International Schools Future Stars 2022 is a look at the ‘software’ side of the school, taking into account school leadership teams, admissions and reputations. This sublist only took newly opened schools with graduates yet into consideration. The sublist is an editorial opinion of the Hurun Education team, based on discussions with some 20 education journalists in China.
Hurun Education China International Schools Future Stars 2022
Hurun Education would like to thank the several hundred people involved in these rankings. The heads and school experts for their time and thoughtful consideration when it came to the voting. Digging up the heads of China’s top international schools and persuading them to take part in the voting procedure is a big job in itself. In particular, Hurun Education would like to thank Hu Jun and Guo Fei, who have advised and assisted on these ranking since the first year. Hu and Guo have been instrumental in making the ranking what it is today. Hu Jun's West School Gate is a not for profit organization dedicated to the construction of data platform for international schools. Guo Fei's "Xue Ba Jia Zu Guo Yilou" is a media that focuses on family education, international education and academic planning.
Hurun Education International Schools Accepting Chinese Passport Holders Top 100
Hurun Education International Schools Open to Non-Chinese Passport Holders Only Top 30
About Hurun Education
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