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Middle and high school students know that adolescence is the most important stage of self-development. In order to be able to discover their own values and the social values that will be established in the future, they need to receive good guidance. Teaching students in accordance with their aptitude and teaching by words and deeds can not only lay a solid foundation for students' academic achievements, but also provide students with unlimited life opportunities.



Nanjing Echo-Forte International School and professionals from all over the world look forward to progress and development. We will educate, coach, and motivate students to maximize their potential and strive to be great. NEIS prides itself on being able to provide English track students with courses that match the US Common State Standard. In the same way, we are proud to offer the most comprehensive and profound curriculum for Chinese track students. We are also proud of our cultural diversity, our worldwide teaching expertise (our faculty team is made up of teachers from more than 9 different countries), and we ensure that each student gets the most degree of attention and developmentout of a small teacher-student ratio.


Our school has a special bilingual system. Students can choose either English or Chinese program from the beginning of middle school or high school. The English program is based on the US Common State Standards and uses English to teach students to learn each subject. Unlike English program, Chinese program uses Chinese to teach students in accordance with Chinese education standards.



Students can not only learn about their first language courses, but also learn a second foreign language through first-hand information. Further, all students in the bilingual body must learn the courses set by the language system of their choice, and must learn the courses in another language system. For example, if a Korean student is in English program, he or she must complete the ESL and the corresponding subject courses, and also complete the CSL class. Through this system, students will become proficient in three languages when they graduate.



Summary of Learning Objectives

The integrated NEIS curriculum allows students to study, analyze and apply their learning in 5 areas of interaction:

Academic area where students take initiative in integrating theory and practice in relevant fields

Artistic development, where students discover, explore and stimulate their inherent artistic abilities in innovative thinking and other areas including music.
Social and community service, where students discover their unique roles in the society they live in through hands on training.
Health and athletic area, where students learn the importance of maintaining a healthy life style in body and mind and the benefits of an active sports life.
Spiritual area, where students reconnect with the inner core of their beings leading to an awareness of the ultimate purpose for life.


English Program (grades 7-12)


* ESL :ESL classes are for strengthening students’ basic English. It includes Grammar, Speaking and Listening as well as Reading and Writing. The classes will be divided into A (Beginning) and B (Intermediate) based on each student’s English level.
* Advanced: Students whose English skill is at an advanced level can choose to take either MUN Prep classes or HSK classes.
* MUN Prep: MUN stands for Model United Nations and these classes will help students to be prepared for participating in MUN conferences. These classes include Debate, Drama and Speech.
*  HSK: HSK classes prepare students for the Chinese Language Proficiency Test (HSK). It is divided into 4 different levels (HSK Level 3-6).
*  Documentary: Students will watch either Korean or English documentaries and will discuss or write a reflection about the documentaries they watch.
*  Book Club: Students will be asked to read 8 Korean books or 4 English books. During class, they discuss the book they have chosen in a small group setting (12-16 students per one class). They will also write a book review.
* Activity: There are 5 activity classes per week. These classes are elective based and students can choose any class from a variety of classes such as the Instrumental Program, Handbells, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Proverbs Research and Community Service.


Chinese Program (grade 9)

* Chinese for New Students: Consists of 5 CSL classes, 10 Speaking classes, 5 Grammar classes and 5 Listening classes (25 hours in total). New students learning Chinese will be placed in a class with only new students for one semester. After a semester, if they receive a 60 or above (out of 100) on the placement test, they will move to a standard class respective of their year in school the following semester.
* English (G9) (8 hours/week): Reading/Writing, Listening/Speaking, Grammar, English Activity


Chinese Program (grades 10-12)

* English for College (G10-12): English class for college entrance exam preparation

       

Extra-curricular Classes
       Physical Education
       Documentary
       Book Club
       Activity (Elective)


Arts & Performance

The school aims to instill values, responsibility, self-discipline, and creativity while allowing our young learners to be exposed to diversified cultural activities.

       Journalism
Music (Saxophone, Flute, Guitar, band, etc)
Korean Literature
Chinese Culture & Tourism
Film Viewing, Critique, and Appreciation
Dance Troupe



Physical Education

NEIS afternoon programs are packed with fun and exciting activities that will surely hone our students’ skills and abilities. Through active physical activities such as sports, games and taekwondo, NEIS prepares each teenager to have camaraderie, self discipline, and a healthy and active lifestyle.

       Soccer
Basketball
American Football
Badminton
Table Tennis
Taekwondo



       Please click on the links below to learn more about the secondary school curriculum.

         NEIS Secondary School 2019-2020 Schedule

         NEIS MS/HS Curriculum Development

         NEIS 6th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Science

         NEIS 6th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Social studies

         NEIS 6th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Mathematics

         NEIS 6th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - English

         NEIS 7th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Science

         NEIS 7th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Mathematics

         NEIS 7th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - English

         NEIS 7th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Early Modern History

         NEIS 8th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Earth Science

         NEIS 8th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - World Civics

         NEIS 8th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Mathematics

         NEIS 8th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - English

         NEIS 9th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Algebra I

         NEIS 9th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Biology

         NEIS 9th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - English I

         NEIS 10th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Algebra II

         NEIS 10th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Physics

         NEIS 10th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Modern History

         NEIS 10th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - English II World Literature

         NEIS 11th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Chemistry

         NEIS 11th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Geometry

         NEIS 11th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - American History

         NEIS 11th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - English III

         NEIS 12th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Economics

         NEIS 12th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - English IV

         NEIS 12th grade Common Core Teaching Standard - Pre-calculus