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Nord Anglia acquires two schools in Dalian

Nord Anglia Education has announced the acquisition of its first schools in Dalian, a port city in Liaoning Province in northeast China, bringing its total number of China-based schools up to 17.

DalianThe two schools are on the same site but offer different curriculums. Photo: Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia also opened new schools in Guangzhou and Jiaxing this September

The Dalian American International School, which was set up in 2006, and the Dalian Huamei Bilingual School, launched in 2018, were purchased from the families that founded them.

“This is truly an exciting new chapter for our students, colleagues and school community”

“Being part of the Nord Anglia family means a significantly enhanced offering for our students,” said CEO of DHBS and DAIS, Lisa Liang.

“This is truly an exciting new chapter for our students, colleagues and school community.”

While both schools are adjacent to each other, DHBS will be teaching local students a bilingual curriculum based on the Chinese National Curriculum, including the nine-year compulsory Chinese education taught in the Chinese language.

DAIS will offer an international program for foreign passport holders. Due to Chinese regulations, local students are prohibited from attending international schools.

“Our China Bilingual region continues to grow to meet the strong demand for our schools offering the Chinese National Curriculum blended with globally-respected international teaching and learning,” added Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education.

“Together, we are ambitious for our students, ensuring they have the education, skills and mindset needed to be global citizens and future leaders.”

As of this academic year, Nord Anglia currently has 69 schools in 29 countries, representing 67,000 students from kindergarten through to the end of secondary school, with a significant strategic focus on rapid growth in Asia, the Americas, China and across Europe and the Middle East.

In China it has three schools apiece in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. It further opened two new schools in Guangzhou and Jiaxing in September this year.

“In terms of expansion, as always, we remain open to considering appropriate opportunities in China as its longest standing international education provider in response to significant demand for our offer,” a spokesperson for the company told The PIE News.

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