Eighth graders may apply to study in China for next year

Eugenia Ko

Middle school students who are currently enrolled in Chinese courses or speak Chinese will have a chance to apply to an international school in China for their freshman year.

Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts has been working with the Chinese International School in Hangzhou, China, to offer students a rigorous academic program that allows them to both immerse themselves in the Chinese language and culture and prepare for sophomore year at Harvard-Westlake.

“Last June, I visited both CIS campuses and was wholly impressed with the facilities, faculty and program- and was charmed by the energetic bilingual students I met,” she said.

Hangzhou Chinese International School Director Richard Pratt will visit the Middle School on Wednesday Oct. 21 to meet Chinese teachers and any seventh and eighth grade students interested in applying.

The Hangzhou school will admit a limited number of freshmen from schools around the U.S. beginning in the 2016-2017 school year.