Jinan Thomas (International) Experimental School (hereinafter referred to as "the School"), located in the High-tech Zone and co-founded by Jinan Hi-tech Holding Group and Shanghai Ameson Education Group, enjoys a capacity of 3000 students and covers four teaching departments including preschool education, primary school, junior high school and senior high school. Jinan Hi-tech Holding Group is responsible for the construction of the School's hardware while Shanghai Ameson Education Group is responsible for the specific implementation of education and teaching.
As for the School, the high school department introduces innovative teaching ideas, experimental teaching methods, first-class teaching resources and advanced evaluation system from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology; the preschool education department introduces American high/scope preschool education curriculum; the primary school department and junior high school department are founded under the cooperation with Shandong provincial well-known schools.
In the School, not only the junior high school and high school but also the primary school provide boarding. As an international private education group with powerful strength in China, Ameson Education Group has many education resources of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Department of Engineering of University of Cambridge, and Stanford University School of Education. Many teachers of the Group are well-known ones from University of Cambridge and Stanford University. After graduating from the School, it is very easy for the students to be enrolled by the top 50 universities or even the top 30 universities in the world.
Jinan High-tech Zone enjoys a sound gathering ability of industries and talents. At present, it owns more than 20 thousand enterprises of various kinds including 98 listed ones. In addition, it has a large group of national professional parks such as an international innovation park of national information communication, as well as a number of national valuable honors including National Innovation Base Software Export.
Industrial agglomeration drives the talent gathering while talent gathering drives educational resources gathering. The settlement of the first international school of Jinan in the High-tech Zone will attract more high-level talents to live and work in Jinan.
Board Chairman of Ameson Education Group Zhang Wuhua said that the settlement of the School in Jinan High-tech Zone is a significant and highly prospective decision made by the High-tech Zone. He said “In the highly competitive regional development, how to attract high-level talents at home and abroad as well as retain them and give their full play? The settlement of this international school lays a very important cornerstone for this, because the world-class well-known brands and resources gathered by a first-class school have more attraction to these talents than the salary.” The School will be built into a regional benchmark and national first-class international school.
The School is under construction presently and will enroll students this summer and open on September 1. Before the School is completed, the enrolled students will be arranged to study in a partner school of Ameson Education Group in Jinan for one year as the transition. Students will return to the School to study after the School is completed.