Chongqing Nankai Secondary School

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Chongqing Nankai Secondary School
重庆南开中学
Sanyou Road.jpg
Sanyou Road in Nankai.
允公允能 日新月异
Commitment to society, persistent self-improvement
Address
1, South Shapingba Street
Shapingba, Chongqing,  China
Chongqing, Chongqing, 400030, China
Information
Type Public school
Founded 1936
Founder Zhang Boling (Simplified Chinese: 张伯苓)
School district Shapingba
Principal Tian Xiangping (Simplified Chinese: 田祥平)
Faculty about 200
Age range 12 ~ 18
Language Chinese
Campus size 24 hectares
School colour(s)      Purple
Tuition 1350 RMB a semester (Senior High School), free for junior high school
Nankai anniversary October 17
Website

Chongqing Nankai Secondary School (simplified Chinese: 重庆南开中学; traditional Chinese: 重慶南開中學; pinyin: Chóngqìng Nánkāi Zhōngxúe) is a secondary school in Chongqing, China. It is located in Chenjiawan, Shapingba District.

History[edit]

Chongqing Nankai Secondary School, founded in 1936 by the educationist Mr Zhang Boling, is a secondary school supervised by the Chongqing Municipal Education committee.[citation needed] In 1953, it was taken over by the municipal government and renamed No.3 Middle School. In 1984, the wife of late Premier Zhou Enlai, who was also the vice-chairman of CPPCC, Madam Deng Yingchao inscribed the school name.

The school campus covers an area of 362 mus (24 hectares).[citation needed] The campus has facilities such as science and computer laboratories, an astronomical observatory, a library, a school history museum, an indoor sports hall, a grand auditorium, an artistic centre(studios), two outdoor stadiums, an indoor swimming pool, student dorms and Business Street. The school’s library has over 150 thousand volumes.

Chongqing Nankai Secondary School has a teaching staff of about 200, including 90 senior teachers, 9 special-graded teachers and 9 research fellows.[citation needed] Over 105 young teachers have a Master's Degree or above. The school participates in academic exchanges and has established academic relations with schools in the United States and Japan. About 30 teachers have been sent abroad on lecture tours or for advanced studies. Teachers in the school have won national prizes for improvement in teaching method and some teachers were specially rewarded by the state council.

More than 20 graduates have become the deputies of People’s Congress and members of The Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in the school.

The school enrolment is over 6000, about 3000 of them living on campus. Every year about 99% of graduates enrol in colleges, among whom about 90% enter national universities. The number of students admitted by Peking University or Tsinghua University has been the highest among schools in Chongqing for years.

Celebrated scientists including some thirty academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, educationalists, leaders of the CPC and the central government have graduated from the school in the past six decades.

The school has developed an education technology center, astronomical observatory, website and distance educational network.

In the summer of 1936, educator Zhang Boling, founder of Nankai High School in Tianjin, came to Chongqing and built a private school, Nanyu Middle School (南渝中学; literally South Chongqing Middle School).[citation needed] After the Marco Polo Bridge Incident, Nankai High School in Tianjin was heavily damaged by Japanese airraids. Many students and teachers fled to Chongqing, and joined Nanyu Middle School. In December 1938, Nanyu Middle School changed its name to Chongqing Private Nankai Middle School (重慶私立南开中学). After the founding of People’s Republic of China, its name is changed to Chongqing No.3 Middle school. In 1980s, Chongqing Nankai Secondary School has become its official name, yet in some unofficial occasions, the title "Chongqing No.3 Middle school" is still being used today.[when?][citation needed]

Overview[edit]

The school previously owned significant assets in Nankai Cheng, but these were sold for commercial purposes in 1994. This gave the school a chance to heavily improve its campus environment. Now Chongqing Nankai Secondary school has another campus, called Naikang (Rongqiao) middle school, which is located at Fenglin Rd, Nan'an, Chongqing, China.[citation needed]

Noise[edit]

As Naikai Middle School is located in the central area of Shapingba, a busy area, it faces noise problems.[citation needed] Although the teaching buildings are far from the school gates, outsiders have been known to damage sports facilities and threaten the safety of students.[citation needed] There is heavy traffic near the main entrance. Moreover, when parents drive their children to (away from) school on Monday (weekend), traffic is frequently interrupted.

Alma mater[edit]

Lyric[edit]

渤海之滨,白河之津,
巍巍我南开精神。
汲汲骎骎,月异日新,
发煌我前途无垠。
美哉大仁,智勇真纯,以铸以陶,文质彬彬。
大江之滨,嘉陵之津,巍巍我南开精神!

Translation[edit]

Near the Bo Hai Sea, along the Bai...
The spirit of Nankai soars high.
And change with all the passing days.
Flows like the streaming water.
Upright and true and brave and kind,
Our wisdom grows in heart and mind.
Near the Bo Hai Sea, along the Jialing...
The spirit of Nankai soars high.

Notable alumni[edit]

Academicians[edit]

The old library with statue of Zhang Boling.
A traditional house in Jinnancun, which was built in 1936, and now serves as a teachers' dormitory.

33 graduates are members of the Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering:

Communist Party of China leaders[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°33′49″N 106°27′24″E / 29.56361°N 106.45667°E / 29.56361; 106.45667