Nanjing No.1 High School
|Nanjing No.1 High School|
|Nanjing, Jiangsu, China|
|Number of students||2,500|
|Nanjing No.1 High School|
The history of Nanjing No. 1 High School dates back to 1907 during the late Qing dynasty. At that time, Sun Shaoyun and three other local leaders established "Chong Wen School" in Nanjing for children from the southern district of Nanjing and provided them a place to study. In 1927, the Nationalist Government decided to set Nanjing as the capital of the Republic of China, and the school was renamed as the Capital City Central Experimental School which was inspired by Cai Yuanpei. It then became the first public middle school in Nanjing.
In the spring of 1927, the National Revolutionary Army occupied southern China. On April 18, Chiang Kai-shek started a national government, with Nanjing as its base. The government declared Nanjing the capital of the Republic of China. After the summer break, Nanjing Municipal Government set up five "experimental" schools in the central, western, eastern, southern, and northern districts respectively. Among them, the central capital experimental school was located at the corner of Zhonghua Avenue and Fuxi Street. The location was the western garden of the governor of Nanjing during the Qing dynasty. From 1902–1903, "Three Rivers Normal School" (now called Nanjing University) was temporarily relocated to this location when the school started operating. Since 1907, Chong Wen School, Jiang Ning First Elementary School, Jiang Ning county junior high school all started at this location.
In the year of 1933, the school was renamed as Nanjing City No.1 High School.
The land that the school currently occupies was previously used as a garden by a Qing dynasty official.
Students often participate in mathematics, physics, English, and information technology competitions; seven students won the national first prize, 21 students won provincial first prize, and 74 won provincial second place.
Accomplishments in Athletics and Music in the Past Two Years
In 2006, the school's symphony orchestra participated in the third national high school arts festival and was awarded second place. The boys' volleyball team won the Jiangsu province high school volleyball tournament championship.
In 2007, the school's symphony orchestra participated in the 36th Vienna International Youth Music Festival, and was awarded second place. The boys' volleyball team won the Jiangsu province high school volleyball tournament championship.
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