Shenzhen Foreign Languages School

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Shenzhen Foreign Languages School
Shenzhen Foreign Language School Teaching Block 2012-04-10 08.58.09.jpg
Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Teaching Block, 2012
Address
NO. 1 Yantian Road, Yantian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China (SH Department)
Information
Motto Patriotism and Curiosity
Established 1990
School district Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province,P.R.China
Principal Tang Jiahong
Staff about 600
Grades 1 - 12
Number of students about 1500 (middle school)/ about 3000 (high school)/ about 2400 (branch)
Color(s) green,white,blue
School Anthem Sailing
Admittance Rate approx. 1.7%
Website
Shenzhen Foreign Languages School
Traditional Chinese 深圳外國語學校
Simplified Chinese 深圳外国语学校

Shenzhen Foreign Languages School (SFLS), is a prestigious middle school and high school in China which specializes in language studies. Located in Shenzhen, a coastal special economic zone in Guangdong Province, China, it provides students with study in English, Japanese, French, German, Spanish and Russian. Besides excellence in languages, Shenzhen Foreign Languages School is well known for its performance in the Chinese university administration examination, commonly known as the Gaokao. In the 2011 Gaokao, the percentage of SFLS students admitted to undergraduate studies was 99.53%. In a 2016 ranking of Chinese high schools that send students to study in American universities, Shenzhen Foreign Language School ranked number 19 in mainland China in terms of the number of students entering top American universities.[1][2]

Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Teaching Block, 2012
Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Sports Arena, 2012

The first Principal Mr. Gong Guoxiang started the school in 1990, with nine teachers, 50 students and three classrooms. In 1994, the school, with its secondary and high school department, moved to its new site in the heart of the city at Hongli Road and Yannan Road. It was also the Center for Japanese Language Research back then.

In 2001, the school launched its branch school (Shenzhen Foreign Languages School Branch). Led by principal Ms. Wu, it is located in Longgang District, Shenzhen. However, it doesn't offer foreign languages other than English.

In 2003, the Senior High Department was moved to the seaside Yantian District, at the foot of Wutong Mountain.

Today, Shenzhen Foreign Languages School has been expanded to an integrated school-system with Primary School, Secondary School, High School, Longgang Branch, and a kindergarten.

The students are involved in a variety of academic contests, extracurricular activities, varsity sports and international communication.

With the help of a recently established Advanced Placement center, graduates of the school have gone on abroad to become students of well-known universities such as University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Harvard, Brown University, University of Chicago, University of California, Stanford University, Cornell University, Boston College, Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, Pomona College, etc.

It has a foreign exchange program with Alcester Grammar School in Warwickshire, England.

Student activities[edit]

Arts Festival

Foreign Languages Festival

Sports Festival

Science and Technology Festival

spring outing/autumn outing(two times a year,regardless of the weather)

Lei Feng day sale

Basketball

Football

Badminton

Volleyball

Table Tennis

Student clubs[edit]

Comic and Animation Club

Cooking Club

DV Club

Hip Hop Club

Yoga Club

Kungfu Club

Music Club

Costume Designing Club

Designing Association

Magic Club

Model United Nations

Model Bank

Model Court

Environmental Protection Association

Biological Experiments Club

Chemistry Experiment Club

Chess Club

Frisbee Club

Basketball Club

Football Club

Volleyball Club

Badminton Club

Orienteering Club

Taekwondo Club

See also[edit]

List of Foreign Language Schools in China

References[edit]

Coordinates: 22°32′52″N 114°05′37″E / 22.5479°N 114.0936°E / 22.5479; 114.0936