Brief Introduction of Jianyang Middle School:
Jianyang Middle School(JMS)is a key national school.Originated from Tongcai Academy, the school was established in 1899 and it was one of the oldest middle schools in the entire southwest region of China, where the first university was founded only three years earlier (in 1896). This school is a prestigious school in Sichuan Province with a hundred years of history and culture and modern educational ideas.It is located in Jianyang city, approximately 30 miles from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province.
By any standards, Jianyang Middle School is extraordinarily large and well equipped. The campus covers an area of more than fifty acres, with a hundred thousand square feet of teaching facility to house 144 classrooms, 593 full time teachers and over 8,000 students. A walk across campus testifies to the prestige of the school, where the spacious classrooms, specialized laboratories, resourceful libraries, clean cafeterias, large lecture halls, modern auditoriums and gymnasiums, etc. all bespeak the school's firm and strong pursuit of quality in education.
The school is under the guidance of educational philosophy that virtue comes first to promote overall development.With the knowledge gained from JMS and the working spirit cultivated by caring peers and teachers, every student embodies JMS's mission of fostering intellectual growth and civic awareness as they become prepared to make significant contributions to their communities in the region and beyond. Every year JMS manages to send hundreds of graduating seniors to top universities in and beyond China, including Beijing University, Tsinghua University, UC Berkley, NYU and more.
In addition to producing outstanding students as individuals, the school pays careful attention to the education and development of team spirit, with a focus on responsibility and duty. Students are encouraged to participate in team sports, conduct academic projects in groups, share their learning experiences in weekly class meetings and socialize with guest teachers and students from all over the country. In the past few years, JMS has successfully built several academic and athletic teams which compete at the state and national levels.
Advancing towards the goal to become more modern and international, the school makes every effort to provide better educational resources locally while still attracting students from the entire southwest. By doing so, it continues sowing the seeds of modernization in inland China, a mission it has committed itself to for over a century.