(English) YEW CHUNG HISTORY

(English) Discover the heritage and legacy of Yew Chung.

(English) 1932 – 1970

(English) Yew Chung founded in Hong Kong by Madam Tsang Chor-hang; Yew Chung Kindergarten and Primary School opened.

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During the turbulent times of the 1930s before the outbreak of World War II, the road to education was full of obstacles but Madam Tsang persevered in her efforts to maintain the school.

“Diligence, thrift, modesty and honesty” became our motto and in keeping with this, Madam Tsang led Yew Chung to survive the uncertainties of WWII and the Post-War era.

(English) 1970 – 1980

(English) Early Childhood Education is introduced with pioneering new concepts.

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Through extensive parent and community education, Dr. Chan began to develop an awareness in local families of the importance of the Early Years, highlighting the need to create a nurturing environment in both schools and homes, to enhance the education and development of each child. Today, this continues to be a core Yew Chung value.

During this period, Dr. Chan expanded the Yew Chung Children’s House and Kindergarten to multiple campuses in Hong Kong.

(English) 1980 – 1990

(English) The first Yew Chung International School is established in Hong Kong.

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Through the launching of Yew Chung International School, we created our own original YCIS bilingual and co-cultural curriculum that remains dynamic to this day.

Beginning with a handful of founding students, YCIS Primary expanded one year level at a time. Growing numbers of parents chose YCIS as they wanted their children to be highly proficient in both Chinese and English, and adept at navigating between different cultures and peoples.

(English) 1990 – 2000

(English) Yew Chung International School expanded to Secondary, and new sister schools were opened in Shanghai and Beijing upon government invitations.

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Yew Chung also moved beyond Asia’s borders and set up an International Children’s Campus in Indiana, USA. This was our first attempt to introduce our unique educational philosophy and programme in a Western country.

(English) ENTERING THE 21ST CENTURY

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A Commitment to Global Education

The growing prominence of China in the global context saw educators begin to acknowledge that ‘International’ is not defined as ‘Western’ and began to recognise YCIS as one of the most innovative international schools with a new model of bilingual and co-cultural education, and a unique model of Co-Principalship and Co-teaching.

Again, upon invitation, we opened two more YCIS sister schools in Chongqing and Qingdao in 2002 and 2006 respectively, and expanded the Shanghai campus to encompass Pudong. Across the pond in the US, we opened another campus in Silicon Valley in 2002.

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