Profile of Guangdong Country Garden School (GCGS)
About the School
GCGS was founded in 1994; it is a leading international boarding school, which offers education for K-12 students. There are more than 4,800 students and 700 faculty members including approximately 100 international teachers. The school is the flagship school of Bright Scholar Education Group.
GCGS provides PYP, MYP, DP, IGCSE, A-Level, and AP programs, and it is the first school in mainland China that offers IB PYP, MYP and DP as a continuum. The school has been one of the three executive committee members of Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) in Southern China since 2015. In 2016, GCGS became the first cooperative partner in Southern China for CAIE. And it has established partnership with Cambridge Assessment English in 2020 as well. GCGS is one of the two schools in Southern China that has been accredited to implement AP Capstone. GCGS is also a CIS member school.
The school conducts in-depth research on the integration of international programs and Chinese national curriculum. The project of “The Bay Area Research on the Integration of National and International Curricula Based on Developing Core Competencies of Chinese Students” was established in the Basic Curriculum and Textbook Development Center of the Ministry of Education and the Curriculum and Textbook Research Institute. The results of research and practices have been highly recognized by experts from the Basic Education Curriculum and Textbook Development Center of the Ministry of Education.
The school has achieved remarkable teaching results. The acceptance rate for the world’s top 50 universities and US News top 50 universities has reached over 90% for six consecutive years. The school has been awarded Advanced Group of National Private Education, First Class School in Guangdong Province, Guangdong Provincial Advanced Private School, Guangdong Private Education Institution with Outstanding Contribution for 40 Years, “TOEFL® English Learning Cooperative Demonstration School”. The school is ranked 10th in “Hurun Education Top International Schools in China”.
Located in Shunde Country Garden, Beijiao Town, Shunde District, Foshan City, Guangdong Province, Guangdong Country Garden School is in the hinterland of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Area. Situated between Guangzhou and Shenzhen with well-developed transport, it is only ten kilometers away from the largest high-speed railway station in China, Guangzhou South Railway Station. Shunde has achieved remarkable economy and social development and ranked first among the top 100 districts in China. Shunde Country Garden is a large-scale high-end community with supermarkets, resorts, hospitals, schools, and shopping centers available, which is comfortable and convenient for living.
GCGS MISSION STATEMENT
We are dedicated to leading the world in educational innovation, cultivating top talents for the rise of China and promoting civilization for a more prosperous future of mankind. We aim to nurture our students as lifelong learners who learn to be good people and learn to do things well, who have national pride and global vision. We contribute together to make the world a better place.
GCGS LEARNER PROFILE
Mission statement: Chinese Identity, National Pride, Global Vision, Leadership Character
Cultural inheritance: cultural confidence and dedication
Critical thinking: extensive knowledge and regular reflection
Creativity: active exploration and attempts
Communication: thoughtfulness and effective communication
Collaboration: open-mindedness and responsibility
who have a global vision and leadership character, more than just scholars;
who are inter-disciplinary and able to thrive globally in any field, not just specialized in one area;
who are critical thinkers and innovators instead of followers;
who can tackle problems and fight challenges instead of day-dreamers;
who stick to principles and work as a team rather than loners.
GCGS CORE VALUES
School Motto：Sense and reason, innovation and creativity
Our Students：Politeness and thoughtfulness
Our Faculty：Passion, excellence, and dedication
Our Mode of Inquiry：Listen, observe, read, and reflect
Our Educational Philosophy: Lay foundation, build character, and serve society