ABOUT US

CREATING GLOBAL CITIZENS FOR THE 21st CENTURY

Overview

Access International Academy Ningbo (AIAN) is an independent, nonsectarian coeducational day school founded in 2003. AIAN provides an American-based educational program from Pre-school through grade 12 in service to students of all nationalities. The school is governed by a Board of Directors with input from the school Administrative Team. The school community includes parents employed by foreign and local businesses and the school maintains a direct relationship with the Ningbo Economic Technical Development Zone.


Mission

AIAN is an accredited college preparatory institution committed to providing research- based educational practices to the multicultural community it serves.  Students are encouraged and empowered to become Global Citizens, Lifelong Learners, Collaborative Workers, and Effective

Communicators enabling them to contribute to the betterment of the world.


Accreditation and Membership

AIAN is accredited by the Western

Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), is a member of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) and the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS).


Calendar

There are 180 days of classroom instruction over two semesters, with Semester 1 beginning in August and Semester 2 beginning in January.  The school day begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:40 pm.  All students attend After School Activities (ASAs) from

3:40 pm - 4:30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with optional Wednesdays for additional sports.


Enrollment

Current enrollment for 2015-2016 is 98 students.  20 nationalities are represented, of which 30% are Korean, 7% are North American, 12% are European, 21% are Chinese and 30% represent other nationalities.


Faculty

There are 25 instructional faculty members and administrators employed with AIAN. Of the expatriate teachers, 80% are North American.


Curriculum

AIAN is a college preparatory school aligned with the AERO Standards.  English is the Language of instruction at all academic levels. The four core areas of instruction are English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. AIAN provides the opportunity for its high school students to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the areas of:  Chinese Language and Culture, Chemistry and Comparative Government and Politics.  Through the AP program students can earn college credit and/or placement in higher level courses at universities.  AIAN is a Testing Center for the SAT and SAT II standardized examinations.


Standardized Testing

A systematic annual program of standardized testing is implemented to assess students’ ability and achievement. Students in grades K-

12 take MAP Test in October and April of each year. AIAN is a College Board Testing Center and offers the PSAT, SAT and AP examinations to its students.

LATEST NEWS

01

AUG



WASC ACCREDITATION RENEWAL

Once again AIAN has met the rigorous standards to be accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The only school in the school accredited by the organization.

05

OCT



New Sports and Athletic Facilities

Installed new surfaces for our track, volleyball, basketball and tennis courts

09

NOV



NWEA Training

All staff will undergo training from NWEA on using MAP data to inform curriculum and individualize instruction.

New Sports Surfaces

OUR PROCESS

  1. REGISTRATION INFORMAION 
    Registration forms are available from our front office or via email.
  2. INTERVIEW
    Whenever possible prospective students and parents are welcome to have a tour of the school and interview with the Head of School.
  3. PLACEMENT TEST
    All students ages 5 and above are required to take a short placement test in the areas of English language and Mathematics before final acceptance is given.

WHY CHOOSE US?

INTELLIGENCE PLUS CHARACTER

Access International Academy Ningbo is a vibrant, active and engaged community of learners with:

  • Small class sizes and a family-like environment
  • Full WASC accredition (the only school in the region)
  • AP, SAT and NWEA testing offered
  • Active Sports Progam/membership in ACAMIS
  • Caring, quailified staff
  • Wide variety of after school activities
  • Truly international environment with over 25 nationalities
  • English speaking nurse
  • Curriculum aligned to American Common Core

STUDENTS SAY

Quote coming soon

STUDENT

Quote coming soon

STUDENT