Wuxi EtonHouse International School (WEHIS) opened in April 2008 building a reputation for excellence in education within the expat community in Wuxi. The school is proud of its standing in the community and is committed to meeting its academic and cultural expectations. We are proud of the fact that people say WEHIS feels like home.
Our commitment to the community is reflected in our student body. Our small school is home to 14 student nationalities and 11 staff ones. We take time throughout the year to come together like a family to celebrate what makes us unique, our different cultures and identities. In this way we aim at creating a learning community not just for our students, but for all.
We feel it is essential to instil into our community a set of beliefs and values that facilitate intercultural understanding. The International Baccalaureate (IB) has these core beliefs and values at its very centre. Using this framework for guidance, we create an internationally minded community who understand what is stated in the IB mission, “other people, with their differences, can also be right.”
In the 10-year history of WEHIS, there have been significant changes in the role international schools play in China. Previously established as a bastion of exclusive education, expats used international schools and their communities to cocoon themselves from the differences in culture and attitudes in China. In those 10 years, China and its community of expats have changed. China has become more accommodating of diversity, making it an easier place to live. The shrinking international community has had to adapt to the consequences of a diminished population. International schools in China must make strategic changes, if they are to continue providing high quality education to the expat community and not only.
In April 2018, WEHIS established close ties with the Overseas Chinese Academy of Chiway (OCAC) Wuxi. These ties bring significant benefits to WEHIS. Cooperation, between the two schools, strengthens the provision of professional development for teachers, which in turn leads to more effective teaching and learning. The refurbishment of the campus and the provision of resources further support the improvement of teaching and learning. Financial support from OCAC Wuxi will allow greater diversity in the programmes and services offered, including the establishment of middle years classes as of the 2018 – 2019 school year. This level of cooperation does not compromise the integrity of our programme. In fact, as a result of this move, we will continue to provide an even more enhanced and quality-driven international curriculum with teaching practices based on best practice. Our educational values are in alignment with those of the OCAC Wuxi, which you can read about here.
Wuxi (Chinese:无锡 Pinyin: WúXī), a 3,000 year-old city in the south of Jiangsu province, is roughly half way between Shanghai (130km to the east) and Nanjing (185km to the west). Nestled into the scenic north-eastern corner of Tai Hu (Lake Tai), Wuxi is dotted with low-lying mountains and hills. It is one of four beautiful lake cities in this region, the other three being Huzhou, Suzhou and Changzhou. Wuxi has been dubbed “little Shanghai” because of its close proximity to that city and its rapid pace of urbanization and booming economy. EtonHouse is located in New District, a relatively new area, about 20 minutes drive from downtown. New District is a modern, green hi-tech area with much to offer.
Address: Regent International Garden, Junction of Taishan Road and Xixing Road, Wuxi New District, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China 214028
Tel.: +86 510 8522 5333
Fax: +86 519 8522 5333
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