The OCAC Suzhou Boarding Programme is an invaluable experience for our students, prepares them for success in the world beyond high school. Our boarding programme provides many opportunities for students to build their leadership, conflict-resolution, critical-thinking, problem-solving, and life-management skills. Most importantly, our boarding programme enables our graduates to respect and develop a deep understanding of the world's cultures, to be fluent in both Chinese and English, to be familiar with other modern languages and to be able to face the ongoing global challenges.
One of the core purposes of education is character shaping, which is the most important shared responsibility of the school and families. Character shaping lies at the heart of the boarding programme. Each child is unique and has an innate talent that should be nurtured to develop to the fullest potential.
“Learning Community” best enables students and teachers to creatively and holistically explore different fields of knowledge, fostering individual and collaborative learning skills that are critical for the 21st Century. The boarding programme provides opportunities for students to work collaboratively in experiential learning projects and activities. Boarding teachers will support students in their academic consolidation after school on campus.
The boarding programme provides opportunities for all students by offering a wide range of activities in which they can explore their interests, learn to take responsibility and develop leadership skills. The high-quality teacher-student interaction contributes to effective teaching and learning. Boarding teachers work closely with the academic staff, acting as mentors for students, guiding them in their character shaping and academic progress.