An Introduction to New Century School
Dongguan New Century School is a private boarding school. It was established by Dongguan New Century Science & Education Development Co. Ltd. in 1994 by the authority of Dongguan Municipal Educational Bureau and Guangdong Provincial Educational Bureau, and the company holds controlling interest in Guangdong Golden Dragon Development Inc. which is a quoted company. The school compromises of four divisions: the kindergarten, the primary school, the junior and senior high schools. The school has been successively titled ‘National Primary and High School Moral Education Experimental Schools’, ‘Top-ten Private Schools of Guangdong Province’, ‘Guangdong Modern Educational Technology Experimental School’, ‘First Class Municipal Private School’, ‘Green School’, ‘Civilized School’, ‘Garden-like Unit’, ‘Safe and Civilized Block’ and ‘Innocuous School’.
The school lies in Fenggang Town where Dongguan and Shenzhen meet. The school covers an area of 300,000 square meters . At present, the school has more than 3,000 students from the mainland of China and more than 200 students from Hongkong, Macao, Taiwan and abroad. The school is well-equipped according to the standards of provincial school with all kinds of school-specific function rooms and athletic facilities. The school has fine scenery and dense humane ambiences and was described as possessing ‘character building education’ school-culture by China Education Daily. During its nearly twenty years’ operation, the school has continuously strived to achieve the highest levels of excellence. It has made outstanding achievements in education, teaching and research. It is one of the most prestigious schools in the area.
New Century School diligently follows the country’s education policy; its philosophy is “student-centered and with an emphasis on character development, high quality and efficiency”. During the past years, the teaching quality has continued to improve, as a result of excellent teachers, small class sizes and opportunities for tutoring according to different levels. So far, more than 1000 students have been placed first, second or third in competitions of all kinds hosted by educational departments at municipal, provincial and state levels.
The school is taking a positive attitude in exploring the area of teaching science and technologies. Since 2000, we have been working under the auspices of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) researching “Personality Development Education”, a branch of the research task “How to get high quality education in schools in the 21st Century”, an approved task of the 10th Five-year Plan of national education science. This research has attained great achievements. Many high quality theses and reports have been published in Education in China, Guangdong Education Research, all of which are state or provincial periodicals and papers. Some of these theses have been awarded prizes.
Our publication 《Guidebook on Information Technology Olympic Competition (PASCAL LANGUAGE)》was carefully written and edited by the school, and published by Guangdong Science and Technology Publishing House.
New Century School has achieved consistent success on entrance examinations. Excellent students are matriculated by key national universities every year. In 2004, Zhu Jianke was the best examinee in geography in Dongguan City with a total of 822 marks in the NMET. In 2007, Tang Huijun ranked the 1st in history in Dongguan City in the NMET. In 2006, Tang Shengchang ranked the 3rd with a total of 862 marks in Dongguan City in the NMET. Since 2004, 17 students from the school, such as Tang Shengchang, Shen Zairan, Yang Rongxuan and Zhuang Li were matriculated by Tsinghua University and Peking University —the top-two universities in China. Many other students from the school were matriculated by other China top universities, such as Renmin University of China, Zhejiang University, Fudan University, Nankai University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and China University of Political Science and Law. In the Entrance Examination to Senior High Schools, our average marks have highly exceeded the city average for seven years. Therefore, the school won the ‘Teaching Quality Prize’ of Dongguan City in 2004,2007,2010 and 2012.