（An Introduction to Wenchang Senior High School）
Founded in 2003, Wenchang Senior High School (WCSHS) is a full-time regular secondary school under direct administration of the Yuhang Education Department. It is located in Yuhang, a beautiful ancient town with a history of about 2000 years in the west of Hangzhou, the capital city of China’s southeastern coastal province, Zhejiang.
Near the school, there used to be a Wenchang Pavilion, a landmark of ancient Yuhang, where the scholars would gather together to share poetry and compose couplets. The school derives its name from the Wenchang Pavilion and sets sights on carrying forth this literary tradition that goes back over 400 years. As the old folk song lyric goes: Wenchang Pavilion, nestled in rippling water, is connected by waterways all around; Wenchang Pavilion, nestled in rippling water, has its glory rooted in true learning.
The school facilitates the sharing of various resources including laboratories, teaching buildings, dormitories and a gymnasium, all on an 60-acre, fully web-supported campus equipped with physical and chemical labs, IT center, vocal and dance studios, and a gymnastics room.
The faculty of WCSHS is slightly over 70, among whom 4 are honored as “Municipal New Star Teacher” and 20 have won the highest honor on the county level. 50% hold post-graduate degrees, which is the highest among all the school in the county. Besides, young teachers under the age of 35 accounts for more than 70% in the school, which is a rising power for the school development.
The school abides by the motto of In-depth Learning and Strong Principles, and sticks to the educational philosophy of enlightenment through learning. We try to be part of a nurturing educational environment and an uplifting moral force, and try to instill in students respect for learning and creative thinking. Thereby, students can grow to be responsible modern citizens with both traditional Chinese ethics and a global vision. Our educational standard is going up year by year, with university admission rate steadily above 97%.
The school has built up a “Pavilion Type” curriculum system to meet the requirement of “Compulsory and Optional Curriculum”. Moreover, to manifest the feature of “Faith Education” and “Creation Education”, we also developed three school-based courses called Life Experience, Career Development and Life Cultivation. Thus a complete curriculum system has been established.
The school attaches great importance to the development of students with special talents at all times, especially in science technology and music. According to the requirement of curriculum-based activity and activity-based curriculum, we have set up Art Festival, Reading Festival, Science Festival and Sports Festival as the thematic curriculum of the school festivals, in which students could show themselves and extend individuality to their heart’s content.
The school also holds various kinds of educational activities to motivate and shape students’ moral character and behaviour as well as to enhance the students’ spiritual nature imperceptibly, like the activity of Youth League and Adult Ceremony as well as paying respects to martyrs in Tom-sweeping Day etc. There are more than 20 student associations organizing different activities to make the school life more colorful, such as the Brass Band, Table Tennis club, etc. The team of Robot Making has hosted a series of competitions such as Electronic Manufacture, Simulation and Intelligent Tracking Device Making. Since 2012, the Robot Making team has continually won the first prize for three years.
Since its inception, Wenchang Senior High school has been earnest all the way and has scored quantities of achievements. Glory is built on the basis of itself. At present, all the faculty and students are making great efforts to build a modern school aiming to cultivate students’ creativity with its distinctive courses. We would sincerely like to provide the best environment and education for each child through his senior high school period!