Facts at a Glance
NAME: High School Affiliated to Fudan University (FDFZ)
FOUNDING YEAR: 1950
TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 1115
FACULTY:·180 faculty members
·123 with Master Degrees, 52 with senior professional titles, 46 with junior professional titles
CAMPUS:·13.5 acres including one teaching campus and one residential campus
·9 campus buildings
CONTACT INFO:·383 Guoquan Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China, 200433
·Compulsory foundation courses
·Elective courses covering 8 academic fields
·Optional research programs
·Optional interdisciplinary programs
8 ACADEMIC FIELDS:
·Humanities & Classics (Literature, History, Philosophy, Psychology, etc.)
·Culture & Language (Linguistics, Foreign Language, Geography, Folklore)
·Society & Development (Political science, Sociology, Economics)
·Mathematics & Logic (Mathematics, Logic, Information Science)
·Science & Labs (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Physiology)
·Technology & Design (Engineering, Computer Programming, Art)
·Health & Athletics (Health Education, Sports)
FDFZ also provides students with rich resources such as advanced teaching facilities, laboratories, and a massive library. Adjacent to Fudan University, FDFZ has the privilege of inviting professors or leading researchers from the university to deliver speeches to the students monthly.
78% Students Applying to Chinese Universities:
Students have been admitted toFudan University, Peking University,Tsinghua University,The University of Hong Kong,Shanghai Jiao Tong University (all top universities in China), etc.
15% Students Applying to U.S. Universities &Colleges:(recent 2 years)
Students have been admitted to Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Stanford University,Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Brown University, University of California(Berkeley, LA, and others),Williams College, Amherst College, Swarthmore College, etc.
7% Students Applying to European/Japanese/Korean Colleges:(recent 2 years)
Students have been admitted toUniversity of Oxford, Waseda University,Seoul National University, etc.
High School Affiliated to Fudan University (FDFZ) was founded as a boarding school in 1950. Occupying an area of five hectares, FDFZ is located on the campus of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
FDFZ adheres to the motto “Rich in knowledge and tenacious of purpose; Inquiring with earnestness and reflecting in depth” of Fudan University. It requires her students to build a complete system of knowledge through different types of courses, encourages them to explore their own interests through arts, sports, and community activities, and assists them to understand China and the world through social practice and overseas exchange programs.
As one of China's top high schools, FDFZ admits more than 360 students from the most competitive students in Shanghai each year. In three school years, every student takes fifteen compulsory foundation courses and six elective courses at minimum. The majority of the student body are active in various student associations. Meanwhile, about 50% of the student body participate in social practice across Mainland China and overseas exchange programs. All FDFZ graduates enter colleges for further study, among whom 45% receive Early Admission offers from top universities in China; 20% are accepted by leading universities overseas; another 35% of the students enter universities through the National College Entrance Exam (Gaokao).
To maintain high academic standard, FDFZ uses a rigorous performance-based grading system, in which the percent of “A” in each course does not exceed 30%.
FDFZ signed a student exchange agreement with Sidwell Friends School in the United States in 1984 and began to cooperate with ASSIST (American Secondary Schools for International Students and Teachers) in 1986, which marked the beginning of China’s high school international exchange programs. By now, FDFZ has established exchange programs with 27 schools in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia, with more than 180 students and over 50 teachers participating on an annual basis. At the same time, FDFZ receives visitors from more than 500 high schools all over the world each year. With a global perspective and a good international reputation, FDFZ has cofounded many education associations, such as WLSA (World Leading Schools Association) and SAGE (Strategic Alliance of Global Educators).
FDFZ has founded two Fudan International Schools (FDIS) and has been enrolling international students since 2002. FDIS is currently a member of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a member of College Board and a registered International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. In 2014, FDFZ started to offer IB courses for Chinese local students and enrolled students of Grade 10 as the first IBDP class. With municipal support, FDFZ established two other campuses in Pudong and Qingpu districts of Shanghai, both ranking as key high schools. FDFZ-Pudong enrolled her first class in 2012, while FDFZ-Qingpu will welcome its first class in 2015.
An outstanding academic community, rich cross-cultural programs, and a diverse campus life secure FDFZ as a leading institution of Chinese high school education.