S. Pudong Rd Campus
EtonHouse came to Shanghai with its first Pre-School campus at Lujiazui in 2013. After two successful years in Shanghai, EtonHouse opens its second campus in Pudong in August 2015.
Part of the EtonHouse Group based in 10 countries with over 100 schools and 15,000 students, this campus offers the renowned EtonHouse Inquire ￮ Think ￮ Learn curriculum for children from 18 months to 6 years of age and IB curriculum, which commences in the N2 year. The ITL philosophy, based on the Reggio Amelia Approach, align perfectly, in order to give our students an education that is based on both world renowned curriculums, which foster the development of the whole child. Inspiration, creativity, empathy, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills are paramount to the program that we offer.
Our Primary Year (Year 1).
Young children at EtonHouse are respected as competent thinkers and communicators, who are offered many opportunities to engage with a wide range of materials and resources to extend and challenge their thinking. Our curriculum invites children to explore, discover, hypothesize, predict, problem solve, construct and document their deepening understandings of the world in which we live. These attributes of High Order Thinking skills are essential for our children to cope, flourish and be successful, in an ever-changing world and future work force. Our approach also acknowledges the significance of socio-cultural theory in that children learn via quality interactions and relationships with people, places and things, and have a deep understanding of their shared cultural values and beliefs. This gives our students the essential feeling of ‘belonging’, and so they are naturally more confident and competent in their ‘own little worlds’, of family, school, teachers and their peers, who share the same value systems.
We encourage young children to explore their environment and express themselves using multiple languages which may include speaking, singing, movement, drawing, painting, writing, building and designing, collage, dramatic play, and music. Topics of study for project work may be captured from the children's current competencies, skills, ideas and theories, through family and community events as well as the best known interests of children (enduring childhood themes e.g. relationships, roles and responsibilities; identity).
Our learning environment is designed for children to build deep relationships with the natural world and strengthen the concepts of sustainability within our curriculum. The new carefully planned outside learning environment, which includes innovative learning areas of a mud kitchen, sound garden, art studio and a dramatic play area provides the strong early years foundation for children and develops them into confident, competent global citizens with a lifelong love for learning.