Hong Kong-based international education provider Nord Anglia Education has acquired the Dalian Huamei Bilingual School (DHBS) in northeast China, which offers an international education through the Dalian American International School (DAIS).

DAIS was established in 2006 in Dalian’s Jinzhou New District and educates students from pre-K through to 12th grade from all over the world. In 2018 the Dalian Huamei Bilingual School was established to offer a nine-year compulsory Chinese education taught in the Chinese language, as well as Western courses taught in English. Altogether, more than 700 day and boarding students from over 30 countries are enrolled.

Nord Anglia now has 69 schools, with 17 located in China, and teaches 67,000 students in 29 countries around the world. The company states that its bilingual offering is based on the Chinese national curriculum, blended with international teaching pedagogy and education resources.

Andrew Fitzmaurice, chief executive of Nord Anglia, said: “DHBS and DAIS are an excellent fit with our organisation as we share the same education philosophy. Together, we are ambitious for our students, ensuring they have the education, skills and mindset needed to be global citizens and future leaders.”

Lisa Liang, chief executive of DHBS and DAIS, added: “Being part of the Nord Anglia family means a significantly enhanced offering for our students. Together with Nord Anglia, we will continue to build on our educational experience by connecting our students and staff to a truly global community and world-leading partnerships. This is truly an exciting new chapter for our students, colleagues and school community.”

Date published: 23 October 2020

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