Introduction of Yali High School
Yali High School is Hunan′s window to the world. The school is one of Hunan′s first tier key middle schools, a national first tier science and technology school, one of the nation′s first hundred traditional sports schools, and a model experimental school of psychological education. The school has been awarded Hunan Province Advanced Cultural Work Unit and Hunan Province Garden Work Unit. The school was founded by Yale University graduates of the Yale-China Association in 1906. The name Yali comes from The Analects of Confucius, meaning elegance of expression (ya) and propriety of conduct (li), and is a transliteration of Yale. Yali exemplifies the best of Hunan Province and combines Chinese and Western cultures. Over the last century Yali has educated more than 70,000 graduates, who have made contributions to mankind all over the world. The exemplary representatives are the 14 members of China′s two academies of sciences and technology like Jin Yuelin, great scholars like Li Yining and Mei Kewang, revolutionaries like Liu Zhixun, and well-known diplomats like He Fengshan.
The school is well-known at home and overseas for its first-rate teaching, atmosphere, management, foundation and all-around quality. For many years Yali has been a leader on the College and Middle School Entrance Exams in both Changsha and Hunan. Students perform well in a variety of competitions. Every year around 800 students win prizes in national, provincial and city-wide competitions. 14 students won gold medals in the national and international informatics, math and physics competitions and 18 students has advanced to national team selection.
English is Yali′s strength. Four graduates of America′s Yale University teach oral English here every year, forming a synergy along with Yali′s Chinese English teachers. Yali students′ English speaking ability is known nation-wide. In computer science, Yali has set the goal that every student be able to use the Internet, build a web page, and write computer programs.
The school pays great attention to students’ overall development. Yali holds many activities. Fourteen clubs such as the literature, caricature, computer and English clubs, the Voice of Yali, Yali TV Station, and the Young Volunteers provide students with a platform for personal development. Valuing sports is a Yali tradition. Girls’ basketball and boys soccer is number one in the province while the school orchestra and dance troupe are famous all over the province.
Yali conducts frequent foreign exchanges. The school has friendly relationships with schools in America, Canada, Britain, Japan, Singapore, Australia and other countries. Yale University president Richard Levin′s 2001 visit, the 2002 visit of diplomats from 23 countries, and the 2004 visits of 27 countries has especially increased Yali′s connection to the world.
"Outstanding achievement is product of assiduous study, always work hard to make a glorious contribution", say the words of Yali′s school song, exhorting modern students to make progress, be practical, and create new achievements.
其他信息 Other Information：
Student Number: 3630 (School Year 2019)
Faculty Number: 295 (School Year 2019)
Introduction of Yali High School International Department （YLID）
In 2011, the 105th anniversary of Yali High School, to promote the internationalization process of Yali education，to further the diversified development of high school education and to meet the educational needs of different candidates, Yali High School established the International Department. This was approved by the Hunan Provincial Educational Office and Changsha Education Bureau to undertake the mission of cultivating international citizens, for our society and nation, who are equipped with global vision and the ability to adapt to world reform and development.
Yali High School International Department (YLID) adheres to the educational philosophy “lay a foundation for students′ lifelong development”, attracts high-quality teachers at home and abroad, and has established an international education curriculum. YLID is devoted to cultivating students’ learning ability, physical and psychological health, moral sense, international perspective and innovative consciousness in order to provide candidates for world-class higher learning institutions with the most potential talents of excellent overall quality.
YLID has currently set up different courses such as the core compulsory courses for domestic high school, Fundamental, Intermediate & Advanced International English Courses, elective U.S. high school courses; AP (Advanced Placement) subjects, College Entrance Test Prep. Courses for SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test), and optional courses for French or Spanish. These domestic and international courses interface with each other, helping the students to lay a solid foundation for their knowledge so that they develop the essential capabilities to be successful in their overseas study.
The number of YLID Staff and faculty is 63, including managerial personnel, core Chinese courses teachers, International courses foreign teachers, SAT, International English teachers, AP teachers, Academic Advisors, and Counselors. All faculty have superb educational backgrounds as well as a wealth of experience working in international education. Almost half of our faculty have earned master’s degrees and above in their related field, and more than half of our faculty members have actual experience studying or working overseas.
Since 2015, YLID recruits about 100 students each academic year and currently there are 280 students enrolled across Senior 1, 2 and 3 classes. The teacher-student ratio is 1:4. The students of YLID, under the unified management of school leaders and their grade group, live and study in a school environment known as “the ocean of personality”, enjoying the special culture that has grown up around Yali over the course of more than 100 years of integrated Chinese and Western civilization. It consists of 32 student associations, offering students a rich social practice, various art and sports events and frequent international exchange activities. All of which provide additional superior support for quality cultivation and broadening of horizons for all students.
The last century′s journey has seen the International Department emerge alongside Yali’s historic reputation and both the journey and the partnership of the International Department and Yali will continue to thrive, seeing further brilliant achievements into the next century of international education history.