In the fall of 2012, Wasatch Academy started its third dual-diploma program in China with the Shishi High School in Chengdu. Shishi, meaning “stone house,” refers to the original school building in which this institution was founded, sometime between 143 and 141 BC during the Han Dynasty. Wasatch Academy is proud to be partnered with such a storied institution in China.
As learners, Shishi students have embraced the Wasatch Academy approach, which encourages more collaborative problem-solving and student-teacher interaction. They love the small classes, even when they push the students to engage in a way that they have not experienced in much larger Chinese classrooms. Shishi President Jian Tian and other school officials visited the Wasatch Academy campus in 2013.