At Bromsgrove School Mission Hills, we are committed to building a pre-eminent school. Our programme is unique, with a blend of best practice from both East and West, focusing on the wide benefits of bilingualism and remaining, always, focused on the success of each child as an individual and open-minded to innovative approaches to achieving their success. Our partnership with Bromsgrove School, UK, brings the depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge a historically successful school affords, elevated with the spirit of a forward positioning school. Our growing campus allows us to leverage the world-class facilities available to us through the Mission Hills Group. We are dedicated to hiring the highest quality and highest qualified teachers with a proven track record, who can best deliver our engaging and rigorous programme of learning and develop students into future leaders with global vision and impact.
At Bromsgrove School Mission Hills, we are committed to building a pre-eminent school. Our programme is unique, with a blend of best practice from both East and West, focusing on the wide benefits of bilingualism and remaining, always, focused on success of each child as an individual and open-minded to innovative approaches to achieving their success.
Our partnership with Bromsgrove School, UK, brings the depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge a historically successful school affords, elevated with the spirit of a forward positioning school.
Our growing campus allows us to leverage the world-class facilities available to us through the Mission Hills Group. We are dedicated to hiring the highest quality and highest qualified teachers with a proven track record, who can best deliver our engaging and rigorous programme of learning and develop students into future leaders with global vision and impact.
VALUING PLAY &RELATIONSHIPS
Our bilingual Pre School programme integrates best practice from East and West and includes Reggio Emilia inspired play-based pedagogy to offer children the best possible start in life. Play is a vehicle for learning. It provides opportunities for learning in a context in which children are at their most receptive. They learn to explore and to think about problems. Play inspires creativity, builds confidence and helps young children acquire problem solving and language acquisition skills in both of our school languages.
Research demonstrates that play-based learning leads to greater social, emotional, and academic success. Paired with the warmth and care that three adults in each homeroom offer, our students build successful relationships and a strong sense of self.
Our mission in the Preparatory School is to prepare our students for the academic rigour of the Senior School. Accordingly, we build on the strong bilingual and bicultural foundations laid thus far by having the students learn in a curriculum which blends the best of the internationally renowned Cambridge Pathway with that of the rigorous Chinese Compulsory Education Curriculum. Inquiry based learning provides students with the opportunity to explore geography, history, science and other subjects in a carefully crafted student led way, which fosters curiosity and develops higher order thinking and research skills.
English is taught by experienced and well qualified expatriate teachers using Cambridge Global English and the best 21st Century active language learning methodologies. Chinese is taught by passionate bilingual Chinese teachers who have a love for Chinese language, literature and culture using the full range of effective teaching and learning strategies. In Mathematics, blessed with Chinese bilingual and expatriate mathematics specialist teachers, we follow the rigorous Beijing University Mathematics Curriculum and teach this in Chinese first before using and applying and deepening understanding of concepts with mathematics lessons taught in English by our expatriate mathematics teachers. Art, Science and PE are taught in both Chinese and English to further facilitate bilingual language learning whilst IT and Computer Science are taught in English. Finally, in performing arts students are taught in Chinese and English by bilingual and expatriate specialist teachers allowing students to become bilingual performing artists as they prepare for success in the Associate Board of the Royal College of Music (ABRSM) or London Academy of Drama Arts (LAMDA) examinations.
A result of our academically rigorous and dynamic interactive teaching is that our students enjoy great success in both local mid-term and end of term examinations in Chinese, English, Mathematics and Science and also Cambridge Pathway Examinations in all of their subjects throughout their years in Preparatory School. More importantly they grow in confidence as compassionate, communicative, responsible risk takers and thinkers.
Leadership and healthy competition in all activities is a feature of Preparatory School with our vibrant student-led House System which aims to motivate high standards in all we do whilst celebrating student performance, often with a view to helping those less fortunate than ourselves.
GETTING INTO OUR STRIDE FOR HOLISTIC AND ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
From Senior 7 onwards we provide weekly boarding, replicating in Mission Hills the premier quality of provision to be found in Bromsgrove School UK. This allows us to adopt a holistic approach to students’ development with a ‘work hard play hard’ day which blends rigorous bilingual academic learning together with art, drama, music and sport, as well as supported private study. Our academic curriculum flows along the Cambridge Pathway programme to the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) programme, all interwoven with the Compulsory Education Curriculum of China so that students are successful in both the end of Senior 9 Compulsory Education graduation examinations as well as, a year later, in their Cambridge IGCSEs in subjects as varied as Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Drama, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music and Physics.
With specialist well qualified and experienced overseas and Chinese teachers in all subjects, most with master’s degrees, Senior School provides students with an array of opportunities for leadership and character development through our student-led house system, societies and co-curricular activities.
Amongst the activities students engage in from Senior 7 to 10 are: Model United Nations, The Duke of Edinburgh International Award, Parliamentary Debating, Maths Olympiad, Science Olympiad, World Scholars Cup, VSTEAM, Performing Arts Society Productions, Computer Science Club, School Sports Teams and Specialist Sports Coaching in Basketball, Football, Tennis, Volleyball and, of course, Golf with the PGA Academy.
Sixth Form (Senior 11 & 12)
SECURING PLACES AT UNIVERSITIES ALL OVER THE WORLD
After grade 10, students progress into our Sixth Form where they study 4 Cambridge A’ levels from the following options: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Drama, English, Further Mathematics , Global Perspectives, Mathematics, Music and Physics. During this time students build their resume by participating in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award, and a rich array of student led societies and co-curricular activities. In addition they prepare for Scholastic Aptitude Tests, Oxbridge, Ivy League and other university entrance requirements as needed for their University Admissions process assisted every step of the way by our dedicated Sixth Form teaching team.
Students achieve excellence in its many forms and acquire the right skills and attitudes to reach their individual potential. At BMH, we are values-centred in our approach, considering the whole child and building on academic foundations to enrich individuals through opportunities in Athletics, The Arts and STEAM, with a dynamic Co-Curricular Programme of Learning and access to the world-class facilities and resources offered by Mission Hills. Students engage in Musical Theatre and LAMDA, with the opportunity to sit LAMDA examinations and achieve related qualifications. Music lessons are supported by ABRSM examinations, motivating students to go further and as they continue to build upon their talents.
Our Co-Curricular Activity Programme is well articulated to stimulate and meet the needs of students from PreSchool to Senior School based on their interests and areas of excellence. We offer courses as diverse as STEAM and Design, Computer Coding, Traditional Artisanal Arts, Drama, Golf, Tennis, Football and Healthy Cookery.
As the World’s Largest Golf Resort, Mission Hills offers lush, green and picturesque scenery surrounding BMH. Students begin developing their physical skills from PreSchool and make the most of the resources available to us including our outstanding football pitch, outside play spaces and tennis courts, as well as the surrounding legendary golf courses and PGA US Academy, and MH Sports and Eco Park. Where students are identified as having exceptional sporting talents, they may be identified to join our Elite Performance Programmes.
British Boarding system
Bromsgrove School UK, is undoubtedly one of the most powerful. Bromsgrove School, with its rich 550+ years of history and reputation, is renowned for its academic and holistic offer, as well as its exceptional approach to boarding which provides a ‘home from home’ context in which students can truly maximise their potential.
At BMH, we model our boarding on the offer and success of our UK partner school, providing rich extension opportunities in the realms of academic and holistic learning as well as wrap-around pastoral care to meet the needs of each individual student in our care.
Our Houses are small communities of 10 to 18 year olds, usually consisting of around 60 boarders. A Houseparent, House Matron, Assistant Houseparents, and a dedicated team of tutors and support staff are responsible for the wellbeing and happiness of students within the House. Together, they professionally and wholeheartedly serve in loco parentis, whilst also offering inspirational teaching and coaching.
Our Houseparents and Assistant Houseparents are boarding house residents and members of the BMH faculty. Girls and boys live on separate floors with a Houseparent. In addition, our dedicated tutor team (also BMH faculty) provide additional assistance via evening duties on a rotational basis.
Dorm rooms are built to the highest standards and great care has been taken to provide for all the needs of our boarders; each has a quality solid wood bed, desk and substantial storage space. Each room (shared between 2 or 3) is bright and airy, with expansive floor to ceiling windows (with safety structures added), and with a well outfitted and modern ensuite bathroom.
Communication with Parents
We aim to consistently enhance our communication at BMH and share with our community members the excellent teaching, learning and development taking place at the school.
Coffee Mornings and bi/trilateral parent meetings are held twice a term to share information on the design of the school’s curriculum and to enhance communication and collaboration between home and school to better support student development.
With a 50%:50% ratio of Chinese and foreign teachers and a 1:6 teacher-student ratio, the teaching team at BMH is made up of exceptional educators with outstanding teaching abilities from home and abroad who are committed to providing students with the highest quality, developmentally appropriate bilingual education for Chinese students!
The maximum class size is 22 students per pre school class with a class teacher, a life teacher and an additional expatriate and a Chinese language teacher for every two classes.
Prep and Senior school classes have a maximum class size of 24 students, with one foreign class teacher and one Chinese bilingual co-teacher as the Chinese class teacher.
Campus And Resources
We boast exceptional facilities with specialist Science, ICT and Design Labs, a state-of-the-art Learning Kitchen, Drama Studio, Pre and Prep library spaces, boarding facilities, outside play and gardening areas, expansive sports grounds and an 11-aside professional floodlit football field.
We have access to the world-class resources within the Mission Hills resort including the neighbouring MH Ecological Sports Park and MH Art & Crafts Factory.
Welcoming students for
Pre School (PreK-K3)
Prep School (P1-P6)
Boarding opened for Grade 4 and above
Prep school&Senior Maximum：24
The school has existing school bus routes – four routes for kindergarten: Longhua, Bantian, Mission Hills and Mission Hills Lake; and five routes for primary school: Futian, Longhua, Bantian, Mission Hills (including Guanlan) and Dongguan.