In the Senior Years, students are offered programmes based on the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), American Advanced Placement (AP) programme as well as the EtonHouse High School Diploma.
EtonHouse Suzhou is the first fully authorized EtonHouse school offering the IB Primary Years, Middle Years and the Diploma programmes.
EtonHouse High School graduates have gained acceptance to top universities in various parts of the world.
EtonHouse students come from many countries and speak many different languages. The primary language of instruction is English. For students learning English language, we provide a dynamic English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme conducted by qualified EAL teachers. The programme is founded on current research and thinking in EAL instruction. Regular class teachers partner with the EAL teachers to play a key role in supporting our EAL students. EAL students are then appropriately assessed through standardised tests to ensure that our students are well prepared for their journey at EtonHouse and also for future transitions to other English language schools and universities.
EtonHouse values the importance of bilingual learning and supports the development of the native language skills of our students. As such, EtonHouse offers native language programmes- Mandarin, Japanese and Korean for our main groups of non-native English speakers. These programmes help prepare students for repatriation and entry into a university in their home country.
EtonHouse recognises that raising a child in the 21st century is a community effort and that our responsibility as educators to the students must go beyond academic development. Through structured pastoral support programmes and informal but intentional interaction with students, EtonHouse teachers are constantly guiding and counseling students. In the Middle Years and Senior Years, all students are assigned an advisor. Each Advisor-Advisee group involves a teacher and four to six students. Students meet with the advisor one-to-one on a weekly basis. In the Advisor/Advisee groups, students learn and reflect upon social concepts and skill to grow to become responsible learners and citizens, who are prepared for life and work after school.
In addition, EtonHouse provides direct instruction to help students develop character traits necessary to being a successful learner and productive adult.
Career & College Counseling
EtonHouse provides career and college counseling for all of its students beginning when students enter the Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate Programme. The initial focus is to raise the awareness of students with regards to the various careers available. In Year 11, students are introduced to different colleges and universities and their respective entry requirements. At the end of Year 12, students are advised and supported in choosing a set of possible colleges and universities which would be appropriate for them. Beginning in early Year 13, students will complete and file applications for short-listing by colleges and universities.
Additionally, students in Year 11 who are thinking of attending an American college or university are supported by the school in taking the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Achievement Test) before sitting for SAT (Scholastic Achievement Test) in Year 12 and 13.
EtonHouse also supports students in preparing for tests which may be required for entrance into universities in non-American colleges or universities.
Senior Years Language Prep Year
EtonHouse recognises that some students who enter the school in Year 11-12 might not have the language skills to be a full time student in the Senior Years program. These students can spend an extra year intensively studying English in order to prepare for the Senior Years (Year 12-13) programme.