By Joshua Wood, LPC
Last updated on Sep 24, 2021
Expats, digital nomads and retirees discuss what it is like to live in Ningbo, China: Cost of living, Finding a home, Meeting People and more.
What are the schools in Ningbo like?
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"Don't do it. Enrolment has fallen to around 70. Some classes only have 1 or two kids - really bad. They have had four heads of school in four years and all really bad. Horrible school and school board. Much better schools in Ningbo,"
explained one expat living in Ningbo, China.
"Closely examine the standard of English within the class your child will be entering and check the teacher's experience and level of English. There are many Korean and Chinese students with poor English and no proper ESL program. It really drags down standards. Ask if teachers have at least five years experience including at least 2-3 years of international teaching PLUS a teaching certification,"
said another parent with children at Access International Academy in Ningbo.
"Talk to parents with children currently at the school. Take a tour of the facilities and meet the teachers. It has undergone impressive renovations in the past few years,"
commented one expat when asked about Hua Mao Multicultural Education Academy in Ningbo.
"The small class sizes maximise interaction with the teacher. My children have excelled in Chinese and are becoming bilingual which is a real plus for me whilst living in China. I also like the fact that they are making friends from around the world, but also have Chinese friends. I have also found the IB curriculum to have really helped by children to maximise their learning and I want them to stay in this system. Parents should think about what education system best suits their child (Australian, British or American). I couldn't be happier with the education my children are receiving at MEA,"
explained one expat in Ningbo, China with kids at Hua Mao Multicultural Education Academy.
"We have found it amazing in so many ways. Ticks in all the boxes! Extremely qualified and competent teachers!,"
wrote an expat living in Ningbo with children attending Ningbo International School.
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