Introduction to Hangzhou No.4 High School
Zhejiang Province Hangzhou No. 4 High School (website: http://www.hz4z.cn) was founded in 1899, alongside Zhejiang University, by Governor Lin Qi during the Qing Dynasty. It was the first modern public secondary school in the province. And today it is recognized as one of the finest secondary schools in the region and a repository of the province’s cultural heritage.
Guided by its motto, Better Education for All, the school has expanded from its original campus—Wushan Campus, to a larger one–Xiasha campus located in Economic-Technological Development Area on the banks of the Qian Tang River. It is now the largest public boarding school in Hangzhou, serving over 2000 students on its 93,000 sq. meters campus including a complete facility for an international program and a 26,680 sq. meters original campus at Wu Shan catering 1200 students.
With its century-long history, Hangzhou No. 4 High School has cultivated many notable alumni, such as famous writers (Ma Xulun, Xu Zhimo, Yu Dafu, Hua Junwu, and Liu Ji), scholars (Ding Sunnian, Cheng Yuqi, Du Qinghua, and Ye Peijian), and world-class athletes (Luo Xuejian, Chen Hua and Feng Rui).
The school boasts a strong and diverse athletics programs, including basketball, gymnastics, and track-and-field participated in prestigious regional and national competitions. The choir and orchestra have also won prizes in competitions in the region and beyond.
The school attaches special importance upon internationalizing education and has established partnerships with high schools in the United States, Canada, UK, France, Australia and Japan. Our students frequently undertook exchange programs in these countries during winter and summer holidays. The school also provides an endowed scholarship to students studying abroad. Besides, UK’s A-level curriculum was introduced to the school this year and currently there are about 100 students that registered for studying the A-level.
International Department (in Chinese)
Hangzhou (City Panorama) is one of the most beautiful and most visited cities in China. Though it has been through many recent economic and technological developments, it still remains its historic beauty and cultural heritage. The city’s West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Site, attracts tourists from both home and abroad all year round. Twinned with nearly 20 cities around the world, Hangzhou is one of the most modern and vibrant cities to live in.
With a number of means of transport at your disposal, getting around the city is super easy. Do not feel like taking the metro to visit the scenery spots in the city? Then you can always bike there. Want to tour around a nearby city on weekends? Train rides are probably what you’d be looking for. Cities of Shanghai, Nanjing and Suzhou are all just within hours’ distance by train or car.
Arts & culture
Hangzhou’s cultural richness constantly surprises you. Three of China’s most important museums, China National Silk Museum, China National Tea Museum, Zhejiang Provincial Museum are all located in Hangzhou. If you are interested in opera, then you’ve come to the right place for there are lots of theaters in Hangzhou giving performance of opera shows!
Hangzhou is a culinary paradise with a large number of delicious dishes. Hangzhou’s local cuisine enjoys a nation-wide reputation and dishes prepared in its style are reputed to be “fresh, tender, soft and smooth, with a mellow fragrance”. Some of the better-known examples of Hangzhou’s regional cuisine are: West Lake Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce, Dongpo Pork, Beggar’s Chicken, Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea, and Hangzhou Soy-sauce Duck. Sounds interesting? Behind these dishes, there always seems to be a beautiful story linked with a historical figure in Hangzhou. In addition to the traditional Hangzhou food or Chinese cuisine, plenty of restaurants offer south-eastern or western-style food. In Hangzhou, you never have to worry about going hungry.