Ningbo Foreign Language School (NBFLS) is a full-time school approved by Ningbo municipal government office in 1991 and filed by State Education Department, provincial Government Office, provincial Economy Planning Committee and provincial Education Department accordingly. It’s run by Xiaoshi Middle School (Xiaoshi) with the same teaching and administrative staff. In 1999, it was accepted as the 18th member school of the National Foreign Language School Association. In 2000, it was approved by the municipal government that NBFLS would be funded by non-state forces and experience a transitional period in Xiaoshi. In September 2005, NBFLS was relocated to the present site, 26 Yucai Road, and is still run by Xiaoshi.
Over the past fifteen years, NBFLS has been exploring new ways to run well a foreign language school, guided by the state educational policies and based on the theories put forth by the State Education Department. Our aims are to help students to form scientific attitudes to knowledge, and to initiate actively the pioneering spirit of practical innovations. Following the laws of developing youths and meeting the demands of society, we’ve created an atmosphere for students to develop their own personalities
Over the past fifteen years, NBFLS has received several visiting delegations of teachers and students from the States, Australia, Japan, Singapore and Germany and has established friendship with HopkingsSchool in the U.S.A., PerthCollege in Scotland, YishunJunior College, ChineseHigh School and Nanyang Girls’ High School in Singapore. More than 30 teachers in NBFLS have been sent to the U.S.A., the UK, Germany, Hong Kong and Singapore to advance their language ability as well as their view of culture.
Since 1991, NBFLS has witnessed the graduation of 1638 junior students, among whom about 1200 students have been enrolled in Xiaoshi High School, and up till 2005, 797 students have graduated from Xiaoshi, of whom 90% went to prestigious universities in China. Besides, since 1996, 48 NBFLS junior graduates have won the scholarship given by the Singaporean government and have been admitted to Chinese High School and Nanyang Girls’ High School in Singapore, of whom more than 20 students have been accepted by world-famous universities, such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT in America, Cambridge University, Oxford University in Britain and Singapore State University for their bachelors, masters or doctorate degrees.
With the support of Ningbo municipal government and Ningbo municipal Education Bureau, and with the concern of all the citizens in Ningbo, NBFLS will embark on a new journey at its new campus aiming to be the top school in Ningbo.