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Partnership with Baishan School

Annie Wright Schools have partnered with the Baishan School to offer our unique program to high school boys and girls in Qingdao, China. Baishan AWS will launch in the fall of 2019 with Grades 9 and 10, adding Grades 11 & 12 in 2020 and 2021, with an eventual enrollment of 160-180 students.


Annie Wright Schools, established in 1884, and Baishan School, the oldest private school in China's Shandong province, have had a close relationship for more than two decades, since an exchange program began in 1996. The philosophical and educational match between the two schools inspired this exciting partnership. In addition to offering parallel curricula, the schools look forward to continuing exchange opportunities and furthering our mission to prepare students for a global society.


The Grade 9 curriculum will blend English and Chinese, allowing students to prepare for the Zhongkao exam, while simultaneously preparing them for Grades 10-12 in an English-only immersion environment. Baishan AWS plans to offer the same International Baccalaureate Diploma Program curriculum for Grades 11-12 as Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma. The program will also include college counseling to prepare students for matriculation into United States universities.


Prior to attending Baishan AWS, students will have the opportunity to spend three weeks at Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma. This trip will expose them to the school, the Pacific Northwest and American culture, and will offer intensive English in an immersive environment.  Between Grades 11 and 12 students will have a mandatory trip to Tacoma which will focus on preparing students for college testing and will feature a trip to west coast colleges and universities.


Qingdao is a port city on the west coast of the Yellow Sea, facing the Korean peninsula, with a population of around 9 million. Named China's most livable city by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, it is roughly equidistant between Beijing and Shanghai. Like Tacoma, Qingdao enjoys stunning natural beauty, surrounded by mountains and overlooking the ocean.


Robert Hinman, the new Director of Baishan AWS, is an experienced educational leader with more than 15 years of administrative experience, mostly internationally, using the IB curriculum. His student-centered philosophy is a strong match for both the Annie Wright and Baishan cultures.
Learn more about this exciting new program by emailing Iris Haiyan Jia.

Baishan AWS is hiring teachers

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  • Position Description

    The Baishan Annie Wright program is seeking teachers for its Upper School program in Qingdao, China, to begin August 2019. These are full time positions.

    School Overview
    Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.

    Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.

    Position Overview: duties & responsibilities
    Annie Wright Schools, based in Tacoma, Washington, has partnered with Baishan Education, based in Qingdao, China, to offer an Upper School program (Grades 9-12) to Chinese students who wish to pursue a university education in an English speaking country. For the 2019-2020 school year, the Baishan Annie Wright (BAW) program will begin with Grades 9 and 10 and add a level each year thereafter. The program will offer the IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. For more information about BAW, visit our website.
    For the 2019-2020 school year, BAW is seeking to fill the following faculty positions to teach at multiple levels:

    • Math & Science Teacher
    • English Teacher
    • Humanities Teacher
    • Art & Graphic Design Teacher: The Art & Graphic Design teacher will teach multiple levels and subjects and must be able to offer a wide variety of academic courses courses and activities.

    BAW Teachers:
    • teach four sections in alignment with the mission of Annie Wright Schools and the International Baccalaureate framework;
    • provide supervision at recess, lunch, for other activities;
    • and fulfill other duties as assigned.

    BAW Teachers:
    • hold a BA or its equivalent from an accredited college of university and teaching certification in their subjects;
    • demonstrate fluency and the ability to teach in English;
    • demonstrate familiarity with the International Baccalaureate programs, readiness and desire to teach IB Diploma courses (appropriate professional development for teaching IB courses will be provided), and enthusiasm for teaching students who are non-native English speakers;
    • have a record of outstanding teaching and demonstrate flexibility;

    Salary & benefits
    Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

    Application process
    Annie Wright Schools remains firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Applicants of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

    To apply, email a cover letter, CV, and email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, all in PDF format, to Mr. Robert Hinman, Director of Annie Wright Upper School | Baishan, at robert_hinman@aw.org. Applications for these positions will be accepted until April 15, 2019.


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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower  and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls  and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.