A Brief Introduction
Situated in the Cangshan District of Fuzhou, the Affiliated High School of Fujian Normal University has as its predecessors three church-owned schools: Anglo-Chinese College, Hwa Nan High School and Doweuk Girls' School All three were taken over by the government in 1951 and merged into one new public school, which has assumed the current name since 1973.
One of the key secondary schools of Fujian Province, it was officially designated as a first-class high school of the Province in 1994 and was later named one of the first provincial level exemplary high schools.
The school occupies an area of 62,623 square meters (around 95 mu), and its buildings have a total floor space of 51,795 square meters. Its excellent facilities are well matched by a distinguished staff. Among its 167 faculty members 79 are high-ranking teachers, 27 have the title of “master teacher,” and 18 are with a master's degree. The school has now a total of over 1,900 students divided into 38 classes, of which two are especially set up for the preparatory training of airmen.
More than 120 years have passed since one of the original schools--Anglo-ChineseCollege--was founded in 1881. During this period, the School has graduated tens of thousands of outstanding students, many of whom went on to study in universities or functioned remarkably in all walks of life. Its distinguished alumni include world-famous chemist Hou Debang, mathematician Chen Jingrun, and 12 academicians of the ChineseAcademy of Sciences and the ChineseAcademy of Engineering. Among its graduates one also finds such luminaries as Lin Sen, a leading figure of the Revolution of 1911 and Chairman of the National Government of the Republic of China, Wang Zhu, a member of the Provincial Standing Committee of the Communist Party and the director of Fuzhou Office of the New Fourth Army; and many other notable revolutionaries during the long struggle for a New China. Right now, large numbers of its alumni, young and middle-aged, are playing crucial roles in different fields for the modernization of China.
The current age of reform and opening-up sees the School redouble its efforts in pursuit of excellence and in carrying on its fine tradition. Devoted to the ideal of a humanistic education, it has adopted as its motto “OUR WORLD, OUR DUTY” and promoted as its guiding values “CIVILITY, DILIGENCE, PRACTICALITY, AND CREATIVITY.” The School gives priority to moral education, placing emphasis on all-round cultivation of the students. As a result, remarkable achievements have been made in refining school culture and in implementing quality education. The school has been awarded 14 national titles, such as National Moral Education Model School, Advanced Collectivity of National Youth Scientific and Technological Activity, National Students Military Training Model Unit, and Advanced Collectivity of National Sports. The school has received over 150 provincial or local honorary titles, such as the ProvincialCivilizedSchool and the LocalCivilizedSchool. Since 1985, it has won 15 medals in various international subject contests for high school students ( 14 of which are medals for the International Academic Olympiad, including 8 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze medal, accounting for half of the medal of this kind won by all schools in Fujian). Each year, over 150 students on an average win prizes in various national, provincial and local level contests. For years, the percentage of its graduates being admitted by colleges and universities has been among the highest throughout the province as well as in the city.
At present, the school is making every effort to build itself into one of the first national models for high schools.