1、奠基课程:奠基课程是遵循学校办学理念和培养目标,奠定学生成为杰出人才的基础。奠基课程共有四门,贯穿小学、初中、高中三个学段。

公民修养课程:这是一门行为课程,它主要不是在教室讲授,而是贯穿在学生整个学习生活过程中;课程旨在通过礼仪教育、言行规范、仪式熏陶、情感陶冶、心灵导引等途径,提升人格修养,培养绅士气质和贵族精神。

思维品质课程:思维能力是一切能力的核心,该课程通过专项训练,使学生的思维不断由低阶走向高阶,由低效走向高效,由一般思维走向创新思维。让学生获得更强大的学习能力,从而实现终身学习,终身发展。

中西文化课程:该课程建立学生良好的文化意识和全球视野。它一方面用祖国优秀传统文化熏陶孩子,使他们变得聪慧、礼仪、仁爱、坚毅、守信、博学,另一方面了解西方文化,西方的价值观念、行为方式和思维习惯,同时通过比较获得文化思辨力和判断力,这将为他们成为世界性人才奠定基础。

自然笔记课程:自然笔记课是实践课程,融合了人与自然教育、观察与写作教育、审美教育和生命教育。学生通过种植(养殖)、观察、记录、体验和感悟,感受自然,学会审美,体验生命的精彩、强悍与坚韧。

    

2、拓展课程:拓展课程为选修课程,它提供学生兴趣养成、个性发展以及丰富学生生活的路径与平台,拓展课程包括兴趣课(学生社团),如舞蹈、乐团、棋类、电钢琴等,特色课,如高尔夫球课、3D打印课、机器人、戏剧课、环境工程课等,以及学科拓展课:如语文、数学、外语等国家课程的延伸与拓展。

   

3、探究课程:探究课程培养学生发现力、研究力和创造力。

华顿外国语学校认为:学校教育的核心就是课程,学校的课程思想决定学生学什么,怎么学,为什么学;华顿外国语学校改变传统学校德育、教学分离现象,以整个校园为课堂,所有教育教学活动为课程,以科学的育人观进行重构,形成实现“完人教育”的博雅课程体系


Domestic Educational System

National Curriculum: Based on the curriculum of Jiangsu Province, Walton Foreign Language School adapts it into its own features, so as to help students with laying a solid foundation based upon acquiring knowledge, integrated skill development, multifaceted learning techniques, tutoring for enrichment as well as learning exceptionalities, and education for well- rounded and multifaceted development.

 

1) Foundational curriculum: The foundational curriculum is based on the school's educational philosophy and training objectives, which are firmly entrenched in the foundation for students to become outstanding talents. The foundational curriculum consists of four courses which are taught throughout the elementary period, the junior high and the senior high period.

a) The Global Citizenship Training Course: this is a behavior-based course, which is not taught in the classroom, but throughout the whole process of student learning; This “course” aims to cultivate the student's temperament and noble spirit through education on etiquette, expression of oneself, manners, sentiment edification, spiritual and emotional guidance. 

b) The Analytical Thinking Course: The ability to think is the foundation of all our abilities. Through special training, this course enables students to change their thinking from low level receptors to high level participants who continuously ascend from low efficiency to higher and higher efficiency, and from general thinking to innovative thinking, so that students can acquire better learning abilities, so as to achieve lifelong learning and advanced self-development

cThe Transcultural Course (Straddling both Chinese and western culture): This course aims to help students to establish a good cultural awareness and a truly global view. It can make them wise, polite, benevolent, determined, trustful and knowledgeable through the learning of our own outstanding traditional culture as well as, enabling students to learn westernized cultural, values, behaviors and thinking patterns. By simultaneously comparing these two models, they can acquire critical thinking abilities and an enlightened capacity for judgment, which can lay a solid foundation for making them worldly talents on a global stage.

d) The Aesthetics of the Natural World Course: This is a practical course, which integrates the knowledge of the human being and the natural world. This course requires observation ability, writing proficiency, aesthetic appreciation, and lifelong learning skills. Students can learn to appreciate the natural beauty and experience nature’s and life’s brilliance, resilience and persistence through planting, observing, recording, experiencing and being inspired.

2) The Elective Courses: Elective Courses are for peripheral and enhanced educational learning, they provide a platform for students to build interest, to cultivate personality, and to enrich school life. The courses include student clubs, such as dancing, singing, drama, chess and specialty classes such as shadow boxing, calligraphy, Kung Fu, etc. Besides these, we also have extension classes in Chinese, higher mathematics, foreign language, and other expansion courses from the national curriculum.

3) The Inquiry Courses: Inquiry courses promote a student’s ability for discovering, researching and creativity. For example, these courses combine with the regional characteristics of Taicang City, and courses which are themed with Zheng He, (The most famous navigator in Ming Dynasty) and the maritime Silk Road.