Originally founded in 2001, the SMIC Private School was originally founded to serve families employed by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC), one of the most advanced semiconductor companies in China. Over the years, the school’s reputation grew along with enrollment demands as we expanded to include students from outside the company as well. Today, our teaching staff of over 200 (of whom almost half are foreigners) serves over 2000 students in grades K-12 in both English and Chinese tracks. SMIC is a highly academic international school-style division in a Chinese Private school. We offer an American-style curriculum (in English) based on US standards. We provide a phenomenally successful and diverse AP program (97% of our students score 3 or higher on average) and a unique Chinese language program that has fantastic student achievement results. Over the last three school years, 100% of our high school graduates have been accepted to internationally-based colleges and universities. This includes 33 of the top 100 elite institutions in the world such as Berkeley, UCLA, Princeton, Brown, New York University, Rice, University College London, McGill, and Johns Hopkins. We're not only about academics, though, as we have many extra-curricular program options as well including 7 different award-winning sports programs and 21 after-school clubs for students to join. Whether SMIC Private School students pursue academics, sports, or other extra-curricular activities, our staff and active school community encourages their efforts to aim for excellence, while retaining a sense of honor, community and joy.