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Mission:

 

SSBS is committed to preparing students for a successful future in an increasingly globalized society through an integrated Chinese and international-style curriculum. In addition to challenging students through academic rigor, SSBS seeks to facilitate personal development and growth and encourages all students to meet their full potential in all aspects of school and life. SSBS provides students with the resources and support necessary to become healthy, capable members of society prepared to excel in the 21st century international arena.

 

Vision:

 

SSBS hopes for its students to use the tools they have acquired as students to thrive in an international world. It equips students with English proficiency in the hopes that bilingualism will open the doors to impact the world through future pursuits. The flexibility of its curriculum, which allows students to tailor their studies according to their own potential and interests, will inspire its students to continue to pursue their passions and interests throughout their future lives. The Administration hopes that its students will draw upon the personal development and confidence gained through the sense of community and faculty support at Star-River to shape the world both at home and abroad.

 

Basis of Principles:

 

Core Aim

At our core, SSBS strives to help students develop a Chinese identity with a global perspective.

 

Balanced Environment

SSBS achieves its core value and promotes student development both inside and outside the classroom through a balance of academic coursework and practical experience.

 

Student Development Goals

After receiving a Star-River education, we expect our graduates to be astute, studious, virtuous, and promising individuals with a wide range of experiences in which these qualities have been fostered and developed. 

Astute

Our students will:

•       Be able to survey a situation and ascertain the relevant pieces of information to act upon

•       Be able to empathize with others in various situations in order to move forward with the best course of action

Studious

Our students will:

•       Pursue academics with rigor and passion

•       Excel academically in scholarly fields

•       Demonstrate acute study skills, thus preparing for college and career

Virtuous

Our students will:

•       Display good manners and etiquette in all situations

•       Represent themselves and the school with mannerism

•       Maintain a high standard of ethic and moral values

Promising

Our students will:

•       Cultivate individual potential in areas both in the academic and extracurricular spheres

•       Explore talents and areas of interest for personal development

•       Foster social bonds and teamwork skills with peers and mentors