Current G5-11

  • English Programs

    English Immersion Program

    The English Immersion Program is regarded as the most exemplary "Keystone" program and has consistently received recognition from parents. The primary reason for this is the unwavering commitment of Keystone teachers, who oversee every aspect of the project, including teacher selection, project design, and operational management.

    The English Immersion Program comprises three significant domains: humanities, sciences and performing arts. Each of these areas has been meticulously crafted by experienced teachers at Keystone. In order to promote the concept of "learning while playing" during the summer, teachers have put in a great deal of effort to come up with innovative ideas in their fields of expertise.Here, children will engage in thematic discussions under the guidance of teachers to broaden their thinking and cognition. and try various interesting experiments to sum up their own "truth". Here, children will understand the importance and performance skills of self-presentation in their performances.

    In addition to classroom exploration with teachers and students, we will also venture beyond campus to uncover the wealth of knowledge and wisdom that surrounds us. This approach will be tailored to meet the needs of teaching and activities and will provide students with a rich and diverse learning experience. Additionally, every afternoon, students will have the opportunity to enjoy one and a half hours of unrestricted playtime on the playground, where they can explore a variety of sports activities and work up a sweat. It is hoped that children can try more, make new friends, learn new things, and try different types of sports activities in the three weeks. 

    When is the program?  

    July 10 to July 28, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM-3:20PM

    Whom does the program serve? 

    Current G5-7 

    Creative Writing

    Learn the art and craft of creative writing this summer.  This 3-week course will involve reading well known short stories and using them as a guide for creative writing.  Creative writing is a form of artistic expression.   While the painter uses canvas and the sculptor uses clay, the writer uses pen and paper – or computer and keyboard in today's world.    This course is designed to teach you the tools and mechanics of creative writing.  It doesn't matter if you're already writing or if you want to learn more about it so you can start.    This course teaches you the basics that you need to know and gives you the skill sets you need to start creating your written works of art. There are fifteen comprehensive lessons in this course. This course is the perfect introduction to creative writing.   It will teach even the newest writers how to successfully take their ideas and put them onto paper.   Even if you've never written anything before, this course will get you started – and you'll be amazed at how well you can actually do once you've finished.

    When is the program? 

     July 10 to July 28, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM-3:20PM

    Whom does the program serve? 

    Current G6-8

    Visual Literacy 101

    In our fast-paced world of internet and online connections, visual literacy has become most important; being able to analyse written and visual text, see how the image & sound complement the text, understand how certain authorial choices impact on the audience have become very useful skills both for your studies but also for making you an informed, critical audience. 

    In this course, we will have the chance to discuss a variety of texts, from posters to video clips, from graphic novels to blogs, photos and advertisement. We will also create our own visual texts and see how they affect our peers! Learning, analysing and then creating will offer you the chance to develop your visual lieracy and be better communicators!

    When is the program?

    July 10 to July 21, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM-3:20PM

    Whom does the program serve?

    Current G8-10 (G6-7 students with strong English language skill can also apply)

  • Bilingual Programs

    Special Agents Squad (STEAM project)

    This course is an interdisciplinary project integrating physics, mathematics, sports and health, food, art, games, technology, and engineering, aiming to enable students to build a solid knowledge base and increase their interest in science, technology, and mathematics; strengthen their ability to synthesize and apply knowledge and skills; develop their creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving skills.

    The content mainly covers the following topics: 1 Ballistic analysis and Angry Birds; 2 The suspect(thermal imaging & Thermal tracking); 3 Dual identity (tuner and cryptographer/ special agent); 4 Dharma Crossed the river on a reed(Chinese Kungfu); 5 Death Elevator; 6 Tasty Science; 7 Design Your Own Virtual Reality Device, etc.

    The course is suitable for children who have some mathematical and scientific foundation and like the experimental design; some topics may involve more complex theories, formulas, experiments, and engineering design.

    When is the program?  

    July 10 to July 28, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM-11:30AM(G9-10);12:30PM-3:30PM(G7-8)

    Whom does the program serve? 

    Current G7-10 

    Research Basics for STEMS

    Scientific research experience holds immense significance in undergraduate applications to both UK and US universities. With the advent of the new era of artificial intelligence (AI) spearheaded by OpenAI and ChatGPT, the use of AI technology in processing and analyzing data will be an integral part of research across all STEM disciplines and everyday work of almost all fields in industry. In light of this emerging trend, this course teaches students how to use Python to process various types of data, and build AI models to solve problems in other fields such as emotion classification in psychology. Additionally, the instructors will lead students to read several papers in economics and psychology, demonstrating to students how AI techniques are applied in those papers. One of the unique values of this course is to highly condense the following three critical areas into a rigorous 10-day course: Python basics in data processing, the foundations of artificial intelligence, and the typical methodology and practice of conducting scientific research. After completing this course, students will have the basic ability to continue learning other research-oriented courses such as EPQ and US summer research programs. 

    When is the program? 

     July 10 to July 21, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM-11:30AM; 12:30PM-3:30PM

    Whom does the program serve? 

    Current G7-10

  • Chinese Programs

    Literature Playhouse

    My Name is Red, a novel that won almost every major literary award in the world, was written by Turkish writer and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, who was recognized as a master in the global literary community because of it. The novel tells the story of Black, a young man who returned to his hometown of Istanbul at the end of the 16th century after being away from home for 12 years. During his homecoming, Black found his love but was also entangled in a murder mystery.

    This episode of Literature Playhouse sets different themes around My Name is Red. Students will be guided to read the text carefully, solve the “murder” case systematically, and explore the ancient Ottoman art history behind the issue and the conflicts between people with different beliefs and cultural backgrounds.

    During the episode, students will be taught about Pamuk’s unique upbringing and stories of writing. Through this knowledge, students will learn the novel’s unique narrative structure and rich thematic content through inquiry reading and discussion, improvisational drama, Literature Playhouse debate, creative writing exercise, and more. Through extended reading and discussion of Pamuk’s other works, students will feel the hüzün (lit. “melancholy”) in Turkish culture and think about the development trend of human civilization and the complex stance and situation of national culture in globalization.

    At the end of the episode, every student will be required to write a theme essay under the guidance of an instructor and share it with the class.

    When is the program?  

    July 17 to July 21, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM-3:20PM

    Whom does the program serve? 

    Current G6-11

     "Humming in a Low Voice"—Detailed reading of classic literary works 

    Building on the conventional curriculum, the course is tailored to middle school students and lasts for 10 days. It aims to cultivate students’ ability to peruse, and preliminarily discuss the relationship among multiple texts, and even attempt to come up with some critical answers. 

    Day 1&2“荒诞的可信”——《聊斋志异》与《安徒生童话》

    Day 3&4“最后一片叶子”——《儒林外史》与《最后一片叶子》(欧·亨利)

    Day 5 “无望的希望”——《铸剑》(鲁迅)与《月光斩》(莫言)

    Day 6 “生活有些方面极其伟大,有些方面又极其平凡。”——《边城》(沈从文 著,小说)与《边城》(凌子风拍摄,电影)

    Day 7 “江上清风,山间明月”——《春江花月夜》与《赤壁赋》

    Day 8 “大风起兮云飞扬”——《史记·项羽本纪》与《史记·高祖本纪》

    Day 9 “人生长恨水长东”——《蒹葭》《相见欢·林花谢了春红》与《再别康桥》

    Day 10 “人间有味是清欢”——《撒哈拉的故事》与《阿勒泰的角落》 

    When is the program? 

     July 10 to July 21, Monday to Friday, 8:30AM-11:30AM

    Whom does the program serve? 

    Current G6-8

    Multimedia Text Reading

    This project is designed for students going to join DP and take the language and literature course. Its primary goal is to expand students' perspective on studying and reading language texts, enhance their abilities to comprehend, analyze, and evaluate language texts, and prepare them for the DP curriculum.

    Multimedia text appreciation is divided into five modules, including advertisements (public welfare + commerce), documentaries, films, TV dramas, photos, posters, cartoons, interviews, speeches, blogs, official account articles, magazine articles and papers. 

    Part 1    Advertisements (public welfare + commerce), Documentaries.

    Part 2    Films, TV dramas.

    Part 3    Photos, Posters, Cartoons.

    Part 4    Interviews, Speeches.

    Part 5    Blogs, Official account articles, Magazine articles and Papers. 

    When is the program? 

     July 10 to July 21, Monday to Friday, 12:30PM-3:30PM

    Whom does the program serve? 

    Current G9-10

    Magic Beijing City

    We live in the city of Beijing. In this seemingly familiar city, there are many wonders. For example, why say "Beijing is a floating city"? Where is the Grand Canal in Beijing? What ceremonial order does the design of the central axis of the city reflect? What about the feng shui of the main buildings in the city? How does the design of Beijing City shape people's daily life and character?

    Welcome to the "Magic Beijing City" project! This exciting initiative will focus on the Grand Canal, the central axis, and the historic sites along it, in order to explore the enchanting essence of Beijing City. Through inquiry-based learning, we will compare and analyze the history, geography, and culture of Beijing with those of other famous cities around the world. This will help us to connect China with the world and cultivate a love for Chinese culture from a global perspective. Moreover, we will engage in a variety of activities, such as drawing a map of Beijing City, writing articles for the official account, designing a travel manual for the city, and using scientific and technological means to create an ideal city. These activities will help us to develop communication and cooperation skills, improve our critical thinking abilities, and showcase our aesthetic views and ideas about urban planning. Join us on this exciting journey to discover the unknown Beijing and uncover the magic of this incredible city! Students will have the opportunity to visit the clock and drum tower located on the central axis of Beijing, where they will be able to witness the enchanting and captivating essence of this magnificent city. 

    When is the program?  

    July 10 to July 14; July 17 to July 21; July 24 to July 28

    5 full days program; 8:30-3:20

    Whom does the program serve? 

    Current G7-9

    Four Seasons of Music

    Do you like the passionate alternation, deep, and crooning of symphonic music? Or do you like the highbrow song with the lingering sound of Chinese music? Or the improvisation and swing of jazz music? Or the vigorous and emotional appeal of pop music? This summer, welcome to the unique musical world of Key Stone. At Key Stone, the music goes beyond playing musical instruments and singing. It is a blending of literature, poetry, art, and creativity, and unity and cooperation among children. Here, we immerse ourselves in diverse styles of music and fuse it with poetry, inspired by the changing seasons. We will also have the opportunity to visit renowned musicians in person, engaging with them in discussions about the beauty of music and learning from their expertise.

    The course contents involved in this project include:

    • Harmonic ear training

    • Music theory·Music performance/singing

    • Small chamber music cooperation

    • Music creation

    • One on one with master.

    When is the program?  

    July17 to July 21  8:30AM-3:20PM

    Whom does the program serve? 

    Current G5-7