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A New Model of Education in China
A New World School

Keystone Academy is an innovative and unique school in China and the world. It draws from Chinese, American, and global learning traditions and weaves them into a powerful bilingual education model. It is truly one of its kind in China.

  • About School
  • Executive Head of School
  • Our Mission
  • Schoolwide Strategic Action Plan
  • FAQ

About School

  • 1670
    Student population
  • 500
    Faculty members
  • 600
    Weekly co-curricular activities
  • 80340
    Library collections
  • 1:1
    Apple device to student ratio
  • 25
    Nationalities represented at Keystone

Welcome from Head of School

Emily McCarren

Executive Head of School

Thank you for your interest in Keystone Academy! We are delighted to share with you all that this amazing school has to offer. Since its founding in 2014, Keystone has rapidly developed a strong reputation for innovation and success in the global educational community for both its academic excellence and educational innovation.

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    Keystone Academy is a new model of education in China. It blends distinctive traditions in eastern, western, and global education, creating a new world school with a liberal arts program that is academically outstanding.

    Our keystones are:
    • Bilingual immersion in Chinese and English
    • Building character and community throughout our residential setting
    • Promoting Chinese culture and identity in a world context

    Compassion Justice Respect Wisdom Honesty

      All community members affirm our Five Traditional Virtues — Compassion, Justice, Respect, Wisdom, Honesty (Ren,Yi, Li, Zhi, Xin), and these core principles provide the foundation for our behavior and interactions. Each member of the Keystone Academy community — parents, students, teachers and support staff — is expected to act in ways that show respect, compassion and consideration for others, and to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all. In an atmosphere where safety, trust and belonging are our goals, we create a strong community partnership through a collective sense of values and traditions.


    Learn From the World, Learn For the World

      Our idea of a world school is one that brings the world in various ways to local people and communities. We think a deep sense of public purpose and learning to serve should be systemic in a world school. Students and teachers should learn all the time from the world, but at the same time they should be learning for the world. Above all, a world school should develop a positive instinct for difference, and a desire to learn from otherness. A world school’s goal should be to produce national and global citizens, comfortable in their local identity but also cosmopolitan and completely at ease with otherness. This is our ambition at Keystone Academy.



Keystone Academy 2019/2024

"Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu"

A person is a person because of people.

This plan, which began in 2019, expounds on the phased goals that Keystone is committed to achieving within five years. It also makes clear the long-term development strategy.