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As a high-end international education resource and service platform, the world's international school ranking evaluation, brand media, and technology education promoter, KingLead continues to conduct in-depth research and analysis of international schools in China. KingLead deeply excavates the characteristics of international schools, optimizes evaluation standards, accelerates industry upgrading, and promotes the cultivation of international innovative talents.
KingLead has established a systematic and diversified system for the evaluation of international schools, forming four major rankings from such dimensions as Brand, Innovation, Characteristics, and Competitiveness. The professionalism of this system has been recognized by many Chinese international school principals and teachers and has become an effective reference to choose international schools for the majority of parents, which is widely reported by well-known media in many countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, etc.
On January 18th 2022, the 2022 International School Innovation Competitiveness Top 100 is officially released by KingLead. This is the 4th year that KingLead has released China International Schools Ranking Series. It aims to discover a number of innovative international schools in China, which will promote the continuous upgrading of these international schools’ educational philosophy and the cultivation of international innovative talents.
The schools in China (except Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) that recruit the accompanying children (foreigners) of foreign personnel who are legally residing in the administrative regions of the provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government.
“KingLead 2022 International School Innovation Competitiveness Top 100” assessment is based on objective data and exclusive data of KingLead Research Department, combined with the evaluation opinions of experts in the field of international education from KingLead Research Department. The ranking evaluates the brand value of international schools from the aspects of certification, teachers, industry influence, and social influence through field research and quantitative evaluation.
2022 International School Innovation Competitiveness Top 100
The assessment includes four indicators: International Certification Competitiveness, Faculty Competitiveness, Social Influence, and Expert Evaluation. The evaluation indicators of KingLead 2022 International School Innovation Competitiveness Top 100 are as follows:
International Certification Competitiveness
International Certification contains two sub-indicators: Certification Institutions authorized by mainstream exam committees and Certification of mainstream international certification organizations.
1.1 Certification Institutions Authorized by Mainstream Exam Committees
If IB course has been certificated by IBO
If AP course has been certificated by College Board
If IGCSE/A-Level Course has been certificated by CIE
If IGCSE/A-Level Course has been certificated by AQA
1.2 Certification of Mainstream International Certification Organizations
Proportion of Foreign Faculties
Proportion of Highly Educated Faculties (With master’s degree or above)
KingLead 2022 China International School Innovation Competitiveness Top 100 is not only ranking the top 100 schools but also gives them rating as follows: the top 3 are rated as "5A", the 4-10 as "4A", the 11-30 as "3A", the 31-50 as "2A", and the 51-100 as "A".
According to the KingLead 2022 China International School Innovation Competitiveness Ranking, Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou are the top 3 cities in terms of the number of schools on the list, with more than 10 listed schools in each city. Between them, Shanghai ranks first with 18 listed schools, while Beijing has 12 listed schools, ranking second. Guangzhou is the 3rd place with 10 listed schools.
Shenzhen ranked as the 4th place with 8 listed schools in this year’s ranking. A total of 6 schools in Hangzhou are on the list, ranking fifth. Chengdu has 4 schools on the list, Suzhou has 3 schools on the list while Wuhan has 1 school on the list.