THE GARDEN STORY
Asingle spark can light the way...
In 1981 Mr.Shao Qinxiang dreamed of happy and prosperous life for the villagers of Huayuan(which means garden in Chinese)Village. Believing that economic development could light the way to better future,Mr.Shao set out during the period of reformation to lead the village into the 21st cen-tury.
Starting with a single candle factory in the market and textile factory in the village,the Garden Group has rebuilt the village through its decades long commitment to excellence,justice, openess and altruism towards the villagers. The Garden Group has expanded into construction, realestate,copp-er, pharmaceuticals,and tourism.
A hope fueled by candles also sparked a passion for learning and educatioin Huayuan Village.In 2013 the Garden Group signed a memo of undertan-ding to partner with the Zhejiang Normal University, investing nearly 700 million yuan founded on designing a modern Foreign Language School in Huayuan village, hoping that through training,the school could cultivate the social elit of new era and let more people achieve their deams.
Zhejiang Normal University Affiliated Dongyang Huayuan Foreign Language School is a newly founded private boarding school, featuring 15 years
of international education. The school is located in the beautiful Huayuan (Garden) Village of Zhejiang Province in the Yangtze River Delta. The school covers an area of 341 mu and the construction area is more than 130,000 square meters intotal. Zhejiang Normal University has supplied educational res-ources and facility design expertise to ensure that the Foreign Language School will be nationally renowned.
The school’s three distinct features are “small classsize, boarding school,and bilingual teaching.”Altogether there will be 90 classes,30 of which are the international classes with international education concept(from kindergarten to high school),and 60 for the domestic bilingual class(from kinde-rgarten to high school).The school aims to become a regional elite school with characterized teaching,high quality talents and positive social influe-nce.