The Middle School Attached to Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang, China

About Us

Welcome to Our School

Welcome to The Middle School Attached to Hebei Normal University High School.  The Sino-Canadian International School of Nova Scotia. We provide an English language environment so our Chinese students will graduate with a Nova Scotia High School diploma along with their Chinese High School diploma.

Our program in Shijiazhuang, China has been in existence since 2011 and we are looking forward to celebrating the fourth group of graduates this summer.  Most of our graduates are attending post-secondary institutes in several countries with the highest percent studying at Canadian universities.   

Here at The Middle School Attached to Hebei Normal University the educators believe that offering a dynamic and meaningful educational program provides an exciting learning experience. Our students are intelligent, curious, respectful, and hardworking young adults.    

Along with our academic subjects we encourage our students to participate in celebrations and extra-curricular activities such as Halloween, Christmas, the Lantern Festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, sport’s day, theme day, and weekly club activities.     

Encouraging our young adults to excel in their academic studies and become life-long learners is the aim here at The Middle School Attached to Hebei Normal University.  Becoming responsible, caring, thoughtful global citizens who combine the best of our Nova Scotia education system with the best of the Chinese practices is our goal.

The Nova Scotia International Program

 An international school may be approved to offer the  Sino-Canadian Nova Scotia School program, giving their students the opportunity to graduate  with a Nova Scotia high school diploma and continue their studies at a  Canadian post-secondary institution.  

Some of the Sino-Canadian schools in the Nova Scotia program include:

  • The Middle School Attached to Hebei Normal University
  • Xingtai No. 1 High School
  • Tangshan No. 1 High School
  • Beijing No. 25 Middle School
  • Nanchang No. 2 High School

Our Vision

The Nova Scotia Public School Vision

The primary mandate of the public school system in Nova Scotia is to provide education programs and services for students to enable them to develop their potential and acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to contribute to a healthy society and a prosperous and sustainable economy.   

Fundamental changes are occurring in the world. The economy is becoming more diversified and is placing a greater emphasis on information-based enterprises, global competitiveness, and sustainable development. Society is becoming more diverse in family structure, language, culture, values, and perspectives. There is a growing awareness of global interdependence among peoples and nations. Nova Scotia’s future is becoming more reliant upon partnerships and collaboration.  

To function successfully in this changing environment, all children in Nova Scotia need a broad-based, quality education. Quality in education is demonstrated by the excellence of individual courses, programs, and shared experiences. Quality is also demonstrated by the diversity of educational experiences in which students are actively involved and by the extent to which individual student needs are met. 

The challenge of education is to offer a school experience that will provide students with opportunities to develop the understanding, skills, and attitudes necessary to become lifelong learners capable of identifying and solving problems and dealing effectively with change. Students need well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills, which include working collaboratively with others and developing leadership skills.   

Students need to be able to communicate clearly, competently, and confidently from a broad knowledge base to make thoughtful and responsible decisions. Achieving these educational goals will allow students to make connections between what they learn and how they live.   

Self-esteem is most effectively fostered by a learner-centered school environment that provides opportunities for all students to experience success from a variety of achievements. This success should enable learners to build confidence regarding their abilities and competencies and foster an image of themselves as persons of dignity and value who deserve respect. To this end, educational programs, services, and the teaching/learning environment must be sensitive to the culture and heritage of learners and must actively promote anti-racist principles.   

Our vision of an educated person is that of a competent, confident learner able to think critically and participate fully in a democratic society and in a lifetime of meaningful work. A sound education provided in partnership with the home and the community forms the basis for students to become healthy and caring persons, having a respect for self and others and a desire to contribute to society as productive citizens.   

A comprehensive education must offer a balanced program of studies that includes opportunities to explore the cultural, aesthetic, social, intellectual, physical, vocational, and moral aspects of society. All partners in education must work together to provide a stimulating and supportive environment to assist individuals in reaching their full potential.  


Faculty and Staff

The teachers here at The Middle School Attached to Hebei Normal University are highly qualified educators with under-graduate and graduate degrees in Education, Information Technology, Arts, Science, and Social Work.

They originate from a variety of countries and from prestigious universities such as St. Francis Xavier, Dalhousie, University of Cape Breton, University of New Brunswick, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Mount St. Vincent, University of Toronto, and York.   

Our teachers bring over 50 years of professional education experience to our school. We work as a professional team to develop and deliver lessons and activities that give our high school students 100% exposure in English in their academic and social settings.   

If you are interested in joining our team here at The Middle School Attached to Hebei Normal University please visit the contact us page for more information and request form. Our requirements are:

  • B.Ed. degree
  • Teaching qualification
  • Holding a Nova Scotia Teaching Certificate (or eligible)
  • Possess strong positive interpersonal attitude
  • Have the ability to adapt to living and working in China  

Our Students

Our student population consists of approximately 100 students in grades ten, eleven, and twelve. Their subjects include math, the sciences, English, and the Chinese courses.

The student population include boys and girls from Shijiazhunag, outlying areas, and students boarding here at our school.

Advantages to our students studying here in a relatively small boarding school are:

  • frequent one-to-one interaction with faculty and staff is possible
  • smaller class size
  • access to faculty and staff outside the classroom
  • a more intimate and personal atmosphere
  • a sense of ownership for students
  •  facilities and student quarters housed in close proximity 


Being a relatively new program we have had three graduation classes. Our alumni are currently attending renowned universities in Canada such as:

  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Saint Mary's University
  • Waterloo  University
  • Western  University
  • University of BC
  • McMaster  University
  • University of Toronto

Our graduates have also won awards under the Nova Scotia education system: 

  • The top two grade 11 students have received "The Lieutenant Governor's Award"
  • The top grade 12 students have received "The Governor General's Award" 

Living in China

Living in China can be exciting and stimulating, but it can also be confusing, frustrating, even overwhelming. Culture shock is a condition that affects even the experienced overseas resident. It’s a form of psychological stress experienced when familiar cues or patterns are no longer present. These cues include the many ways in which individuals orient themselves to the requirements of daily life.  

Most foreigners experience culture shock to some degree at some stage of living overseas. It is important to be familiar with the symptoms of culture shock. When the strain of adjusting to change is marked, a number of physical and emotional reactions are common.   

As may be true for many countries, one’s perception of China and the actual reality are very different. Although a communist country, China has the feel of being the developing economic giant that it is. The infrastructure of the country is good, virtually all imported goods are available and there are few restrictions on travel. The environment is safe and the people are friendly and warm. 

China has opened up to the world. Most people find visiting, living or working in China an exciting and enriching experience.  


Grade 10

English Language Courses

  • English as an Additional Language
  • English
  • Drama
  • Math
  • Science

Grade 11

English Language Courses

  • English
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Canadian History
  • World Geography

Grade 12

English Language Courses

  • English
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Global History
  • Economics
  • Biology

Course Outlines

All of our course outlines include:

  •  Course Overview
  • Resources
  • Assessment Tools
  • Weighting Scheme
  • Course Expectations
  • School Contact Information 

Daily Schedule

The daily class schedule proceeds in a five day cycle as follows:

  •   7:40-8:20 a.m. Period 1 
  • 8:30-9:10 a.m. Period 2 
  • 9:10-9:40 a.m. Fitness Break
  • 9:40-10:20 a.m. Period 3
  • 10:30-11:10 a.m. Period 4 
  • 11:20-12:00  p.m. Period 5 
  • 12:00 -2:10 p.m. Lunch and Rest Time 
  • 2:10-2:50 p.m. Period 6 
  • 3:00-3:40 p.m. Period 7   
  • 3:50-4:30 p.m. Period 8 
  • 4:40-5:20 p.m. Period 9  

Student Handbook

The student handbook contains useful information such as:

  • Graduation Requirements
  • School Regulations
  • Discipline Policy
  • Faculty/Staff/Student Roles
  • Faculty/Staff/Student/Expectations
  • Dress Code
  • Guidelines and Policies   

Contact Us

Request Information Form

Address - The Middle School Attached to Hebei Normal Univerersity

315 Zhongshan East Road
Hebei Province, 050011
People's Republic of China

Phone: +86 0311 89912900

Shijiazhuang Shi, Hebei, China