学校位于太仓市苏州中路200号，占地120亩,交通便捷，环境 优雅，一流的设备设施、舒适完备的住宿条件，为学生营造了温馨的家 外家的学习环境。学校在名校长的带领下，汇聚了一大批业务精湛，敬业善导、乐于奉 献的中外师资团队，实现与上海教育教学同步，共享优质资源,接轨国际先进教育。
The campus, located in Suzhou Middle Road, offers convenient transportation, an elegant environment, advanced facilities and comfortable student accommodations. It covers and area of 120 mu and offers a home away from home for all our students.Under the leadership of famous principals, the school boasts a large number of Chinese and foreign teachers with superb teaching skills, professional ethics and dedication to their students. This enables the school to develop alongside Shanghai educational environment, share excellent educational resources with our community and help students integrated with advanced international educational practices.
学校由中锐教育集团投资创办，中锐教育集团先后投资创办了苏州伊顿国际 学校、合肥世界外国语学校、太仓市华顿外国语学校等14所基础教育及职 业教育的特色院校，全国在校学生约15000人，是目前国内教育业务范围 最广，投资规模最大的教育集团之一。
Taicang Walton Foreign Language School is a private, full-residence bilingual school in Taicang. It was founded by Chiway Education International Service Co. Ltd. (CEIS), which has invested in 14 specialist schools, such as Etonhouse International School of Suzhou, Hefei World Foreign Language School and Taicang Walton Foreign Language School. CEIS has 15,000 students across the country. It is the largest independent investment group and is one of the most well-known domestic education businesses.
(一)国内部课程构架/domestic educational system：
National Curriculum: Based on the curriculum of Jiangsu Province, Walton Foreign Language School adapts it into its own features, so as to help students with laying a solid foundation based upon acquiring knowledge, integrated skill development, multifaceted learning techniques, tutoring for enrichment as well as learning exceptionalities, and education for well- rounded and multifaceted development.
2、学校课程（三大层次）/School Curriculum (Three levels)
1) Foundational curriculum: The foundational curriculum is based on the school's educational philosophy and training objectives, which are firmly entrenched in the foundation for students to become outstanding talents. The foundational curriculum consists of four courses which are taught throughout the elementary period, the junior high and the senior high period.
a) The Global Citizenship Training Course: this is a behavior-based course, which is not taught in the classroom, but throughout the whole process of student learning; This “course” aims to cultivate the student's temperament and noble spirit through education on etiquette, expression of oneself, manners, sentiment edification, spiritual and emotional guidance.
b) The Analytical Thinking Course: The ability to think is the foundation of all our abilities. Through special training, this course enables students to change their thinking from low level receptors to high level participants who continuously ascend from low efficiency to higher and higher efficiency, and from general thinking to innovative thinking, so that students can acquire better learning abilities, so as to achieve lifelong learning and advanced self-development
c）The Transcultural Course (Straddling both Chinese and western culture): This course aims to help students to establish a good cultural awareness and a truly global view. It can make them wise, polite, benevolent, determined, trustful and knowledgeable through the learning of our own outstanding traditional culture as well as, enabling students to learn westernized cultural, values, behaviors and thinking patterns. By simultaneously comparing these two models, they can acquire critical thinking abilities and an enlightened capacity for judgment, which can lay a solid foundation for making them worldly talents on a global stage.
d) The Aesthetics of the Natural World Course: This is a practical course, which integrates the knowledge of the human being and the natural world. This course requires observation ability, writing proficiency, aesthetic appreciation, and lifelong learning skills. Students can learn to appreciate the natural beauty and experience nature’s and life’s brilliance, resilience and persistence through planting, observing, recording, experiencing and being inspired.
2) The Elective Courses: Elective Courses are for peripheral and enhanced educational learning, they provide a platform for students to build interest, to cultivate personality, and to enrich school life. The courses include student clubs, such as dancing, singing, drama, chess and specialty classes such as shadow boxing, calligraphy, Kung Fu, etc. Besides these, we also have extension classes in Chinese, higher mathematics, foreign language, and other expansion courses from the national curriculum.
3) The Inquiry Courses: Inquiry courses promote a student’s ability for discovering, researching and creativity. For example, these courses combine with the regional characteristics of Taicang City, and courses which are themed with Zheng He, (The most famous navigator in Ming Dynasty) and the maritime Silk Road.
（二）国际部课程架构/International Education System
Senior High School Department resorts to the idea of “cultivating students with multiple level intelligence, and providing students with various ways of enrolling in Overseas Universities. The International Senior High Department adopts a four-year schooling program which goes from grades 9 - 12. Grade 9 employs the basic framework of a modified North American curriculum. Chinese, Math, English as Second Language (ESL), sociology, integrated courses, art, physical education and other basic courses as established in our course handbook. We also have Canadian University options, American University options and other preparatory courses in the curriculum. For Grade 11, students will choose relevant international and elective courses according to their own study plans such as; Canadian, American, British and other countries’ curriculum. At the same time, we are authorized IB-DP and A-Level school as well as a IB-PYP candidate school and we are working on the authorization of it in October, 2019.
1. 2+1 北美项目
The 2+1Canadian Program at Walton is a Sino-Canadian Project in high school that is jointly conducted by our school and an affiliated school district called Kamloops in Canada. After completing two years of learning (10th grade and 11th grade) and completing the required credits, the students will go straight to the public schools of Kamloops in the 12th grade. After students complete the credits required by the Canadian school, they will directly receive Canadian diplomas. In the end, students will apply directly to Canadian Universities with a Canadian high school diploma.
Walton Foreign Language school believes that the core of school education is the curriculum. The school curriculum ideology determines what students learn, how to learn, and why they learn. The Walton Foreign Language School changes the traditional school moral education and makes a clear distinction in the pedagogy of education. The whole campus is our students’ classroom for all the instructional time. All the school activities are part of the curriculum. They are constructed with a scientific and analytical concept of modern education and blend with a liberal arts curriculum system that realizes the importance of a “Holistic Education” that will be the foundation for our creation of Global Citizens.
As an official IB World School, our school has been authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) to offer the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at senior school level. We also work hard and expect to be authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) in October 2019. Our local and foreign staffs are working hard together to make our school a fully authorized IB PYP school. We are also cooperating with other schools offering the IB curriculum as we grow in the world of high-quality international education.
The Diploma Program is the earliest stage of the entire IB curriculum system(1968). This phase of the course is open to students between the ages of 16 and 19. The whole course lasts for two years, which is equivalent to China’s year 11 and 12 study. After completing the DP curriculum, students apply for university globally.
The entire curriculum is divided into six subject groups and three core courses. The subject groups include native language, acquired language, sociology, experimental science, mathematics, art and optional courses. Based on the study of these six subject group, students in IB-DP stage will master three core skills like TOK(Theory of Knowledge), EE(Extended Essay) and CAS(Creativity, Activity, Service).
CAIE,全称Cambridge Assessment International Examinations,是剑桥考试委员会旗下的三大考试委员会之一，成立于1858年。目前为全世界超过160个国家，超过10000所学校提供教育项目授权和教育考试服务。Primary, Secondary,IGCSE和A-Level等都是CAIE旗下的全球考试。
CAIE（Cambridge Assessment International Examinations)，one of the three examination committees of Cambridge Assessment founded in 1858, is now providing international education programs and qualifications for over 10,000 schools in more than 160 countries. CAIE involves global examinations like Primary, Secondary,IGCSE and A-Level.
Walton Foreign Language School has also implemented a new program that complements our IBDP (International Baccalaureate Diploma) program as well as the other curricula that are part of our educational structure. A-Level is a British high school curriculum and is widely recognized around the world, especially in English speaking countries like UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Inheriting the rigor of British education, A-Level is the best option for most students for its flexibility in both exam arrangement(twice a year) and subject options.