Keystone Academy

Keystone Academy is an innovative and unique school in China and the world. It draws from Chinese, American and International learning traditions and weaves them into a powerful bilingual education model. It is truly one-of-its kind in China. The curriculum is bilingual in the primary years with more intensive instruction in English through middle and high schools. We focus on inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, and creative problem solving in a rigorous intellectual environment.

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Keystone’s “Resilient Class of 2021” Receives Offers from Over 140 Prestigious Schools Worldwide

The Keystone Academy Class of 2021 has received offers from more than 140 leading colleges and universities across the world. Keystone’s fourth graduating cohort of 76 students, the largest since the school’s establishment, has weathered the challenges since the start of the coronavirus pandemic and is looking forward to the …

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Keystone Class of 2021 Celebrates Growth, Resilience, and Success Amid Pandemic Challenges

The Keystone Academy Class of 2021 is moving forward to the next stage of their academic journeys, celebrating their resilience, growth, and success in high school amid the pandemic. Head of School Malcolm McKenzie referred to the cohort’s unique graduation stole, whose golden fringe was derived from the hulless barley, …

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STEM-Powered Girls: Meet Keystone’s Young Leaders Who Challenge Gender Stereotypes

The field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) has gathered steam in recent decades, especially after the world entered the digital age. However, a huge gender gap in this area persists as women still account for “a small minority of the world’s researchers.” This imbalance often begins in education—the lack …

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I Was Brave, I Resisted, I Set Myself On Fire: A Dialogue On Nobel Literature Laureate Louise Gluck And Her Poetry

In October 2020, the Nobel Foundation awarded the prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature to US Poet Laureate Louise Gluck, recognizing her “unmistakable voice … [that] makes individual existence universal”. Her distinct voice has reverberated across the globe and been felt by millions in China, thanks to the extraordinary translation work …

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Meet Keystone Student Teams Who Designed Award-Winning Synthetic Biology Projects

Is it possible to biodegrade plastic bottles directly from a trash can? Or are you looking for a way to soothe your arthritic knees? Two Keystone Academy student teams might have the answer. Their designs were among the winning entries in this year’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition. This is …

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