Qingdao Academy offers approximately 600 compulsory and optional courses for students in Grade 1 to 12. The school has also set up different levels for each course, such as standard level, higher level and honors levels for each course, to meet the academic requirements of different students.


National Curriculum


Qingdao Academy offers Chinese National Curriculum to support students who are willing to go to universities in China in the future. The school has a strong and professional faculty to develop the curriculum based on the national common core standards, furnishing elementary course, honors course, advanced placement course and aid course to meet the students’ personalized and diversified learning needs.

The school aims to become a grand museum with abundant resources of both natural science and liberal arts. At Qingdao Academy, students can choose the most suitable courses and levels matching their current ability. In the meanwhile, they are free to explore their interests and talents in dozens of specialized courses in arts, sports, and general technology. With varied courses, various extracurricular activities and diverse learning opportunities, the students will have a balanced development of their mind, body and character.


IBDP Curriculum

Qingdao Academy is a candidate school* for the Diploma Programme. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students.

Qingdao Academy will provide IBDP course for students planning to study abroad (Qingdao Academy is an IBDP candidate school).  International Baccalaureate Organization(IBO) is an international not-for-profit educational foundation who is registered and recognized by the UNESCO in 1968. The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) is an assessed programme for students aged 16 to 19, aiming to foster students’ development of academic knowledge, understanding and skills while supporting personal growth towards being an independent learner and ready for the next step after graduation. Qingdao Academy devotes to helping students to become life-long learners as well as global citizen through this academically designed, challenging and balanced educational program.

 The DP organizes teaching and learning through six subject groups, underpinned by the DP core (Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay, and CAS (Creativity, Action and Service). After negotiation with Counsellor and IB Coordinator, students should choose three High Level courses and three Standard Level courses. Besides six academic courses, students should also learn Theory of Knowledge, finish Extended Essay as well as actively participate in Creativity, Activity, Service programme. IBDP’s core components and special evaluation criteria make it a program of very high academic standards, which is respected by universities across the globe.

 Students who successfully accomplish all the courses and requirements of IB will get the Diploma. The IB Diploma enables students to apply for over 2000 universities of the world, such as Harvard University, Yale University, Oxford Universities, Cambridge University and so on. Moreover, outstanding IB students may also get credit deduction, receive special scholarship, or even directly skip to study sophomore courses.

 Qingdao Academy is right now an IB candidate school who will soon have the verification visit. The school will offer the following subjects in the program:


Group 1: Studies in Language and Literature

Chinese A: Language and Literature SL/HL

Group 4: Sciences

Biology SL/HL

Physics SL/HL

Chemistry SL/HL

Group 2: Language Acquisition

English B HL

Group 5:

Mathematics: Analysis and approaches

Mathematics: Applications and interpretations

Group 3: Individuals and Societies

Economics SL/HL

Group 6: The Arts

Music SL


* Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted.

For further information about the IB and its programmes visit it http://www.ibo.org..