Founded in 1913, our school was chosen as a key middle school at provincial level in 1960. In 2000, it was appointed as a demonstration senior high school at state level and a national experimental school for curriculum and teaching research. In 2004, our school ranked among the first batch of four-star schools in Jiangsu Province.
Meicun Senior High School is located in Meicun Town, the birthplace of Wu Culture which is a most important branch of Chinese Civilisation. The town of Meicun is entitled "No.1 Ancient Town South of the Yangtze River" with buildings of ancient architectural styles and cultural relics around. Meicun Town also lies in Wuxi High-Tech Industrial Development Zone, which has attracted lots of worldwide famous foreign-capital enterprises and Sino-foreign joint ventures. The layout of Meicun Town is quite reasonable and the whole town looks beautiful and grand. The town has a population of more than 60,000, who are honest and diligent with great cordiality and hospitality. People all live a happy life here.
In the school, studies of traditional cultures and studies of modern science and technology are especially merged. On the one hand, the teachers and the students together try to do research on traditional cultures, such as, studying Lunyu—a Chinese traditional work by Confucius, great educator and philosopher in China, forming the School Chorus and forming the School Orchestra; on the other hand, the teachers and the students can attend a lot of activities closely related to their daily life. In this way, the student' ability of creativity and practice has been strengthened, which is well received by the students and their families.
The School has always laid stress upon the building-up of a contingent of high-quality teachers. Among those who once worked as teachers in the School was Qian Mu, a great master of Chinese national culture, Huang Yue-zhou, a linguist and many other noted scholars. Now, over seventy of the teachers here have acquired a senior title, more than fifty have acquired a first-class title; national model teachers, national outstanding teachers, provincial young or middle-aged experts with prominent contributions, and special-grade teachers number six; three rank among the first lot of well-known teachers of Wuxi City. There are two model workers of Wuxi City, twenty-two top teachers in subject teaching and forty-one expert teachers; there are two track-and-field sports referee at state level. There are fifty-six of our graduates who are acting as members, vice-chairmen or chairmen of various specialized societies of municipal, provincial or state levels. The school has two foreign teachers. It has engaged four academicians from the two Academies as consultants or instructors to the School's Youths' Academy of Sciences.
According to incomplete statistics, more than 400 graduates from the School have become famous specialists, scholars, scientists, academicians or government officials at ministerial or provincial levels. Our school ranks among the best in the Wuxi area in the aspects of the actual achievements made in the national college entrance examination and competitions of different kinds and levels. Famous Chinese universities including Nanjing University have come to praise our school as the "cradle of national outstanding persons of ability".
Our school is well equipped with teaching facilities. The staff at the first-line teaching post have been provided with notebook PCs. Every teacher's office desk has access to the broadband networks, while every classroom is fitted with multimedia equipment. The new campus of our school covers 21.73 hectares (=53.7 acres). It is elegant and dignified in harmony with graceful surroundings.
In order to give full play to its own advantages, ours, as a boarding school, has developed a colorful programme "New Horizon in Holiday", aimed at fostering the students' practical and creative power. Ours proves to be a school with which both the students and their parents are satisfied.
●Commended by Jiangsu Provincial People's Government
●A Civilized Unit in Jiangsu Province
●A State-level Demonstration Senior High School
●An Advanced School in Jiangsu Province in Moral Education
●A Sample School in Jiangsu Province in Modern Education Technology
●An Experimental Base of Jiangsu Province for Computer Multimedia
●A School in Jiangsu Province Characterized by Science and Technology Education for Youngsters
●An Advanced School in Jiangsu Province in Labour Skill Education
●An Advanced Unit in Jiangsu Province in carrying out "Regulations Concerning the Work with Physical Education and Helath Care in Schools"