In 1919, the Hwa Chong Institution (referred to as "Hwa Chong") was established in Singapore by Mr. Tan Kah Kee, a famous patriotic overseas Chinese leader and former vice chairman of the NCCPCC. At that time, Hwa Chong was the first Chinese middle school in Singapore. Notably, 56 President's Scholars and 60 world champions have studied herein over 100 years afterwards, which makes Hwa Chong known as the "Eton of the East." Moreover, in terms of the number of students coming from overseas and admitted into Oxford and Cambridge, Hwa Chong is honored to be ranked in the first place.
With the development and growth of Hwa Chong, the Hwa Chong Family of Schools also gradually came into being. In 2005, with the support of the Singapore Ministry of Education and Economic Development Bureau, Hwa Chong International School was established as the second member of the Hwa Chong Family.
In 2021, thanks to the Sino-Singapore national cooperation, the Kah Kee spirit crossed the ocean and sowed new seeds in the Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City. Here SCA in Guangzhou, as an affiliate to Hwa Chong Family of Schools, took on the mantle of Mr. Tan Kah Kee and has been determined to influence the world with its Asian advocates together with the Hwa Chong Family in Singapore.
SCA is an Affiliate to Hwa Chong Family of Schools. Based on Singapore's top educational resources, SCA focuses on bilingual and bicultural education, committed to "nurturing pillars of the world and pioneers of tomorrow." SCA adopts a 12-year international education with primary, junior high and international high school curriculums. It can accommodate 3,000 students and accepts students of school age in the Greater Bay Area as well as around the world.
With a total investment of more than 1 billion yuan, the school buildings cover a wide area of 70,000 square meters with a construction area of more than 100,000 square meters. Its buildings were designed by DP Architects, a well-known architect practice in Singapore, and its landscape by Guangzhou Design Institute, creating a world-class teaching environment for students.
Facilities on campus include: natural turfs, a national first-class standard football field, an athletics field, a heated indoor swimming pool, a music room, a theater, an art museum, a multi-purpose hall, a science laboratory, a learning centre, restaurants, gyms, cafes and other facilities that can be found in top international schools, to provide the students with a comfortable and enjoyable learning environment.
The mission of the school is to nurture pillars of the world and pioneers of tomorrow. To do that, educators in SCA are committed to the following belief statements:
We care for students by:
· Guiding them to find their own meaning and purpose in life;
· Encouraging them to persevere through setbacks;
· Educating them to make ethical decisions.
We enable students:
· To be self-directed and passionate life-long learners seeking personal excellence;
· To develop as entrepreneurial problem-solvers who connect with and contribute to the larger community.
SCA School's motto is 自强不息, which means"Continual Pursuit of Excellence".The school stakeholders understand that the motto encompasses two important core values of Innovation and Excellence. Together with three other core values, namely Integrity, Humility and Win-Win, the school is determined to develop its students into young men and ladies with the following IB Learner profiles: