Suzhou North America High School: Connecting to the Future is funded by the Wuzhong Group in partnership with Jiangsu Province Educational Excellence Foundation. The new school is intended to educate students who plan to enroll in top U.S. universities with a curriculum that incorporates creative thinking and problem-solving skills that the American education system emphasizes but is not a widespread practice in China.
Approached to be a creative partner on the project, Dr. Spires and her team helped design the school, including a rigorous and global curriculum, dynamic pedagogies, emerging technologies and collaborative learning spaces. She now serves as their honorary principal. The Friday Institute facilitates a partnership between additional global partners, including Wake STEM Early College High School and other innovative schools.