We visited the Tsinghua University Affiliated High School in Beijing and met with the Principal. The school has three components: high school, middle school and a K-12 international school for the children of foreign nationals working in Beijing.
The school enjoys an excellent reputation with 100% of its graduates going on to university. To enrich the required national curriculum, the school offers an additional period of classes after the regular school day for which the students receive no credit.
Because of the competitive nature of schooling in China, where students must score high on a college entrance exam, the majority of students take advantage of the enrichment program.
To prove that it is just not about academics at Tsinghua HS, both the boys and girls basketball teams have won championships this year.