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Hangzhou Foreign Languages School
Hangzhou Foreign Languages School (HFLS), Chinese: colloquially referred to as , or Hangwai), is a grade 7-12 public high school located in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China. Founded in 1964, HFLS is one of the country's first eight foreign language schools. Stipulated by the Ministry of Education, 20% of the students from each graduating class are exempted from the National Higher Education Entrance Examination and directly admitted into top Chinese universities.international school in hangzhou
In 1963, a shortage of qualified recruits for diplomatic service led the new Chinese government in Beijing to adopt new policies aimed at producing an institutional recruitment pool of talented students proficient in foreign languages through primary and secondary education. Hangzhou Foreign Languages School was thus established, together with seven other equivalent foreign language schools in the cities of Shanghai, Beijing, Changchun, Nanjing, Xi'an, Chongqing and Wuhan.
In 1964, the middle school division of the HFLS was located on the site of the Affiliated Middle School Attached to Hangzhou University, known today as Xuejun Middle School; whereas the primary school division was established, located on the campus of Zhejiang Infant Normal School. The latter half of the HFLS had to move around twice before 1966, when the two divisions of the HFLS merged into one single institution located on Zhejiang Infant Normal School's campus.
As Cultural Revolution began that same year, the HFLS stopped recruiting new students, and current students left the school after 1969, with students in primary school division being transferred to elementary schools nearby and all HFLS's middle school students joining the "Down to the Countryside Movement." The HFLS faculty, with the exception of English teachers, were all told to leave.
1964, junior section of HW borrowed canteen of Hangzhou University, using them as classrooms.
The school was able to recover and rejuvenate institutionally after the Cultural Revolution ended, and became a grades 7-12 high school. In 1991, the HFLS moved into a new campus on Academy Road. In September 2003, the school moved again into its brand new suburban campus on Liuhe Road, and as a result was able to drastically expand the size of its student body.
In January 2016, the HFLS moved to new campus on Liuhe Road, that was right next to the old campus. (This campus is currently used)
In January 2016, the HFLS relocated for another time to a new, smaller campus further to the west on Liuhe Road, after decisions were made to downsize the school and revoke many of its privileges in recruitment and admission that had been instrumental to its erstwhile success.