The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Company is tying up with education services provider GEMS Education to co-develop a S$30 million international school in Tianjin, China.
This will be GEMS’ first flagship greenfield international school in China. The GEMS World Academy Tianjin will be located near the commercial centre of the Tianjin Eco-City’s start-up area.
It will open its halls in 2011 to more than 2,000 foreign students, ranging from preschool to high school levels. The school aims to be a premium world-class learning facility and will deliver the International Baccalaureate programme.
In line with the Tianjin Eco-City’s target to achieve 100 per cent green buildings, the school’s campus is projected to be one of the most sustainable schools in the world.
It will feature fully integrated curriculum on sustainable development, with students learning first hand through the eco-features of their own school premises.
GEMS, said to be the world’s largest Kindergarten-to-Grade-12 education company, has a 50-year track record as a quality operator of international schools.
The Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Company is the master developer for the Tianjin Eco-City. It is a 50-50 joint venture between a Chinese consortium, led by Tianjin TEDA Investment Holding Company, and a Singapore consortium, led by Keppel Group.
Keppel Corp said this announcement is not expected to have material impact on its assets and earnings for the current financial year.
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 6 Nov 2009