The Affiliated High School to Hangzhou Normal University

Fairmont Partner School Since April 2010

Ministry of Education Approval: October 2011

Established in 1969, the Affiliated High School to Hangzhou Normal University (AHSHNU) educates more than 2400 students in grades 10-12. Headed by a visionary leader, Principal Ren, the school is globally minded and endeavors to provide students with the 21st century skills they will need. The Joint Diploma Program opened in fall 2012, with highly-motivated students and with well-qualified teachers and leadership. The mission of AHSHNU is to be “a quality school which builds upon the student’s foundation and focuses on the development of poise, clarity, and love of learning.”


5 Zhenghua Road, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, 310030 PRC

Home to 8.7 million residents and capital of the Zheijiang Province, Hangzhou is a city known for its scenic charms, for its prized longjing tea, and for its long history of creating beautiful silk.



Spend this winter learning and traveling in California.


  • The new school year kicked off on Sept 8th, 2015. Teachers as well as students enjoyed many activities to introduce themselves or to tell stories of summer adventures. 

  • Parents day Friday Oct. 16th, 2015. Teachers, parents and students will have the opportunity to mingle and see the early productivity that has taken over the campus.

  • English Corner is catching on.  The International Division of the Affiliated High School to Hangzhou Normal University opened it's weekly English corner and has grown with an open invitation to the other divisions within the campus.

  • More exams - students are diligently preparing to complete their HUIKAO exams this weekend  - November 29th - November 2, 2015 

  • Plans are well underway for a scaringly good time during the Halloween Day celebrations - boo!

  • Students are currently preparing and writing TOEFL and SAT Exams over the next month

Student Profile

Fu, Zheng

Zheng is the Vice President of Class 1B in the international division and a stand-out member of the associated student body.

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Teacher Profile

Stephen Monahan

Stephen is currently the senior teacher within The Affiliated High School to Hangzhou Normal University.  At present, Stephen has been teaching at the school for three years while being in China for a total of 8 years now.

Originally from Troy, New York in the United States, Stephen graduated from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island in 2008.  He majored in History with a minor in German.  Stephen has also obtained his TOEFL certificate.  At school, Stephen is teaching US History at the AP level.

Stephen is currently pursuing his Masters in International education.  While not working on his teaching and studies, Stephen enjoys spending time with his family including his new 1 year old son and watching Sci-Fi movies.   

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