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Huafu International Department (HFI) was founded in 2004, originally offering the International Foundation Year (IFY) program, accredited by the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), allowing matriculation to British and Australian universities.

In 2009, accredited by College Board, the International Department launched an Advanced Placement program, allowing students to matriculate to tertiary education in any country worldwide, though the majority of graduating students choose to study in universities in the US. AP school code: 694293.

In order to take advantage of the strengths of both the Chinese and Western education systems, HFI has integrated Chinese high school courses and AP courses. In grade 10, students take both pre-AP courses and approved Chinese high school courses. Courses in Chinese are highly rigorous, with some like mathematics being more advanced than the AP Calculus course that students take later. In grades 11 and 12, students follow an intensive AP curriculum.  An English course, either Standard or AP level, is required for all students each year. Students choose to study two to five AP courses per year from among the 20 AP courses currently offered. The largest group of AP courses currently offered is Social Science, with 7 courses, reflecting the school’s philosophy of developing students’ international outlook.

In HFI, there is an exceptional group of students who bring to campus outstanding achievements and extracurricular involvement, and who share their enthusiasm for the school. The students’ top grades have been consecutively witnessed in AP tests, SAT, and TOEFL. Also, students in AP program have been admitted to some of the most elite universities worldwide, including Columbia University, Princeton University, Yale University, Stanford University, University of Chicago, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, University of Sydney, University of Toronto, etc., Over 90% of our students are  admitted by the top-50 universities, 50% by top-30 universities and colleges and 20% by top-20 universities.

HFI believes that intellectual challenge, hard work, and the free exchange of ideas create a difference. It is a place of belonging, respect, and friendship, where diversity and fellowship reinforce each other. We believe, HFI is bound to make an impact in the whole country through the broad-based curriculum and the opportunities afforded.