Thanks for Visiting Us
A big thank-you to all the families who dropped by the Innova Academy booth this weekend at the Beijing International Schools Expo, organized by beijingkids and jingkids.
It was a great pleasure to meet so many families and share our plans to open what will undoubtedly be a truly remarkable new school in the rapidly developing Yizhuang township, Daxing District.
Innnova Academy has an exciting vision for education – to provide outstanding an international education with a focus on 21st century skills that provides young people with fluency in the world’s two most important languages (English and Chinese), a pathway to entrance to the best universities around the world, the skills to adapt in the ‘Age of Innovation’ and the qualities of leadership, responsibility and service that are the foundation of character development.
Our founding Executive Director, John McBryde is well known as an innovative and dynamic educator in China and internationally. John first came to Beijing in 1998, as the head of the prestigious Western Academy of Beijing, where he served until 2007. He has made many contributions to education in China, serving as a consultant to the Ministry of Education and the Chair of the Association of Mongolia and China International Schools. In 2016 he was recognized by Chaoyang District for his services. John is excited to be putting together a very experienced leadership and teaching team describing it as ‘the best of the best’, including many old friends from schools in China and the around the region.
Karen O’Connell, who worked with John as Deputy Director at WAB and is now at United World College in Singapore, will join the team in August to take up the position of Head of School.