Suzhou City Caoqiao School Profile
On 23rd March 2010, Suzhou City Hall discussed the Municipal Education Bureau’s Junior Middle School Layout Adjustment Programme. Suzhou Caoqiao Middle School relocated to Suzhou Huqiu Experimental Middle School’s campus. After the relocation to Suzhou Huqiu Experimental School, it became known as Suzhou Caoqiao Middle School.
Suzhou Caoqiao Middle School can be summarised as “An academy for two centuries, Caoqiao for one century”. The school, which originated from Suzhou Zhengyi Academy opened in 1805, was officially founded in 1907. It was known as No.1 Suzhou Public School. As there was a bridge named “Caoqiao” in front of the school, people called it “Caoqiao Middle School” at that time. From then on the name “Caoqiao” was passed on from generation to generation.
Hundreds of renowned educators and alumni graduated from Caoqiao Middle School: Jin Songcen, master of national literature; Ye Chucang, the famous poet; Lv Shuxiang, the famous linguist; the educator Ye Shengtao; the historian Gu Jiegang; master of literature Gu Tinglong; and the writer Lu Wenfu. Among them 21 alumni became academics.
Since its foundation, Suzhou Caoqiao Middle School has changed its name several times as it combined with different schools. But although the school experienced the hardships of life, it managed to maintain its long-running tradition and excellent teaching style. The present Suzhou Caoqiao Middle School originated from Suzhou Caoqiao Experimental School, founded in 2000. The school has a high quality team of teachers with their own individual styles, and its own distinguished educational philosophy rooted in providing first-class education. The former Suzhou Huqiu Experimental School built in 2002 had a beautiful campus environment, and advanced teaching facilities. The school was established to provide high quality educational resources and a superior educational atmosphere whilst adhering to the philosophy of full educational development.
The new Suzhou Caoqiao Middle School has traced its long school history and pursued the tradition of excellent teaching. The combining of the original Suzhou Caoqiao Experimental School and Huqiu Experimental School, along with its outstanding teachers, quality educational resources, advanced teaching facilities, and the continuation of first-class education has made Caoqiao Middle School into a famous brand in education in Pingjiang New District.