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Welcome to Academic Leaders International

Let’s Learn Together!
一起学习!

 
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What is Academic Leaders International?

Combining an International Education with Pragmatic skills and Social Development

Academic Leaders International (ALI) is a U.S. non-profit founded with one purpose - to build an encompassing experience for internationally-focused students to grow, learn and create (socially and emotionally) within the English language and culture to compliment the great Chinese culture and language. 


Through our language arts programs and our partner schools' on-site programs and language arts programs, we help students improve their English language ability to be able to develop academically and personally to the highest level. We use our excess tuition money to fund scholarships for less fortunate students.

Discover the programs and community Academic Leaders International provides to each and every student.

 

ALI offers language arts & foreign study opportunities

 

What’s Coming Up in Chicago:

Chinese New Year 2022:
Chinese Chicago North Shore Winter Immersion Program

Have your child join top U.S. schoolchildren in class for a 2 week full school year program at Baker Demonstration School (Wilmette, IL USA).  Baker offers an exemplary progressive education, which cultivates an intrinsic motivation to learn, values differences, nurtures the whole person, and encourages courageous choices.  Baker students love to learn, they’re resilient when faced with adversity, and they’re comfortable expressing themselves creatively. These are the qualities that will help them grow into the next generation of passionate thinkers, inventors and change-makers. And it’s the very reason Baker graduates go on to excel academically at highly selective high schools and colleges.

 
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Baker Demonstration School

Baker Demonstration School is nationally recognized for excellence in progressive education. Founded in 1918, the school provides students with a well-rounded education that well prepares our graduates for high school – and life.  It is an education is one in which students learn by doing, rather than by being “talked at,” where they are challenged to think deeply, ask questions, and support their ideas rather than simply reciting “correct answers,” and where they don’t simply learn from a teacher—they learn with and from one another in a nurturing community.

Coming soon:

Summer 2022:
Northwestern University Center for Talent Development

The Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL, USA) is dedicated to helping gifted and talented students, age 4 through grade 12, reach full potential. CTD provides research-based assessment, advanced academic programs, and resources to enhance gifted education and guide students in developing their talents.

Center for Talent Development is proud of its history of serving the gifted community with both passion and excellence. Since 1982, CTD has evolved from a single focus on talent identification to a multi-faceted operation with four central goals: talent identification, talent development, research, and advocacy.

 
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Northwestern CTD - Live on Campus 2022

Many, many foreign students from all over the world come to Evanston, IL USA for residential-based programs providing challenging enrichment courses taught in a highly supportive environment. From early childhood through elementary, middle and high school, Center for Talent Development (CTD) gifted summer programs encourage gifted kids to explore academic areas of interest and connect with a community of peers.

Coming soon:

Summer 2022:
Lake Forest Academy Summer Program

Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest, IL USA) offers comprehensive 5 week summer program in English, Math and Fine Arts.  Program is for secondary school students ages 13-18. First established in 1979, the program will run its 43rd year in 2022.  

Classes are held for 4½ hours a day, four days a week, with an all school educational trip each Friday for our B-2 Visitor Visa and Visa Waiver Students, and for 4½ hours a day, five days a week for students who have have been accepted by LFA for the full year academic school year. There is study hall in the evening, and a variety of activities and trips after school and on the weekends.  Students live in air-conditioned dormitories on the LFA campus.

 
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Lake Forest Academy

Lake Forest Academy is located on a beautiful 150 acre campus of fields, woods, and lakes, thirty miles north of Chicago and only 20 miles from O'Hare International Airport.  LFA offers an exceptional, academically-oriented ESL program for boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 18. Students have a full day of classes and then activities and trips every afternoon and on the weekends.  LFA has a gymnasium, fitness center, indoor pool,indoor ice rink, outdoor basketball court, outdoor tennis courts, baseball fields, soccer fields, and much more. Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy Lake Forest and all that the Chicago area has to offer!

What’s Coming Up in Chicago:

Summer 2022:
Chinese Chicago North Shore Summer Immersion Program

Have your child join top U.S. schoolchildren in class for 4 week program.  Baker Demonstration School (Wilmette, IL USA) offers an exemplary progressive education, which cultivates an intrinsic motivation to learn, values differences, nurtures the whole person, and encourages courageous choices.  Baker Summer Discovery Camp is designed to spark the imagination and engage the intellect while offering an equally important dose of fun and physical activity.  Campers spend their mornings engaged in some of their favorite topics, including theatre, soccer, and nature adventures. Afternoons are filled with swimming, art, sports, and games. At the end of each day, campers go home excited to return for another day of discovery!


 
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Baker Demonstration School

Baker Demonstration School is nationally recognized for excellence in progressive education. Founded in 1918, the school provides students with a well-rounded education that well prepares our graduates for high school – and life.  It is an education is one in which students learn by doing, rather than by being “talked at,” where they are challenged to think deeply, ask questions, and support their ideas rather than simply reciting “correct answers,” and where they don’t simply learn from a teacher—they learn with and from one another in a nurturing community.

Fall 2022:  Roycemore School

Roycemore School (Evanston, IL USA) is a top private high school in Illinois and provides rigorous yet individualized class work, while also offering creative outlets to reinforce and tailor learning.  With programs that are top notch, students integrate the knowledge they gain in the classroom with differentiating, life-changing projects to experience the triumphs that come with putting academic excellence to work. 

Roycemore offers an NU Option program. NU Option is a unique dual enrollment program that Roycemore School offers to Upper School students. It allows those who qualify, to take classes at Northwestern University for college credit and at no additional tuition. Approximately 25% of Upper School students are able to take advantage of this program before graduation. Roycemore is the only independent school that can offer its students this opportunity.

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Northwestern University Option Program

NU Option is a unique dual enrollment program that Roycemore School offers Upper School students. It allows those who qualify, to take classes at Northwestern University for college credit and at no additional tuition.

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Roycemore School of Evanston

Founded in 1915, Roycemore School Corp. is an independent, nonsectarian, co-educational college preparatory school located in Evanston, Illinois serving students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12. The school's current enrollment is approximately 220 students.

 

Happening Online TBD:  Program preparation courses, ALI poetry club, ALI social studies club and ALI Book Club 

 
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Chinese Partner Institutions

Shanghai Foreign Service Company, International Training Center (Shanghai, China)

Shanghai Foreign Service (Group) Co. Ltd. provides human resource services. The Shanghai headquarters offers an International Training Center for foreign education opportunities for all ages. The Shanghai office and the 20 other offices in China offer other departments for business agencies, human resource management consulting, employee leasing, recruitment, staffing, payroll management, benefit administration, and other related services.

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Nova

(Shenzhen, China)

Nova is a successful English language and foreign study institution based in Shenzhen, China.  Nova has two (2) large schools (grades 1-9), 10 kindergartens, four (4) nursery schools, and two (2) training centers. Partnerships with schools in cities of Guangzhou, Zhanjiang, Shanghai, Suzhou, Ningbo and Wenzhou. 

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Chinese Partner Institutions

MommyDaddyMe

(Hong Kong, China)

MommyDaddyMe lays a foundation for a trusted online place for families. It prepares children for the future, facilities community learning and cultural exchanges; and encourages quality collaboration of children-to-children, parents-to-children and families-to-families.

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Academic Leaders International Staff

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Academic Leaders International always has its doors open. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions regarding our academics, events, students, staff or anything else.

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