NAIS ranks 59th in the 2020 China International School Competitiveness Ranking released by KingLead. NAIS also ranked in the top 10 for Shanghai private schools, NAIS is the only school in the top 10 established within the last five years.
2020 China International School Competitiveness Ranking
Here at NAIS, we value our holistic education, but I want to talk to you a little bit about our massive number of accreditations, probably one of the highest in China. Not only are we acredited by some of the usual bodies, like Cambridge University, Oxford University, and also Pearson Edexcel, but we're also acredited by the British Council who'll hold exams here. We're also acredited by the College Board, which means that our students have got their own codes when taking the AP examinations. We are also a Duke of Edinburgh International award center, which means that our holistic education has been accredited by the UK establishment.
We're also, and this is the big one: We're also a Cognia school, but we're not just any Cognia school, we're one of the best. Now Cognia accreditation is quite rare in China. There are only about 80 of these schools in China, and of all these 80 schools only about ten that are actually able to accept Chinese passport holders.
So, of these ten, we think we've got the highest score, I certainly haven't heard of anyone else saying that they have higher, where our school is 348. Which for a school that is as new as ours is quite exceptional. For school with a 3-year history.
Talking about a 3-year history: We send students already to the world's Top 50 universities. This is something that we did last year and something we're repeating this year. Please have a look at our WeChat account or our website for the latest offers which are rolling in every day right now. It's a wonderful season for the university office. I'm very, very happy.
We also have amazingly highly qualified staff, all of our staff have accreditation from the world's best universities. I myself hold four different qualifications from UK universities.
Our site here we have 35 acres. On our site, we have two running tracks and football fields. We have a park with its own little golf course. We have an 800-seat theater in our performing arts venue which has fencing and drama attached to it. We have a massive gym of double basketball courts where we can hold six simultaneous badminton games on the six badminton courts inside and with indoor seating as well. It's a really huge campus and very, very beautiful. Come and visit us.
In addition, we are only 10 minutes away from the Hongqiao Hub, airport and railway station here in Shanghai. And so with our three boarding houses we are able to welcome students from all over China and we are interested in students from all over China coming to visit us here.
Have a wonderful conference. It is very good to meet you.