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Students at HFI take part in an extensive curriculum that is strictly college preparatory in nature. HFI’s curriculum is based on an American curriculum and supplemented by traditional Chinese courses, with high quality teaching, testing standards and procedures. All courses in HFI are delivered by professionally-credentialed teachers, the majority of whom are native-English-speakers. In grade 10 the 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. In grades 11 and 12 students follow an intensive AP curriculum. English course, either Standard or AP Level, is required for all students each year. In order to expand course offerings beyond the AP curriculum, the school has added classes such as Drama, Philosophy, and Advanced Calculus, which is equivalent to a second year university calculus class.

Course Offerings

AP (Advanced Placement) Courses:

·       AP English Language and Composition

·       AP English Literature and Composition

·       AP United States History

·       AP European History

·       AP World History

·       AP Human Geography

·       AP Psychology

·       AP Macroeconomics

·       AP Microeconomics

·       AP Art History

·       AP Calculus AB

·       AP Calculus BC

·       AP Statistics

·       AP Computer Science A

·       AP Chemistry

·       AP Physics 2

·       AP Physics C: Mechanics

·       AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

·       AP Biology

·       AP Environmental Science

Advanced Courses:

Pre-AP English

English for Academic Purposes

Chinese Literature 10

Chinese Literature 11

Advanced Calculus

Advanced Calculus:Differential Equations



Mathematics in Chinese

Physics in Chinese

Chemistry in Chinese

Biology in Chinese

Other Regular Courses:

General English 10

General English 11

English 11

English 12



Creative Writing


Introduction to Drama


Physical Education

Geography in Chinese

Politics in Chinese