Monday, September 16, 2019

Success at the 2019 Dragon Boat Festival

Wesley participated in the 25th annual race on September 7, 2019. Chinese Department Chair Mr. Chung said, “The Dragon Boat Dress Down Day and the races on Saturday was a success. I could not have done it without your support. Also, I want to send a special thank you to my team members who demonstrated competitiveness, good fellowship and commitment from the beginning to the end. You are my super stars!!! Trammell, Spann, Jordan, Cainion, Drumgoole, Swing, Price, Douglas, Asha Jones, Haymore, Williams, Mitchem, Finney, Pruss, Aaron Jones, Cooley, Ung” Thank you to all who came out to support Wesley! For more pictures and videos, please click here.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Wesley Students study in China

The China Summer Program (CSP) is an exceptional opportunity for Wesley students to travel internationally and become fully immersed in Chinese language and culture. Our students studied, traveled, and learned throughout the country. Watch the highlight of the trip.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


ATLANTA, GA -- Four classmates since Kindergarten honored with prestigious GHP invitation. Isaiah Anderson, Bryce Johnson, David Lee and Ari Renai are all students in their junior year of high school; Isaiah at Stockbridge High School & the rest at Maynard Holbrook Jackson High School. All four of these young men are leaders in a variety of activities in their school as well as National Honor Society members. As rising six graders in 2013, all four attended a full immersion Mandarin study program at Nanjing University in the inaugural annual trip with Wesley International Academy.

Isaiah Anderson will be in the 2019 Engineering Program following in his interests and honors in the field of technology. He is a member of the National Technical Honors Society, National Society of High School Scholars, President of Technology Student Association, Technical Advisor of the Tiger Coding, Science Talent Search Nominee Club as well as member of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. He is a former attendee of the National Youth Leadership Forum engineering division. He sees his future as a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and to major in Mechatronics with the ultimate goal of integrating engineering technology with medicine to produce better medical treatments/solutions.

Bryce Johnson will study Mandarin Chinese at GHP this summer. He is a member of the Beta Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Bryce is an avid baseball player playing for both his high school team and the Ambassadors, where he also mentors middle school players. Last summer, Bryce was selected to participate in the TAG-Ed Summer Internship Program at the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he and his team developed an automated bicycle safety vest. While he has not yet decided where he would like to attend college, he is interested in several engineering disciplines, including architectural engineering.

David R. Lee, Jr. will participate in the GHP Communicative Arts program this summer. He is a published author and a featured writer with the Afro-American Newspapers. He is a member of the soccer team, the Beta Club and tutors Mandarin to elementary school students. David’s interest in sports and law is directing his college search efforts to the Washington DC area where he aspires to study Political Science to ultimately pursue a law degree.

Ari Renai was accepted in GHP following his sophomore year in 2018 for Chinese. This year, he participated in cross country, pole vault, a musical, and circus arts. This coming summer, he will be attending a study abroad program for a month in Paris to take French language courses. Ari plans on possibly majoring in liberal arts, international or social work fields, and minoring in studio art. He also plans on attending study abroad programs while in college.


Foreign Language Association of Georgia Chinese Spoken Language Contest

Please congratulate our PYP global communicators who attended the FLAG elementary spoken langue contest this past Saturday at the Warren Jackson Elementary. They were able to showcase their Chinese language proficiency and inter-cultural understanding learned at Wesley with any other students from the metro Atlanta area. They brought home top honors receiving "Superior" and "Excellent" level awards in Chinese. 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Mandarin Dinner Party

Take a sneak peak at our 3rd graders putting their daily Mandarin instruction to use! Below, two boys are discussing an upcoming dinner party in Mandarin. They discuss the foods they like and dislike to prepare for the meal together. Video contains subtitles on youtube, click here to watch.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Dine out for Wesley!!

When: January 28 to February 3
Simply mention Wesley when you dine in or take out at Doc Chey. They will donate 25% of your bill to Wesley. Yes. 25%!!

Friday, October 19, 2018

China Summer Program

Each year, rising 7th and 8th graders get the opportunity to visit China, spending four weeks traveling the country and studying at Nanjing University as part of our China Summer Programme. Parents of students on the trip receive weekly updates about their kids’ behavior, academics, and health from the educator chaperones who accompany them. One of them, 8th grade social studies teacher Mr. Pavone, offers a window into this past summer’s trip.

“The trip was founded with a vision for a full immersion for students in the country,” he said, noting that students relinquish their technology for the duration of their stay in order to boost their openness to the sites, sounds, and people of China. 

The students participate in a rigorous schedule while abroad, participating in study hall daily, practicing their Chinese characters and reviewing them weekly, taking Kung Fu classes weekly, and enrolling in on-level and advanced classes. Students even create presentations and performances. Between all of the academia, though, students travel, explore, and get a taste of the rich cultural heritage China offers.

“We did all the big stuff,” Mr. Pavone said. Students visited numerous sites, including the Terra Cotta Army of Xi’an, the waterfront in central Shanghai, and the Great Wall of China
“Part of the Great Wall of China is actually submerged underwater,” remarked Mr. Pavone, explaining that students got to see a section of the wall that created the Panjiakou Dam, which provides power to the southern cities of Tianjin and Tangshan.
Overall, both Mr. Pavone and students were thrilled to explore a new place, and culture, especially after time studying it from afar. While everyone learned about China, Mr. Pavone also enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about 7th and 8th graders outside the classroom. “They were always hungry,” he said ruefully. “Luckily, restaurants were really willing to work with everyone’s needs, and we ate well.”
We’re so glad our students and faculty get to have this unique educational experience. Your support of Wesley helps makes our Chinese Program and our China Summer Programme possible. Check out our students heading to China in summer 2019!