Thursday, February 13, 2020

China Night 2020 Video Recap

We hope you enjoy this video peek into China Night 2020. What a great night! Thank you again, Wesley students, administrators, teachers, and staff for your dedication. You made China Night a success and we enjoyed ringing in the Year of the Rat together! 

China Week Door Winners

Our teachers and staff worked hard and showed their creativity during China week. Here are the winners of our first door decorating contest! Congrats to PYP winners: Ms. Jones/Ms. Osbourn, Ms. Tomlin, Ms. Spann, Ms. Sanders, Ms. Lowe/Ms. Lee. Our MYP winners are: Ms. Armour, Mr. Pressley, and Ms. Jernigan.

Also, a special thank you goes to our amazing art teachers, Ms. Jordan and Mr. Jones, for their banners and bulletin board in the auditorium and hallway. 

China Night 2020

China Week is a special time for Wesley when we get to highlight Chinese culture as a vital part of our own school culture, language learning, and IB education. China Night is always an exciting event for students, parents, and teachers alike. This year we celebrated the coming of the Year or the Rat with amazing performances. Head on over to the Wesley website to see more photos from the night. 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Wesley is connecting

Wesley International Academy partnered with Emory for a mini language laboratory project. The task is built around the theme of college life using real life communications,  authentic learning materials and self coaching model to foster independent learners. We had 2  face-to-face meetings at Wesley campus and 1 virtual meeting per Zoom video communication prior to the final presentation in the school library on December 6, 2019. Kudos to both Wesley and Emory students for making this happen. See more pictures and videos here. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Atlanta Chinese Dance Company

On October 19 & 20, 2019,  nine girls from Wesley performed with the Atlanta Chinese Dance Company. They took part in numerous Monday and weekend rehearsals. They devoted their entire weekend to showcasing their talents during two performances. Their commitment and efforts also exemplified well-rounded IB scholars embracing diversity in local communities.  Kudos to Wesley Chinese dancers.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Wesley Chinese Phrases

In an effort  to create more common language use inside and outside the classroom, Wesley started introducing some high frequency Chinese phrases and attention getters to the community during different venues. In this video, you will see staff, parents and teacher embed Chinese as a part of their life into greetings, classroom instructions and more. (Special thanks to Ms. Zhao's for editing the film.)

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.