Sister School

About LiXue Elementary  School

Lixue Elementary, our sister school, is located in the city of Nanjing (Jiangsu Province), in southeastern China. It has been among the top primary schools in the area since opening more than fifty years ago. In 1988, It became affiliated with Nanjing Teachers’ University. This means Lixue has access to some of the most innovative teaching methods and resources available. The class size of 50-plus students, though it seems very large, is the norm for Chinese cities. Lixue prides itself on the all around development of its students, always up to date with the latest technologies. Students contribute to the lively school website. Graduates distinguish themselves in all walks of life: scientists, business executives, accomplished musicians, sports stars, not to mention dedicated educators like our own Dr. Chin Zhining.

Lixue Primary School Facts: 

38 classrooms 

100 faculty members 

Up to 2000 students 

The largest primary school in Nanjing. 

Visit their web site:  http://www.njlixue.cn/ 

Read their web post about Lixue 5th grader’s visit to XinXing/Eisenhower: http://www.beidouxingmn.com/?p=3475

 How does Jiangsu Province and Minnesota compare?

 Jiangsu Province has over 1000-kilometer (620 miles) of coastline along the Yellow Sea. There are two great rivers flowing through the whole province: Yangtze River from west to east and Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal from north to south. With an area of 102,600 square kilometers (39,600 square miles), Jiangsu is populated by Han, Hui, Manchu and other ethnic groups. Its population totals 73.54 millions. 

With an area of 225,181 km2 (86,943 sq mi), Minnesota is the twelfth most extensive state of the U.S and is the twenty-first most populous, with 5.2 million residents. The Mississippi River, the largest river system in North America, originates at Lake Itasca, Minnesota. Nearly sixty percent of Minnesota’s residents live in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area known as the “Twin Cities”. 

Both Jiangsu and Minnesota share four distinct seasons with cold winters and hot summers. 

How does Nanjing and Hopkins compare? 

Nanjing is the capital of China’s Jiangsu Province, and a city with a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. Nanjing lies on the south bank of the Yangtze River. With a population of over 7 million and an area of 6,598 km2 (2,547.5 sq mi), Nanjing is the second largest commercial center in the East China region. Nanjing has been the educational center in southern China for more than 1700 years and is home to several colleges and universities. 

Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the state of Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the north bank of the Mississippi River and adjoins Minneapolis, the state’s largest city. Known as the “Twin Cities”, these two cities form the core of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the 16th largest metropolitan area in the United States. With about 2.85 million residents and an area of 16483.07 km² (6,364 sq mi.), the “Twin Cities” are the center of transportation, business and industry, education and home to an internationally known arts community. 

Hopkins is located about 13 minutes west of Minneapolis. The city is about four square miles in size. Hopkins has a population of about 17,000. 

To find out what time it is in Nanjing: 

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=1934 

To find out what time it is in the Twin Cities, including Hopkins: 

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=159