About us

About our institution

Through the years, Hwa Chong Institution has nurtured leaders for the nation in the highest echelons of research, industry and government. Our aim is to maximise every student’s potential, and to prepare them for a lifetime of achievement.

Mission & Vision

Our Vision 华中愿景

Defining Holistic Education, and Empowering our students to
Live with Passion and Lead with Compassion



Our Mission 华中使命

We nurture leaders in Research, Industry and Government to serve the nation.


Our Core Values

自 强 不 息 [Tireless self-improvement with tenacity, innovation and passion]

己 立 立 人, 己 达 达 人 [WIN – WIN]

饮 水 思 源 [Never forget the source from which you drink water]


Our Strategic Values

The Institution’s strategic values are aligned closely to its core values. These values are Passion, Innovation, Integrity, Empathy and Responsibility (see below). This set of strategic values can steer the Institution to break new frontiers in providing holistic education for the 21st-century. In practice, these values guide school leaders and teachers in their selection and design of key initiatives to achieve the desired student outcomes (as illustrated in the table below):

Core Values Strategic Values Desired Student Outcomes School Strategic Priorities
自 强 不 息
Tireless self-improvement with tenacity, innovation and passion
  • Passion
  • Innovation
  • Synthesizing Mind
  • Disciplined Mind
  • Creating Mind
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Talent Development
  • Reading & Reasoning
己 立 立 人
己 达 达 人
  • Integrity
  • Empathy
  • Respectful Mind
  • Ethical Mind
  • Meaning of & Purpose in Life
  • Respect & Responsibility
  • Arts & Sports for All
饮 水 思 源
Never forget the source from which you drink water
  • Responsibility
  • Ethical Mind
  • Respect & Responsibility


Passion  积极乐学

We must maximize the opportunity to explore our interests. We seek to develop these interests into life-long passions. The HCI research-based curriculum will hone our Disciplined Mind so that we may further develop our passions.

In the 21st century, it is vital for us to develop a Synthesizing Mind: to draw, process, and transform salient and reliable information from different sources-both offline and online-into knowledge that benefits the larger community.


Innovation  善思创新

The pre-requisites of a Creating Mind and an Entrepreneurial Mindset are curiosity, innovation, and a quest for excellence. We should learn to explore possibilities and create platforms to forge breakthroughs in a Knowledge-Based Economy.


Integrity  正直诚信

Integrity is an integral part of an Ethical Mind. To serve the community effectively, we need to learn to be ethical in thought, speech, and action at all times.


Empathy  仁爱仁心

We must learn to develop a Respectful Mind by valuing diverse perspectives and understanding the feelings of others, particularly those from different backgrounds.


Responsibility  尽力尽责

We must anticipate, and be accountable for, the consequences of our actions on self, community and the environment.

To whom much is given, much is expected. It is our social responsibility to serve the nation.