Foreign Policy has a nice article that pretty accurately sums up the rapidly growing enrollment of Chinese students in US Christian high schools. From 2005 to 2013, Chinese enrollment in American secondary schools increased from 1,000 to 23,000.
The growth of the Chinese middle class and concerns with both the secondary school curriculum in China as well as the search for an easier path to a US college have fueled this trend. What we find most interesting is that the vast majority of the Chinese students are either Buddhist or atheist and have very little, if any, exposure to religious education before attending the US Christian schools.
The Chinese generally pay full tuition, and we believe this can help strengthen the many Christian schools located in transitional neighborhoods. They seem to understand the trade off between religious education and the more open American educational system (with regards to student participation and input) and we expect the number of Chinese students to continue to grow over the next several years.
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