Our History

Established since 1611

Charterhouse College and Charterhouse School, Shenzhen are the first schools in mainland China of the Charterhouse Asia Group. As such, the school and college will deliver the academic excellence and progressive educational expertise that has been the hallmark of Charterhouse School in the UK.

One of the greatest historic schools of England, Charterhouse has more than 400 years’ history as a centre of academic excellence. Charterhouse is one of the original nine schools termed ‘Public Schools’ in British law in 1868, and has held a prominent place in English society from its foundation in 1611, educating some of the nation’s most prestigious figures across all fields of endeavour. The school’s most recent inspection evaluated the school as ‘excellent’ in all categories. Pupils’ academic and other achievements were described as “high and often exceptional”, and the pupils themselves were described as “highly-confident, self-assured independent learners who are well prepared for the next stage of their lives.” The Charterhouse model of education has consistently proved highly successful not only in preparing pupils for the leading universities of the world but also for equipping them with the life skills they will need to succeed in the future.

Regularly listed by reviewers as one of the ten outstanding British schools, Charterhouse also has a strong international reputation. By virtue of the number of its admissions to MIT, Ivy League, and Oxbridge universities, Charterhouse is widely recognised by independent websites and expert reviewers as one of the best boarding schools in the world.