Shang Planning Platform is the educational advisory arm under Shang Learning Group. We believe preparation breeds success; therefore, we advise families to think long-term and begin as early as third grade to build a solid foundation for life-skills and habits that would enable the students to shine.
It is precisely for this purpose that we have built a meticulously selected group of educators and consultants with specialization and expertise. Collaborating as a team to provide both professional advice and attentive service, we provide result-oriented, individualized education solutions tailored to each family.
Our highly personalized services include (1) academic roadmap, and (2) life-skills and character development. We go above and beyond in discovering and evaluating the most suitable educational partners whose exclusive resources would add value to our families.
Our team of exclusive partners includes but is not limited to the esteemed Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) in the US, and we welcome collaboration discussion with education companies and consultants around the world who share the same vision.
In addition to acquiring knowledge through a variety of courses and services, it is important to develop beneficial habits in order to become an innate, active learner. We cover topics include but not limited to time management, course selection and planning, major & career counseling to keep track of every step of the students’ personal growth.
Character-building is often overlooked in a culture so heavily dependent upon testing. Yet, a foundation of clear personal values and upright character traits are the hallmark of positive leadership universally. Our team of experienced consultants not only guide students through their academic career, but more importantly, mentor them through various decision-making scenarios in life and instill in them a sense of purpose, global citizenship, community and self-awareness, and social responsibility.
For families who are not 100% certain about studying abroad but who aim to prepare early in case of last minute change of plan, this Program provides students with a systematic curriculum including GPA booster, core skills development and mentorship services, regardless of whether they apply to schools overseas. Program highlights include:
|Top Schools Admissions Program||Term 1||Term 2|
|Top Schools Admissions Program|
|Mentorship on GPA improvement||6h||6h|
|Extracurricular Activities Roadmap
(with Professional Athletic Planning Consultant)
|IECA offline events & exclusive salons
|Core Skills Training for Top Schools|
|Total hours of one year||100h|
Founded in 1976, the IECA is the international professional organization representing school and college admission counselors working in private practice. Membership in the IECA demonstrates that one has met rigorous standards. Only 7% of those who inquire about membership are ultimately accepted, making membership akin to licensure in this unregulated profession. Only the most qualified and experienced independent educational consultants in the United States are recognized with the designation as a "Professional Member" within the IECA. This designation demonstrates that the consultant is an expert in their specific domain and holds advanced degree/s in multiple disciplines relating to education, psychology, special education, school law, school improvement, school leadership and/or college admissions.
Shang Planning Platform currently collaborates with the following six educational consultants:
Top Boarding Network (TBN) is a non-profit organization devoted to service Asian families who are interested in learning, applying and connecting with Top U.S. Boarding Schools. Liaison with its partner schools, TBN provides school profiles, academics and special programs, admissions, school life and more.
EduElite is a US registered consulting company consists of former admission directors at Ivy League schools and former directors of college counselling at top boarding schools. Relying on solid partnership with universities and secondary schools, EduElite’s team of experts provide personalized consulting services as well as on-the-ground guardianship services to students studying in the states.。
Shang Planning Platform meticulously selects a portfolio of high quality educational programmes from around the world to recommend to our private families. Most of the programmes have limited spots, thus an internal recommendation from our team is a required part of the application process. Some sample programmes include:
Aims to instill global citizenship in the next generation of leaders, via education in social entrepreneurship. A prestigious roster of mentors includes former Prime Minister of Australia Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou, former President of New York University John Sexton, etc.
ENTITY is a women ’ s media and events platform built upon the belief that with the right tools and education, women have infinite potential. Every summer, ENTITY organizes an exclusive, women-only, immersive summer academy focusing on enhancing digital prowess in students. ENTITY’s mentor team ranges from members of the Rockefeller family, to CEO of multinational entertainment conglomerate, to renowned journalists.
8 aspects: English speaking, listening, reading, writing; critical thinking; creative thinking; cultural awareness; self-awareness.
In-depth consulting session with family to inform and discuss assessment results. Based on preferred timeline and goals, provide professional recommendations on education planning.
Once official consulting services begin, professional IECA consultant will provide a comprehensive individualized admission timeline including course plan for test prep, core skills as well as portfolio building recommendations. The timeline includes but is not limited to the following aspects:
Since inception, Shang Planning Platform has serviced more than 200 students from Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and cities across the US. Our students have been successfully admitted to top schools such as:
Shang Planning Platform requires all students to take our in-house skills assessment and Lead Consultant interview before signing up for classes or services. Based on the assessment and interview report, our education team would recommend a personalized portfolio of products suitable to the student’s and family’s needs. The assessment covers eight aspects including English speaking, listening, reading, writing, critical thinking, creative thinking, cultural awareness and self-awareness.
Please contact Admission Office for assessment:
Beijing：158 0165 8137
Shanghai：189 6472 3690
Admission Hotline: (+86) 158 0165 8137 (Beijing) 189 6472 3690 (Shanghai)