Tuition & Student Grant


01 Students' grant policies of MSA:

Financial difficulties should not be the reason for any student to fail in attending MSA. Knowing that students come from different family backgrounds, MSA will set up a students grant program.

  • MSA will appropriate 10% of its annual tuition income for the students' grants;
  • Around 20 percent of the students can receive grants, meaning that one out of every five students in MSA can get strong financial support;
  • The students' grants will be equivalent to 30-100% of the cost of attending MSA (including tuition and accommodation).
02 What are the requirements of the students to apply for grants?

The principle of the MSA students grants is to help families maintain their normal quality of life while paying MSA tuition. Therefore, MSA will decide the distribution amount of the students' grants based on the proof of household income and expenditure provided by the student. The family financial backgrounds of MSA students have only used as the reference for their grants applications instead of their admission results.

03 What materials are required for applying for student grants?

The following materials are required for MSA students grants:

  • Household individual income tax bill (printed by local tax bureau);
  •  Main household credit card bills; (e-statements for the last 3 to 6 months)
  • Bank statements of all major income accounts (to be printed by the bank counter)
  • Employment proofs of parents (with amount of annual income)
  • Registration form of family real estate and family investment certificate (MSA provides blank forms)
04 What is the application process of MSA students grants?

  • The students need to communicate with the admissions officers and obtain an mail for introduction of grants application. MSA will appoint a representative of the Students Grants Group to help the students with their application.

  • The students should fill out the application form and prepare relevant materials in accordance with the instructions in the letter (if the information can not be properly submitted, or if the information does not fully reflect the household financial situation, the students should explain it directly to the representative).
  • Upon receipt of all formal review materials, the grants group will start a formal review of them. The students grants will be distributed to the students after approval.
05 How much is the tuition for one academic year in MSA?

The tuition fee for 2019-2020 school year is 159,000 RMB/year.

MSA Informations


01 What is the program orientation of MSA?
MSA is a full time innovative high school program for students from all over the world with knowledge reserves and cognitive abilities that meet the requirements. Generally, we recommend it for students from G8-G10 (junior grade two to senior grade one in China). MSA provides 3- or 4-year education programs for students who mostly attend overseas universities after graduation.
02 Does MSA provide enrollment status?

Currently, MSA does not provide enrollment status, but this does not prevent students from applying for admission to overseas universities.

03 What is the main career development upon for the graduating st
Most MSA graduates will apply for and attend overseas universities. We do not recommend MSA graduates taking part in NCEE because MSA courses have nothing prepared for NCEE. But if MSA graduates want to attend Chinese universities to complete their development goals after negotiating with their parents, they can still apply to return to their domicile places to participate in NCEE as social examinees.
04 What is the relationship between MSA and PUHS?

Both MSA and the Affiliated High School of Peking University (AHSPU) are completely independent subjects. In September 2017, MSA reached a strategic cooperation agreement with AHSPU, the contents of which mainly include: MSA provides AHSPU with core competency oriented courses, teacher training, and overall design and establishment of innovation space; in return, AHSPU provides MSA with the right to use some resources and venues without affecting its normal teaching and operation. Cooperation between the two sides does not involve any school affairs.

05 What is the address of MSA?

Address of MSA Beijing Campus: No. A-82, Daniwan Road, Haidian District, Beijing;

Academy & Curriculum


01 Can MSA meet the learning standards of traditional subject kno

Subject knowledge of traditional high school will be completely covered in MSA, and the learning of this part of knowledge will be finished through the blended learning scenarios, which include mathematics, natural science, humanities, social science, language, as well as part of  pre-university courses such as AP. [please entry the page of learning module for details]

02 Does MSA offer courses for English proficiency improvement?
In order to ensure that all students can quickly adapt to language requirements in an English learning environment, we provide English as a non-native language support program (ESL). In MSA, the ESL program will be divided into Moon-Launcher ESL Booster,Moon-Flyer ESL, and Moon-Explorer ESL programs according to students’ English level. The ESL program will help students identify their needs in English learning and develop appropriate goals and plans. At the same time, ESL will be highly integrated with BL, PBL, and DL to establish a solid language basis for students to attend overseas universities.
03 Does MSA provide language tutoring for standardized tests such

MSA will not provide any test-oriented English training for students to apply for foreign university admissions. In MSA, students will be immersed in English learning and using environment, the English support program ESL will also help students establish a solid language foundation. With the online learning platform, students can autonomously learn TOEFL, SAT, ACT, and other standardized test courses.

04 What kind of specific scenarios will the students have for the

The learning scenarios in MSA are divided into three categories: BL, PBL, and DL. After attending MSA, students will work with their academic mentors to develop their learning goals and plans and choose various types of courses.    

•      In the BL scenario, students will learn subjects knowledge through online courses and offline learning groups.

•      In the PBL scenario, students and team members will work on the projects together, constructing the core competences to cope with the future society, and integrating and applying knowledge across subjects.

•     In the DL scenario, students will learn in various methods such as round-table discussions and Socratic dialogues to fulfill the self-exploration, master the way of thinking and learning, and build a systematic perspective.

05 How does MSA schedule its curriculum?

In MSA, there are four phases in each semester:

•     Orientation Week: With a duration of one week, it aims to initiate the establishment of MSA culture and the teacher-student relationship, formulate the regulations of MSA through the joint efforts made by teachers and students, and match the students with their mentors;

•     Boost Weeks: With a duration of three weeks, students are expected to adapt to the new learning methods and school lives through immersive and intense learning experience; they will be hopeful about their future development in MAS via intensive experience; and they will plan for the whole semester to select courses in Regular Weeks; 

•     Regular Weeks: With a duration of 11 weeks, it will provide students with various courses covering all academic fields to meet their learning demands; Moonshot community will be constructed by teachers and students together; and the mentors will update and adjust the OKR on a regular basis;

•     Celebration Weeks: with a duration of three weeks, student-initiated PBL projects will be carried out and the periodical results of the semester will be demonstrated.

06 What does the composition of MSA teaching team and faculty loo

In MSA, our faculty, experts in their own academic fields, have been trained on teaching expertise; the student-faculty ratio is around 7:1 when the number of students in a campus reaches its limitation (300 students).

07 Does MSA offer support to learners who are talented in art, sp

In MSA, while the curriculum system does not directly support the cultivation of students' specialties that are at high professional levels, students in MSA still enjoy bigger room for development compared with whom in traditional schools. They could communicate with their mentors, and choose courses of MSA according to their future development. Meanwhile, MSA will also seek excellent social resources for students to support their individual development.

Feedback System & Graduation


01 How does MSA assess the learners, through the credit system or

What MSA adopts for the assessment is a set of “the Mastery Transcript of Core Competency” constructed by the Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC). On the transcript, the learning situation of students will not be displayed by GPA or scores, but by “the mastery level of disciplinary knowledge” and “the core competency” two parts.

02 What kind of system is the MTC A New Model?

MTC is a consortium composed by 183 top private high schools of America (up to May 2018), which puts forward a new model - the Mastery Transcript, a brand new system for announcing the learning results of high school students. In comparison with the traditional scores or letter grades transcripts, this assessment system focuses on the change in teaching philosophy, namely, shifting from the method that judging and grading the learning results of a student by a time-limited examination, to the method that assessing students' mastery of disciplinary knowledge and skills through valuable performance data in real learning scenes. That is, the assessment in schools that apply the Mastery Transcript advocated by MTC will not be unilateral scores or letter grades, but a constant system which monitors and records students’ learning situations in teaching process to assess their core competences and capabilities.

03 Is the MTC A New Model acknowledged by foreign universities?

Presently, MTC has won support from CAAS (Coalition for Access,Affordability and Success), an online platform which has been founded to support the enrollment of universities in September 2015. There are more than one hundred America's top universities adopting CAAS, including Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Stanford University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke University and the University of Michigan, etc.

04 Could MSA students apply for universities that have not recogn

The graduation plans for MSA students will follow the primary principle that is to support their individual development goals (including the countries where they study abroad, and the type of the universities they apply for, etc.) Therefore, MSA will make effort to support the graduates who apply for the universities that have not recognized the MTC A New Model yet or the foreign universities outside the United States. The main methods for supporting include establishing a communication mechanism with the admission officers of the targeted universities, and providing relevant documents of MSA teaching models and assessment system needed for the targeted universities. If the targeted university has a specific requirement for GPA transcript, we will convert the MTC transcripts into GPA results according to the GPA calculation method (including the credits and weights of their selected courses) proposed by the MSA Research Institute.

05 What is the relationship between MTC and MSA? How about the c
MSA is one of MTC's overseas allied schools, and one of the few member school of MTC's working group around the world. As a member school of the working group, we will entirely adopt the assessment system that focuses on continuously tracking and collecting performance data of students. MTC will collect the sample transcripts from member schools of the working group in the spring of 2019, and focus on group discussions and relevant models upgrade. The MTC transcript will be adopted by universities during the period of university application in the autumn of 2019 (from September to December).
06 Are students of MSA allowed to consult to an agency? Does MSA

According to the teaching system, the core ideology of MSA is to center on students and take the core competences development as the major teaching objectives. During the generation of the final “Mastery Transcript of Core Competences”, students will be the data and evidence collectors for their transcripts, and they will make replies for their own core competences transcript of this semester before the end of each academic year. The procedure above mentioned means that students will collate their materials for university application. Therefore, ideologically or practically, MSA will decline the interventions of any agency.  

07 Do MSA students need to take the standardized exams such as SA

In foreign countries, different universities have different requirements for undergraduate applications, while most American universities will ask the international students to provide their SAT results and language score (such as TOEFL and IELTS). Therefore, the standardized examinations such as SAT Subject and AP are not compulsory, and students could decide whether to provide these standardized exam results to demonstrate their academic ability according to their own situation. MSA students should provide the results of the standardized exams according to the requirements of universities. 

Boarding & Transportation


01 What about the accommodation in MSA?

In MSA, the dormitory is not only a place for "sleep", but also an important scene in the establishment of the Moonshot community culture and lifestyle. Therefore, MSA works with the domestic top designers of associated-living space to design the dormitories, and create an independent accommodation in a pattern of associated-living space around the campus.

02 Is accommodation compulsory in MSA? Is it feasible to be an da

Accommodation life is an important scene for establishing the Moonshot community culture and lifestyle, and the implementation of many activities takes dorm life as the carrier. Therefore, new students are required to lodge in MSA for the first academic year. If there are any physical or psychological problems, it is necessary to communicate with MSA to find a solution together.

03 Is there any canteen in the campus or dormitories of MSA?

MSA will establish dining space for serving the three meals of a day both in the campus and the dormitories. Both the campus and dormitories locate in the zones with comprehensive infrastructures, such as shopping malls, restaurants, supermarkets and so on, and students could also eat out of the academy. 

04 In such a dorm, what kind of activities and life experiences w

Life instructors will initiate various activities relevant to accommodation within a semester. For example, your classmates, teachers and you could be grouped to design and decorate your dorm, cook or taste foods around the world in the living-space of MSA, or hold a party of reading or viewing together, and you could even apply for launching an activity together with your instructors. It's up to you.

05 How to commute between the campus and the dormitories?

MSA will offer several shuttle buses commuting between the campus and the dormitories from Monday to Friday to ensure a convenient and safe commutation for students.

Campus & Student Life


01 What are the characteristics of the space design in MSA?

When the forms of offline learning are interactive project- or discussion- based learning rather than one-way teaching, the physical space should be redesigned. Therefore, MSA works with Crossboundaries, a top architectural office, to redefine the learning environment.

In MSA, a standardized learning space will cover an area of about 5,000 square meters and accommodate 300 students for learning. The per capita usable area of the space is about 15 square meters, more than three times that of the joint office space. Compared with classrooms in traditional schools, the space of MSA is more like the offices of Google Inc., and it supports self-study & preview, project-based learning, experiment & hands-on operation, conference & discussion-based learning, artistic creation, fitness, recreation and other scenes.

02 Can I apply for exchanging to another campuses of MSA?

At the end of each academic year, MSA will grant students access to campus-exchange project, so that they could spend their three or four years of high school lives in different MSA campuses.

03 Is there any overseas study tours or exchange programs each ye
MSA will release experience-based projects at the end of each semester, including overseas study tours or exchange programs for travelling to different regions and countries and contacting with diverse groups and cultures. Students could select their own experiential learning projects according to their interests and development orientations.
04 In MSA, do I have the opportunity to entry different industrie

With strategic cooperation with “Shixiseng”, the largest domestic platform for interns, MSA provides students with the information and resource platform for interns. Mentors will assist students to explore the directions for internship and the targeted enterprises. However, students should pass the interviews to obtain the internships through their own efforts.

05 In MSA, what is the relationship between home and school?
In MSA, parents represent not only the identities that are relative to students, but also the co-founders of MSA. They will be invited to involve in some work of MSA - either the implementation of courses and activities for students, or construction and plans for MSA; we will also provide courses and activities for parents their continuous study.

Admissions Information


01 Admission information of MSA for the academic years of 2019 to
For the academic year of 2019 to 2020, MSA plans to recruit 35 students.
02 When could I submit my application for MSA?
MSA recruits students in a scrolling way that their applications for admission will handled throughout the year, and applicants will be informed to enter the diverse rounds of review, interview and enrollment according to their application dates, degrees and MSA teaching resources. The application channel for this year will be closed when the enrollment are fully registered and the channel for the following academic year will be opened.
03 Is there any restriction on household registration or citizens

In MSA, there is no restriction on household registration or the citizenship for the applicants.

04 May I experience in or visit MSA?

In MSA, we will hold the activity “Moonshot hours” weekly for families that are interested in MSA, during which our admission officers will guide the visiting families to understand MSA and explain to them about enrollment. Besides, we will organize activities “Moonshot Projects” for several times on weekends from November to next March, among which you are invited to spend a weekend with us to engage in the study and life in MSA. Please refer to the WeChat Official Account of MSA for details of the activities and registration methods.

05 What are the procedures for the application for MSA?

Step 1: register an account for application 注册你的申请账号

Step 2: submit the questionnaire of application 提交申请问卷

Step 3: pay for the application fee 支付申请费用

Step 4: online interview 线上面试

Step 5: offline interview 线下面试

Step 6: receive the admission results 得到录取结果

06 Is there any fees for the application for MSA?

You need to pay RMB 580 for the MSA application, which covers the basic costs of both human and material resources. Whether the application is successful or not, you will receive a feedback and assessment report that is based on your performance in MSA application, and the application fee is non-refundable. 

07 Please contact admission officers of MSA for more explanations
Tel No. of admission office: 01086461609