Balboa School was established
Balboa School was established in San Diego, California, USA, as a full blown K-12 college preparatory school. This is the longest running school in Aston.
Aston International Academy
Aston International Academy was established in Austin, Texas, USA, to help ESL students prepare for higher education in the US.
Aston Educational Group entered the Chinese market in Dalian.
Aston Global Recruitment Division
Aston Global Recruitment Division was established in Washington Boro, New Jersey.
Aston Education, Research and Development Division is established
Aston Education, Research and Development Division were established, with offices in China and the U.K.
Aston English School was established in Jinan, China.
Aston interactive teaching model
Aston English School's success in Dalian triggers its rapid expansion across China.
Aston English School was established in Xi’an, China.
IPA training method
Aston established its core theory of teaching and lesson preparation with the IPA training method and ‘Aston interactive teaching method’.
Aston Education R&D department
Aston Education R&D department has completed a full range of 24 textbooks ranging from children to adults, and from English language competence training to business English.
2004 New Aston schools
Aston English Schools were established in Tangshan, Guiyang, Hanzhong, Xianyang and Lianyungang, China
2005 New Aston schools
Aston English Schools were established in Yan’an, Yanliang, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou, Wuhan, Chengdu, Weinan, Tongchuan, Yinchuan and Baoji, China.
2006 New Aston schools
Aston English Schools were established in Dongying, Lanzhou, Xingping, Xuzhou and Yulin, China.
Aston has begined publishing its own textbooks in China market.
2007 New Aston schools
Aston English Schools were established in Zibo, Xining, Xiamen, Wenzhou, Hohhot, Mianyang, Hefei and Linyi, China.
2008 New Aston schools
Aston English Schools were established in Ankang (Shaanxi), Weifang (Shandong), Yantai (Shandong), Erdos (Inner Mongolia) and Xiangyang (Hubei), China.
Aston established its first school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
2009 New Aston schools
Aston English Schools were established in Jining (Shandong), Luoyang (Henan), and Yuncheng (Shanxi), China.
Aston E-buddy online learning system launched online
Aston E-buddy online learning system launched online as Aston’s first foray into online educational software tools.
Aston introduced the ‘Aston A+’ brand
Aston introduced the ‘Aston A+’ brand.
Aston’s TEFL Program
Aston’s TEFL Program successfully trained more than 100 foreign teachers, signifying Aston’s leading role in English teacher training.
Global strategic partners
Aston A+ formed a global strategic partnership with ETL Learning, National Geographic, Cengage Learning, and MM Publications. It introduced an original American curriculum and education systems into China.
Online Training Program
Aston English introduced its online training program, providing online training for foreign teachers before and during their stay at Aston.
Test service center education (BES) in Boston, USA
Aston English centers have been officially recognized by Boston Educational Services (BES) to deliver SLATE and iTEP exams at Aston centers in China.
2011 New Aston schools
Aston English Schools were established in Tengzhou (Shandong), Weihai (Shandong), Dalateqi (Inner Mongolia), Binzhou (Shandong), Tianshui (Gansu), Chang’an (Shaanxi), Xilinhot (Inner Mongolia) and Wuhai (Inner Mongolia), China.
Oxford Associates became a member of Aston Educational Group and began its business training program.
100 schools in Aston
The opening of the newest Jinan Aston A+ School marked Aston’s 100th School
2012 New Aston Schools
Aston English Schools were established in Lu’ an (Anhui), Jingzhou (Hubei), Zouping (Shandong) and Korla (Xinjiang).
Aston Abroad was established
Aston Abroad was established to provide ethical and cost effective overseas study services to students across Asia.
Aston Educational Group’s Balboa School International Division was fully established
Aston Educational Group’s Balboa School International Division was fully established, engaged in Sino-US Senior High School (Dual Diploma) Programs.
Shenzhen Jiahua Language School joined Aston Education Group.
“Aston 3.0” era
Aston English entered the ‘Aston 3.0’ era with the aim of comprehensively developing students’ English language abilities following American educational ideologies.
“Gua Gua Online” software was developed and put into use in Aston English schools across the country.
Aston education group merged and acquired New Horizons
Aston acquired New Horizons, a top ranked SAT test preparation and language arts school with three locations in Shanghai.
Aston’s ’Gua Gua online’ was combined with Ebuddy and launched an international version in Vietnam, paving the way for use in other countries in the future.
2013 New Aston schools
Aston English Schools were established in Hancheng (Shaanxi), Lintong (Shaanxi), Liaocheng (Shandong), Taian (Shandong), Wuzhong, Zhongwei and Shizuishan (Ningxia), China.
New school in Aston Vietnam
Aston Vietnam established the 4th school in Ho Chi Minh City.
2014 New Aston schools
Aston English Schools were established in Zhaoqing (Guangdong), Changshaxian (Hunan), Zhucheng (Shandong), Liquan (Shaanxi), Jingyang (Shaanxi), Zhouzhi (Shaanxi), and Meixian (Shaanxi).
Aston Vietnam opened new school
Aston Vietnam opened the 6th school in Can Tho, Vietnam.
Chengdu Experimental Foreign Language High School
Balboa City School International began a Dual Diploma Program in cooperation with Chengdu Experimental Foreign Language High School.
The high graduation rates
In the US-China Dual Diploma Program at Balboa School in the United States, graduates of the first term were admitted by the top 100 world-renowned universities, 16 of whom were admitted by the world's top 50 prestigious universities, 23 by the US public Ivy League schools, and a total of 8 people received scholarships ranging from $15,000 per year.
Balboa School’s US-China Dual Diploma Program
Balboa School’s US-China Dual Diploma Program has successively cooperated in Jiahui Yangguang High School in Dalian, Liaoning Province and Kaifeng High School in Henan Province.
2015 New Aston schools
The Aston English brand entered into Huangpu District of Guangzhou, and Dali County, Shaanxi Province. It symbolizes that Aston has once again expanded greatly and entered into the markets of first-tier cities and counties as well.
Aston celebrated the 20th anniversary
Aston celebrated our 20th anniversary with a celebration in Dalian, China, with guests from the US Consulate, US University partners, and leaders from district, city and provincial government.
Balboa Overseas Study
Balboa Overseas Study became a member of the National University Admissions Council and established cooperation with 360 universities around the world.
In March 2016
In March 2016, Balboa Overseas Study led a delegation consisting of 21 outstanding high school students to participate in the 64th Berkeley Model United Nations World Championships.
The first Aston National English Debate Competition
The first Aston National English Debate Competition was successfully held, and more than 100 students from all over the country took part in the participation.
Connect School in Toronto, Canada
Aston Educational Group completed the acquisition of Connect School in Toronto, Canada.
The Second Annual “Aston Cup” Debate Competition
The Second Annual “Aston Cup” Debate Competition was successfully held in cities across China.
2017 New Aston Schools
New Aston Schools were opened across China in the cities of Jinan (Shandong), Guyuan (Ningxia), Yuanping (Shanxi), Laiwu (Shandong), Yangling (Shaanxi), Ningbo (Zhejiang), Lantian (Shaanxi), Huaiji (Guangdong), Jiaxiang (Shandong), and Sanya (Hainan).
“Continuity and Change”
“Continuity and Change” – 2017 Aston Educational Group Annual Meeting was successfully held in Vietnam.
Aston Humanities School Establishment
The establishment of ‘Astonian Academy’ internal online learning platform was established, helping Aston work towards its goal of being a learning organization.
Bear Bell APP release
iBearBell APP was promoted and launched nationwide. With the help of AR technology, the APP enables the three-dimensional and scene-based English learning on phones and pads.
Brand VI Upgrade to 4.0
Aston Visual Identity system was updated, which deeply highlighted the brand individuality of Aston English.
Gua Gua APP
Gua Gua APP was launched, further helping students and parents make learning more convenient.
Aston Educational Travel Tours
More than one thousand students participated in Aston Educational Travel Tours across the world.
Time Zones Textbook Update
Aston (China) rolled out updated Time Zones curriculum for higher level learners in cooperation with National Geographic Learning.
The 6th Annual Aston National Teacher Skills Competition
The 6th Annual Aston National Teacher Skills Competition was successfully held in Xi'an, Shaanxi.
The 3rd Annual National Affiliated Campus Sales Skills Competition
The 3rd Annual National Affiliated Campus Sales Skills Competition was successfully held in Zouping City.
Tian Xiao Opens Now
Aston Educational Group partnered with Beijing Baijia Yunto Technology, introducing the Tianxiao SAAS system across the company.
Introduction of Gaosi mathematics
Aston Education Group reached the strategic cooperation with Gaosi Education Group for the introduction of math courses in select cities.
Balboa basketball team visited China
Balboa International School basketball team came to China for a 16-day tour. A bridge between Chinese and American culture has been built in 8 Chinese cities with basketball as the link.
2018 New Aston schools
New Aston schools were opened across China in the cities of Jinan(Shandong), Xining(Qinghai), Guiyang(Guizhou), WuQi(Shaanxi), Haiyang(Shandong), Zibo(Shandong), Huaiji(Guangdong), Binxian (Shaanxi), Yinchuan(Ningxia), Jining(Shandong), Binzhou(Shandong), and Zouping(Shandong).
“Change a Life” scholarship program
Balboa School initiated the “Change a Life” scholarship program across the world, seeking out highly gifted students to attend Balboa School on a full-ride scholarship, and assisting them to get acceptance to top universities.
The 11th China Speaks International English Contest
The 11th China Speaks International English Contest was successfully held by Aston (China).
‘Channel A’ platform
As the spokespersons of Aston, David Wisner, founder and chairman of Aston and CEO Adam Godwin opened the ‘Channel A’ platform to better communicate with students, parents and employees.
‘Educational Leader Award Won by David
David Wisner, Executive Chairman and Founder of Aston Educational Group, was honored the Tencent ‘HuiXiang China’ 2018 Educational Leader award at a ceremony held in Beijing for his leading role and outstanding contributions to the education industry.