学校以 “立学中华，语通世界”为办学理念，坚持“文理并重，外语特色鲜明”的办学思路，以 “为学生发展奠基，为民族未来负责”为指导思想，以培养“具有民族情怀、世界胸襟的高素质现代中国人”为学生培养目标，以“特色立校、科研兴校、文化浸校、国际化强校”为发展策略，以“学生首选、校风温润、特色鲜明、质量高强的全国一流名校”为学校发展目标，制定了学校“十三五”发展规划。学校全面贯彻党的教育方针，深入推进素质教育，以“六个一流”为抓手，以落实“两课一育”为重点，构建了民族情怀课程、世界胸襟课程、素质提高课程、实践创新课程四大校本课程体系，打造独特校园精神和文化，进一步加快了学校国际化进程，加强国际学术交流活动，打开国际合作通道，开设好非通用语种，为学生出国留学及保送国内名牌大学搭建平台，促进了学校教育教学质量稳步提升，使学校成为全国一流名校。
迈坚实步伐，铸辉煌业绩。高考成绩斐然，成外至今诞生了13名省市文理科状元，最近五年获4名省市状元。2018年一本率达98.3%，保送独领风骚，每年有90多人保送到重点大学深造，人数占全省保送人数的80%以上。由于每年毕业生优秀，北大、清华、复旦、人大等国内一流大学都给予我校校长实名推荐毕业生资格；出国势头强劲，每年有数以百计的成外学子考入世界一流大学，多名学生被哈佛、耶鲁、牛津、剑桥、康奈尔大学、达特茅斯学院、哥伦比亚大学等世界名校全额奖学金录取。到目前为止，成外学子已连续十多年以全奖或高额奖学金被常青藤盟校录取，成外也成为一所拥有常春藤全部八所盟校录取生的中学；学科竞赛异军突起，共有5000多人次获国家级奖励，近三年，仅高中就有100多人获全国竞赛一等奖，10多人进入省队，在决赛中获金牌或银牌。2018年王彦臻获第19届亚洲物理学奥林匹克竞赛金牌。英语特色，亮点不断。 2015年CCTV希望之星英语电视大赛上，分获高初中组全国冠军。2016、2018年获美国十项全能中国区冠军、国际太空城市设计大赛中国区决赛的冠、亚军。在全国多语种竞赛中，德语获全国冠军，法语获全国亚军，日语获全国季军，获中央电视台CCTV英语风采大赛高中组、初中组全国冠军，获广州国际创新大赛团体冠军。在加拿大创新发明技术博览会上，我校夺得六枚金牌五枚银牌，获美国中学生学术十项全能冠军，获全国中学生财商素养大赛特等奖，获北京全国模拟联合国杰出代表奖、最佳辩手奖。 2020年清华大学授牌我校为基础学科拔尖创新人才基地中学。
The Cradle of Elites, the Bridge to the World
——Chengdu Foreign Languages School
Chengdu Foreign Languages School (CFLS), founded in 1989, is the first middle school featuring in teaching foreign languages with the approval of the Education Department of Sichuan Province and has been nominated by the Ministry of Education as a foreign languages school to recommend its graduates to universities without taking part in the college entrance examination (there are only 16 foreign languages schools nominated nationwide and CFLS is the only one in Sichuan Province). CFLS has been given the title as National Experimental School of Nurturing Top-notch and Creative Talents (there are six in the whole province), national advanced unit for safety education, the Sample School of Curriculum Reforming in Sichuan Province , model unit of school spirit in Sichuan Province, advanced group of private education in Sichuan Province, experimental school of psychological health education in Chengdu, model school of sunshine sports in Chengdu and model school for construction of school culture in Chengdu, leading private education in Sichuan Province.
The school covers an area of 220 mu (1 mu≈666.67 m2), consisting of more than 650 teaching staff, 450 full-time teachers, 116 classes and over 6500 students. School offers four foreign languages courses: English, Japanese, French and German, established middle school, senior high school and international department. The school has the first-class culture, the first-class management, the first-class teachers, the first-class courses, the first-class classrooms and the first-class quality, making its every effort to build a safe, harmonious, elite, humane and efficient CFLS.
The school’s philosophy is "Rooted in China, Branch out the World",adhering to schooling idea of “equally emphasizing on arts and science, featuring in foreign language characteristics”.Its aim is to “cultivate high-quality modern Chinese people with world vision and national conscience”. Its development strategy is “building the school with characteristics, developing the school with scientific research, promoting the school with culture, and strengthening the school with internationalization”. And its goal of development is “becoming one of the nation’s first-class schools that students will choose first with warm school spirit, distinctive characteristics and high quality”. According to these, the school makes a “thirteen-five” plan. The school fully carries out the education policy of the nation and thoroughly makes efforts to promote quality education. It builds Four School-based Curriculum Systems --- the National Conscience Course, the World Vision Course, the Quality Improvement Course and the Practice and Innovation Course-with the goal of training students, keeping a firm grasp on “Six First-Class”, emphasizing on the implement of “two courses, one education”, establishing a unique school culture and spirit, speeding the process of the school’s internationalization. It also emphasizes on international academic activities, opens international cooperative channels, teaches non-general languages and sets up a platform for students going aboard or being recommended by elite universities inland, accelerating the improvement of school’s teaching quality and making the school become the first-class school of our country.
CFLS makes steps consistently and creates brilliant performance. Till now, CFLS has already cultivated 12 students who came top in liberal arts or science in 18 college entrance examinations in the province or in Chengdu, 4 of whom in the recent three years. Its rate of graduates to first-class Chinese universities is about 90%, and its enrollment rate keeps 100% every year. Of provincial top 100 students, there are 20 students of the school on average; and there are about 5 students of the school in provincial top 10 students. The number of recommended students to key universities of China is more than 100 every year, taking up 80% of the provincial total number. Every year, due to the school’s outstanding students, some domestic first-class universities, such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Fudan University, and People’s University and so on, all give the school “Privilege of Principal Real-name Recommendation”. The achievements of go-aboard graduates are so great that hundreds of CFLS students have been admitted to world-famous universities, many to Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge, Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia and other universities with full scholarship. So far, CFLS students have been admitted by Ivy League Universities with full or high scholarship for ten consecutive years and CFLS also has become a senior school whose students have been admitted by all eight universities of The Ivy League. Surprisingly, in subject competition, a total of more than 5000 people won national awards. In recent 3 years, there are over 60 students just from senior school winning the first prize of national competition. There are also excellent performances in English Characteristics. In CCTV “Star of Outlook” English Competition of 2015, our students won both the first prize of junior school group and of senior school group. 2016 is a fruitful year, our students won the champion of China in the United States Academic Decathlon(USAD) and won the first prize and the second prize in Space Settlement Design Competition China. In the National Minority Language Skills Competition, one of the school students got the first in German and two won the first prize; one got the third in French and three won the first prize. And one student got full mark in the TOEFL test, breaking the record of Sichuan. What’s more, our school has been awarded Excellent Organization several times in National Model United Nations Conference for High School Students. At present, our students has the multiple choice of “Coming in a door, getting out through3”.
Thanks to its brilliant achievement and wide influence, CFLS becomes famous in Sichuan Province and in the whole country. And it has been praised as “the flagship school of private education in western China” and “the cradle of elites, the bridge to the world”.