• Welcome to the JMS/Shi Zhong Exchange!

    Since 1999, students from Jackson Middle School have made the journey to Suzhou, China to visit and live with students from Shi Zhong (No.10) Middle School (Jackson’s sister school in Portland’s sister city). The same students from Shi Zhong visit Jackson Middle School in the same year, creating an exchange that impacts students and families in unmeasurable ways; bridging cultures across an ocean, shrinking the world in our hearts and minds.

    This website has been developed not only for the families and students participating in the exchange but is also for anyone interested in learning more about a culture and land distant from our own.

    Visit the China 2019 Website (china19.jacksonpps.net) for a preview of what is in store. The 2018/19 Journey will include visits to Beijing, Guilin, Shanghai, and Suzhou where you will stay with your exchange student.


    2018 China Group on the Bund, Shanghai, China


    Program Leads for 2018/19:



The journey between
JMS / No.10, Suzhou, China