HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailiang Education Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HLG) ("Hailiang Education" or the "Company"), a provider of private K-12 educational services in China, today announced total starting student enrollment  for the 2016-2017 academic year reached 20,040 students, a 11.7% increase compared with the total starting student enrollment for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Starting student enrollment for the international program for the 2016-2017 academic year was 2,465 students, a 43.7% increase from the starting student enrollment for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Mr. Ming Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hailiang Education, said, "We are very pleased to report solid student enrollment growth for the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. We are delighted that our continued emphasis on delivering outstanding learning outcomes fueled by high-quality teachers and educational resources is being recognized by parents and our well-established brand continues to grow."
"China's private K-12 education market is growing rapidly, primarily driven by favorable government policies, Chinese families' strong emphasis on education, urbanization and rising disposable incomes among urban households. With our 21-year operating track record and leading market position, we are ideally suited to capture opportunities from this trend. Going forward we will continue to execute our growth strategies by expanding and upgrading existing facilities, increasing overall student enrollment, especially for our international program, and pursuing strategic expansion opportunities," Mr. Wang concluded.
 Starting student enrollments for the 2016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years represent the total number of students enrolled as of September 12, 2016 and September 20, 2015, respectively.
About Hailiang Education
Founded in 1995, Hailiang Education operates three centrally managed schools in Zhuji city, Zhejiang province: Hailiang Foreign Language School, Zhuji Private High School and Tianma Experimental School. Hailiang Education Park, the Company's newest campus, was opened in September 2015 and represents Hailiang Education's commitment in delivering comprehensive and high-quality educational programs. Hailiang Education offers a variety of educational programs, including basic educational programs and international programs at the kindergarten, primary school, middle school, and high school levels, as well as preparatory courses designed for university-bound students studying for A-level courses in the United Kingdom and the SAT examination in the United States.
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