For the coming weeks, we will be highlighting local and international schools around Beijing from our upcoming 2014-2015 School Choice Guide, which comes out in early February 2014. Scroll down for more information on how to participate in our annual school choice fair in March 2014.
Located in the Shuangjing area, the American International Academy of Beijing (AIAB, A派国际双语幼儿园) provides an authentic Montessori-based teaching approach to preschool education. Emphasizing the idea that “virtue leads to wisdom,” AIAB tailors teaching to meet each child’s needs and follows both the Montessori and Chinese National curriculums to ensure that children are able to enter either international or local Chinese schools. The bilingual Montessori program is specially designed for developing a “good character for the whole child” in a safe environment.
Founding date: September 2012
School type: Bilingual Montessori Kindergarten
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education？No
Tuition fees (2014-2015 Academic Year): RMB 82,500 (11 months)
Application fee – RMB 10,000 Lunch fee – RMB 10,890 (Chinese and Western meals delivered from Culinary Capers)
Bedding Fee: RMB 600
Age range: 1.5-6 years
Number of students: 80
Nationality of students: US, UK, Swiss, Irish, Hong Kong
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching languages: English and Chinese
Languages taught: English and Chinese
Class size: max 12 (half-day class), max 16 (nursery), max 20 (primary)
Teacher/student ratio: 1:3 (half-day), 1:4 (nursery), 1:5 (primary)
School hours: 8.30am-4.30pm
After school activities offered: Wushu, vocal music, percussion, happy cooking, art etc.
School facilities: Montessori classrooms, a dance studio, library, music room, baking room, meeting room, clinic and outdoor playground.
Total Area of Campus: 2,000 sqm
School nurse: Yes
Contact: Building 5, 78 Baiziwan Nan Er Lu, Chaoyang District (8776 0606, apaiacademy@ gmail.com) www.aiab.com.cn 朝阳区百子湾南 二路78号院5号楼
For more information on the 2014-2015 School Choice Guide e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and click here to view the 2013-2014 School Choice Guide on ISSUU. For more information on our upcoming School Choice Fair on March 1-2, 2014, please e-mail email@example.com
Photo courtesy of AIAB