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.
Originally named Yu Ying School, Beijing No. 25 Middle School (北京市第二十五中学) was founded by the American Congregational Church in 1864, making it the first school to both introduce and develop Western science and modern education in recent educational history in Beijing. It was named by the Beijing Education Commission as the “Experimental High School for Featured Development.” The Canadian-certified high school program at Beijing No. 25 Middle School was founded in 2005 as one of the earliest establishments approved by the Beijing Municipality. The Canadian curriculum is delivered entirely in English by Canadian-certified teachers. Graduates receive dual diplomas issued by both countries and can choose to enter universities in Canada, the US, or other English-speaking countries. Of note, they also have sister-school relationships with middle schools in Sweden, Korea, Canada, Germany and Japan.
Founding date: 1864. The Sino-Canadian program was founded in 2005.
School type: Middle school
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Tuition fees (2014-2015 Academic Year):
Canadian Student Registration Fee: RMB 13,000/year
Lunch fees: About RMB 15/day; Chinese and Western options
Textbook fee – RMB 5,000/3 years
Age range: 13-18 (Sino-Canadian program can only accept high school students)
Number of students: 1,400. 110 in Sino-Canadian Program.
Nationality of students: Mainly Chinese.
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching languages: Chinese and English
Languages taught: Chinese and English
Class size: 20
Teacher/student ratio: 1:5
School hours: 8.20am-4.35pm
After school activities offered: Daily after-school study hall.
School facilities: Two outdoor playgrounds, Chinese library, English library, two ICT labs and five labs.
Total size of campus: 15,416 sqm
School nurse: Yes
Lunch offered: yes, with Chinese and Western options
Contact: 55 Dengshikou Dajie, Dongcheng District (8511 5150, firstname.lastname@example.org) bj25schooledu.com.cn 东城区灯市口大街55号
Word from a Parent: “My child took part in the Winter Camp in Canada and lived with a local family for a month and got four credits with excellent marks. My child isn’t outstanding in exams, but he is open, optimistic, kind-hearted and has a wide range of interests. And I believe that this benefits from the school’s advanced teaching concept, which is to value the individualized development of students. We considered a lot before we finally made the decision to go to Canadian Certified High School Program in No.25 Middle School. And now, my child grows up in a free environment and he feels happy about this. We feel gratified that my child makes progress every day.”
Liu Jie （parent of Wang Sida, a Chinese student from Grade 10A）
For more information on the guide e-mail email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo courtesy of Beijing No. 25 Middle School