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.
A nationally recognized school with programs catering to international students Beijing No. 4 High School is a pilot middle school and high school, a member of UNESCO, and one of the oldest key schools in Beijing. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the school has taught over 35,000 Chinese and foreign students. The main campus includes an international department, which was established in 2002. department offers Chinese language courses, diploma courses, and prep courses for higher education to a diverse student body from South Korea, Japan, the US, the UK, Canada and elsewhere. Foreign students who pass HSK level 6 have the option of integrating into the school’s Chinese curriculum.
Beijing No. 4 also has a newly established international campus that accepts both Chinese and international student. Here they follow an American curriculum, with small classes and dedicated local teachers from the main campus who work alongside a team of foreign teachers.
Founding date: 1907 School type (main campus middle and high school), 2012 (new international campus)
Type of school: Chinese public high school with a Sino-American cooperative high school program
Grades offered: 7-12 (main campus), 10-12 (new international campus)
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Accreditations: Currently being reviewed for WASC accreditation.
Tuition fees (2014-2015 Academic Year):
Main Campus International Department (local curriculum): RMB 50,000 a year
Scholarship (Local curriculum only): Yes
Sino-American High School Program: RMB 100,000 a year
Accommodation: RMB 320 per semester
Lunch: RMB 25 per meal
Age range: 12-18 (main campus), 15-18 (new international campus)
Number of students: 2,700 (main campus), 145 (new international campus)
Nationalities of students: 26 countries. Sino-American High School
Program: 95% Chinese.
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching languages: Chinese (main campus), English (new international campus)
Class size: 40-50 (main campus international department), 16-21 (new international campus)
Teacher/student ratio: 1:7 (main campus international department), 1:6 (new international campus)
School hours: 8am-4pm (main campus), 8am-5pm (new international campus)
After school activities: Main campus has nearly 60 student clubs, including swimming, wushu, dancing, chorus, orchestra, calligraphy, painting, science, technology, Model United Nations and more. The new international campus has over 20 student clubs, including Psychology Club, Chinese Magazine Club, TV Club, Photography Club and a Science Club.
School facilities: Main campus has a 44 meter athletic field, basketball courts, ping pong tables, fitness center, 1,200-person theater, auditorium etc. The new international campus has 22 standard classrooms; 5 labs/special classrooms for Chemistry, Physics, Technology, Biology, Music/Art; library, auditorium and multi-function room; athletic and fitness facilities and a 120-bed students dormitory etc.
Total area of campus: 43,000 sqm (main campus), 8,743 sqm (new international campus)
School doctor/nurse available? Yes
Lunch offered: Mainly Chinese food.
Main Campus: A2 Xihuangchenggen Beijie, Xicheng District (6653 9752, 6617 3886, email@example.com) www.bhsf.cn 西城区西皇城根北街甲2号
New international campus: 2 Zongmaotoutiao, Xitiejianghutong, Xicheng District. (6653 9977) www.bhsf.cn 西城区西铁匠胡同宗帽头条2号
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 Beijing No.4 High School