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 “New World School” promoting Chinese culture and identity in a global context
Keystone Academy, which will enroll its inaugural class in fall 2014, blends distinctive traditions in Eastern, Western and international education to create an academically outstanding “new world school” that promises to be a unique and exciting school option for families in China. The school’s philosophy is based on three educational keystones: bilingual immersion in Chinese and English, building character and community in a residential setting and promoting Chinese culture and identity in a global context. Keystone is a day school through Grade 6 with optional boarding in Grades 7 and 8 and required boarding in Grades 9 through 12.
Founding date: 2014
School type: Foundation year-Grade 12
Tuition fees (2014-2015 Academic Year):
Application fee: No application fee for Year 2014
- One-year tuition:
- Primary School: RMB 220,000
- Middle School: RMB 250,000
Types of scholarships offered: Merit-based
Age range: 5-19
Number of students: Initial enrollment of 280; 1,800 when fully enrolled
Nationality of students: Chinese and international students in a 3:1 ratio
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching language: English and Chinese, depending on the grade
Languages taught: English and Chinese
Class size: 18 (primary), 14 (middle school)
Teacher/student ratio: 1:7
School hours: 8am-3.30pm
After school activities: Sports, music, visual arts, drama and activities related to Chinese traditional culture.
Special needs programs offered: No
Extra help offered: ESL
School facilities: Three libraries, a performing arts center designed by Harvard professor of architecture, science & technology labs, art spaces, an athletic field for soccer, three separate indoor gymnasiums, a 25-meter swimming pool, several squash and tennis courts, a fitness and training center, indoor and outdoor running tracks, safe outdoor play spaces for primary school children and two residence halls.
Total area of campus: 90,000 sqm
School nurse: Yes
Lunch offered: Nutritious Chinese, Western and vegetarian options.
Contact: Houshayu, Shunyi District. (5825 6008, email@example.com) 顺义区后沙峪
Word from a Parent:
“My children are Chinese American and are bilingual and bicultural. My husband and I have researched over 30 elementary schools in Beijing and to be honest, we are having trouble finding a school that is academically rigorous, emphasizes both Chinese and English, and uses a teaching methodology that develops the whole child. I was very excited to read about Keystone Academy and the educational diversity it can bring to China, especially Beijing. “ – Willa AuYeung (U.S.)
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 Keystone