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.
The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China (commonly known in China as Renda Fuzhong, abbreviated to RDFZ) has developed relationships and partnerships with 46 schools overseas, including Thomas Jefferson Science High School and Phillips Academy Andover in USA, Eton College in UK, etc. In addition to its Chinese training courses and standard Chinese curriculum, the school offers British A-Level, IBDP and American AP courses. Faculty consists of over 60 international teachers and more than 200 international students from over 20 different countries. Each year, over 85% of the international graduates are admitted into such renowned universities as Beijing Uniersity, Tsinghua University and Renmin University of China.
Founding date: 1950
School type: A Key Public School under the direct leadership of Ministry of Education
Grades Offered: Grade 7-12
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
School Qualification: RDFZ is a key public high school under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education. Approved by Beijing Education Commission and Beijing Foreign Affairs Office of Beijing Municipal Government, the International Section of RDFZ was set up in April 2002 to recruit international students.
Tution fees (2014-2015 Academic Year):
Tuition for each semester:
Chinese Training Class：RMB 21,800 per semester
Regular Class：RMB 25,000 per semester
British A-LEVEL Program：RMB 40,000 per semester
American AP Program：RMB 45,000 per semester
IBDP：RMB 50,000 per semester
Application/registration Fee: None
Accommodation Fees for students living on campus：
Room for 3 persons: RMB 6,200 per bed per semester
Room for 2 persons: RMB 9,300 per bed per semester
Personal expenses on the basis of personal needs include：
School uniforms, books, food, student visa fee (RMB 400), Insurance for foreign students (RMB 600), Social activities (to be decided on the actual cost).
Scholarships offered: RDFZ offers such scholarships to the international students as Scholarship for Excellent Students and Scholarship for Excellent Graduates.
Age range: 12-16 (foreign passport holder with the legal guardian in Beijing during his/her study period at RDFZ.)
Number of current international students: 205
Nationality of students: Korea, USA, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Japan, Kazakhstan and etc.
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching languages: Chinese and English
Languages taught: Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Russian, Korean, etc.
Class size: Ranges from 5 to 45 students per class
Teacher/student ratio: 1:9
School hours: 8am-4.30pm
After school activities: RDFZ offers a variety of clubs and activities based on students’ interests, including sports, film festivals, animation exhibitions, photographic and painting shows, etc.
School facilities: Gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, soccer field with a 400-meter track around it, basketball and volleyball courts, library with regular and electronic reading spaces both for students and teachers and various science laboratories. There is also a large canteen with first-class facilities and a 30,000-square-meter student dormitory.
Total area of campus: 100,000 sqm
School nurse: On-site clinic with doctors and nurses.
Meals offered: The school canteen provides students and teachers three meals daily with a large variety of foods.
Contact: The International Section of Renda Fuzhong, 37 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District. (6251 3962, 6251 2094, 6251 3962 fax, firstname.lastname@example.org) 海淀区中关村大街37号人大附中国际部 www.rdfz.cn
Word from a Parent:
“My son was born in the US, where he was accustomed to a more liberal education. We were concerned about his ability to adapt to the Chinese education system when we moved back … but now I feel really fortunate to have chosen RDFZ. My son’s class teacher, in particular, has created a lot of opportunities for my son to participate in different kinds of activities where he could play his strong points of using English, thus his self-confidence was built up and his sense of belonging to his class was enhanced. The math teacher emphasizes developing student’s interest and believes that it is the best way to help students to improve their grades. The teachers from the International Section have been using various methods to encourage my son for his progress. The students of RDFZ are active, lovely and friendly. My son was quickly able to make a lot of friends, which is really important for a boy of his age.”
– Hu Xinli, mother of Chen Haobo (US, Grade 9)
For more information on the 2014-2015 School Choice 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 RCFZ