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.
Springboard International Bilingual School (SIBS) is where children come from all around the world to work and learn together in a safe, friendly, educational environment. The international curriculum is complemented by two daily instructional courses for Chinese language and math. SIBS’ teachers are dedicated professionals from the UK and the US. The new Middle School opens August 2014.
Founding date: April 2002
School type: International bilingual scjool
Grades Offered: Kindergarten to Grade 6, high school
Is the School Registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 60,000 (kindergarten), RMB 90,000 (Grade 1-6), RMB 90,000 (Grade 10-12)
Application fee: RMB 10,000
Lunch fee: RMB 25/day, international weekly menu. Chinese/Western menu with vegetarian and Halal options.
Transportation fee: RMB 7,000-12,000
Types of scholarships offered: Offered on a case-by-case basis.
Age range: 4-18
Number of students: 100+
Nationality of students: Europe, South Korea, Africa, Canada, China, US, Singapore
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching language: English
Languages taught: English and Chinese
Class size: Max 20, min 5
Teacher/student ratio: 1:15
School hours: 8.30am-3.10pm or 4.10pm
After school activities: Offered twice a week from 3.10-4pm on Tue and Thu
Special needs programs offered: Several teachers have SEN teaching experience so provisions can be made.
Extra help offered: ESL tutoring School
School facilities: Specialist grade teaching classrooms, an ESL classroom, a school library, a science classroom, a music/dance studio, an art classroom, an outdoor jungle gym, and a multi sports soccer field and track with Astroturf.
School Nurse: Yes
Contact Details: Gucheng Village, 15 Huosha Lu, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District. (8049 0307 Chinese/Korean, Harry Brookfield 186 1236 3447 English, firstname.lastname@example.org) 顺义区后沙峪镇火沙路古城段15 号www.sibs.com.cn
Word from a parent:
“Springboard has been a wonderful choice school for our daughter Lily. We have been so happy with the support that we have received from the Springboard staff and her wonderful teacher Ms. Sarah. As newcomers to Beijing we were a little worried about Lily’s education while living in China and we were so pleased when we found SIBS because not only was it affordable but it offered her a wonderful education that was closer to the American curriculum that we were used to back in the United States. We were also very excited when they started offering swimming and Lily has really enjoyed her swim classes that are offered through SIBS. We are also pleased with how well she is picking up Chinese through her Chinese language and math courses offered through SIBS. Overall, the staff has been really supportive of Lily’s education and the President and Principle Charlie really go out of their way to make us as parents feel good that our child is receiving the best care and education China has to offer.”
Laura Lyman, USA, mother of Lily ( 5)
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 SIBS