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.
Open to all Scandinavian students in the city, the Swedish School Beijing follows the Swedish curriculum that guides students to work towards “Nationella prov” in Swedish, English and Math. The school has small classes that enable each child’s progress to be individually monitored, lending extra support as required.
Founding date: 1994
School type: Swedish kindergarten and primary school
Grades Offered: Nursery to Grade 6
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): Pre school- half day (2 year olds) – RMB 50,000 per year; full day (2-3 year olds) – RMB 80,000 per year; 4 year olds – RMB 105,000 per year; 5 year olds – RMB 115,000 per year; Grades 1-4 – RMB 110,000 per year; Grade 5-6 – RMB 120,000 (hot lunch, fruit and all material is included in the price)
Application fee: RMB 1,500
Transportation fee: River Garden, Yosemite, Rose & Ginko – RMB 7,000 per year; Riviera – RMB 9,800RMB per year; Downtown – RMB 12,000 per year
Age range: 2-12
Number of students: 80
Nationality of students: Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching language: Swedish
Languages taught: English and Chinese
Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:8
Class size: 10 (Nursery), 15 (Pre-K and Kindergarten), 8-20 (Grade 1-6)
School hours: 8.30am-3.00pm
After school activities: Dance, track & field, homework club, drama, Chinese and other activities.
Special needs programs offered: Yes
School facilities: Pre-school and school buildings. Classrooms with Smart Board technology, two libraries; for children and adults, crafts room, PE Hall, music room, cafeteria and a spacious outdoor playground with soccer field.
Total area of campus: 6,000 sqm
School nurse: None available.
Lunch offered: Chinese and Western food (price included in tuition)
Contact: Gahood Villa, Xibaixinzhuang, Houshayu, Shunyi District. (6456 0826, email@example.com) www.ssbchina.se, 顺义区后沙峪镇西白辛庄 嘉浩别墅城101318
Word from a Parent:
"We felt that having our child know the Swedish language was an important factor for us when we move back to Sweden. We felt the Swedish School was a safe choice because the children were only 2 ½ when they started – it was the obvious choice for us as we were only planning on staying in Beijing for a couple of years. At the Swedish school the children are part of the Swedish culture and learn the social codes that they will meet when they go back to Sweden. The atmosphere is great! Most kids know each other and the older likes to play with the younger ones. I also appreciate the children learn Chinese and English from young age."
– Anna and Johan Centerman, parents of Saga and Sigge (Trollen preschool group)
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 Swedish School