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.
Harrow International School Beijing prides itself on high academic standards that are maintained within a close-knit school community, rich extra-curricular activity programs and high quality pastoral care. All students are assigned a personal tutor who looks after their overall welfare and serves as a liaison between the school and home.
High academic standards and leadership skills are promoted school-wide with a range of enrichment activities to help students develop teamwork and creative thinking skills, as well as independence and responsibility. Students graduating from Harrow Beijing have won places at a range of universities across the world including Princeton, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.
Founding date: 2005
School type: Co-educational day school; Pre-nursery to Sixth Form
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Accreditations: Accredited by all British Examinations Boards including Edexcel, CIE, AQA and OCR. Also a member of FOBISIA, ACAMIS and ISAC. Fully accredited by the Council of International Schools and NEASC.
Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year):
- Application fee: RMB 3,500
- Pre-School (half day) RMB 75,100
- Pre-School (full day) RMB 125,200
- Nursery RMB 125,200
- Reception RMB 156,000
- Year 1-2 RMB 185,700
- Years 3-6 RMB 197,600
- Years 7-9 RMB 216,900
- Years 10-11 RMB 227,400
- Years 12 -13 RMB 242,100
2014-2015 fees were unconfirmed at the time of going to print
Food offered: There is a fair choice of Western, Asian and vegetarian options together with fruit, soup, salads and a range of desserts.
Types of scholarships offered: None
Age range: 2 to 18 years old
Number of students: 800
Nationality of students: 39 different nationalities represented
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Primary teaching language: English
Languages taught: Mandarin, French, Spanish, German and Japanese
Class size: Up to 16 in Pre School to Year 6; up to 22 in Years 7 to 13.
Teacher/student ratio: 1:8
School hours: 8am-3pm (after-school activities 3-4pm)
After school activities offered: Additional modern foreign language classes, sporting activities, various academic and art groups, performing arts and music, sports clubs, cookery club, chess, scrabble, and more.
Extra help offered: Harrow Saturday School offers a range of Cambridge ESOL examination courses
School facilities: The School has a new campus at Hegezhuang with state-of-the-art facilities including geothermal heating and cooling across the campus, 3 sports fields, a multi-function sports hall, fitness gyms, 2 swimming pools, a multi-function theater space, 2 black box theater studios, 13 fully-equipped science laboratories, 6 large music rooms with many smaller practice rooms and a 20,000-volume library.
Total area of campus: 66,600sqm
School nurse: Two clinics are staffed with fully qualified nurses.
Word from a parent:
“I chose Harrow because of its reputation for having the best teachers in Beijing. My three children are very happy there.”
– Annabelle Cleeve (UK) mother of Alice (Year 11) Edward (Year 5) and William (Year 9)
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 Harrow