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.
Located just south of the China World Trade center, New Garden International Kindergarten has both Chinese and native English-speaking teachers on its staff. The school offers a fun and enriching curriculum that enables students to flourish in both Chinese and Western education systems. Equipped with a children’s kitchen, library, and indoor and outdoor play areas, New Garden International School provides a warm and peaceful child-centered environment for students to develop and learn in. The school accepts students 2-6 years of age, with extracurricular classes available for kids up to 12 years of age.
Founding date: 2008
School type: International bilingual kindergarten
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Tuition fees (2014-2015 Academic Year):
- Yearly tuition (ages 2-6): RMB 42,000
- Materials fee: RMB 800/year
- Food fee: RMB 750 per month
Food offered: Organic produce; Chinese and Western food
Types of scholarships offered: N/A
Age range: 2-6
Number of students: 235
Nationality of students: US, China, UK, France, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Israel, and more
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching language: English and Chinese
Languages taught: Chinese and English
Class size: 25
School Hours: 7.40am-5pm
Teacher/student ratio: 1:5
After school activities offered: Art, dance, science, wushu, piano and calligraphy
School facilities: Children’s kitchen, library, indoor and outdoor play areas
Total area of campus: Fuilicheng Campus: 2,500sqm; Wanke Campus: 4,500sqm
School nurse: Yes
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- Bldg 7, Wanke Lanshan (northwest of Yaowahu Bridge), 3 Nanmofang Lu, Dongsihuan, Chaoyang District (136 0124 7394, email@example.com) 朝阳区东四环南磨房路3号院（窑洼湖桥西北角）万科蓝山小区幼儿园
Word from a parent:
“We are satisfied with the level of care and education that our child is receiving. My husband and I think that the teacher-child bond is very important and the teachers made the right impression on our child. We were very impressed when we learned of a parent who had complained about a certain teacher’s attitude to the school and immediate action was taken by the school. I have had the experience of a local school that just argued and denied wrongdoing.
"My husband and I appreciate the daily reports which New Garden makes a point of giving us. Teachers take parents’ requests about taking note of the children’s daily attitude and emotions seriously. Compared to other local schools, the school excels in this aspect.
"On the first three days of accompanying Benji at school, I saw the teachers give the kids a chance to express themselves. At storytelling time, the teacher encouraged children to give their ideas and this promotes the progressive education level that we as foreigners appreciate. Overall, we are very happy with New Garden and are looking forward to the progress of both our child and the school.”
– Ruby Shiu (Canadian), mother of Benjamin van Meerendonk (5)
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 New Garden International School