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.
A division of the local high school attached to Tsinghua University, Tsinghua International School integrates progressive American educational philosophies with Chinese educational perspectives. The primary school curriculum follows the Bank Street Model of education,in which “lively intellectual curiosities turn the world into an exciting laboratory andkeep one ever a learner.” The secondary school encourages students to explore a wide variety of interests, develop exceptional academic skills and become motivated self-directed learners. The curriculum prepares students for universities in the US, Canada, and other Western countries.
Founding date: 2008
School type: International day and boarding school
Grades offered: Grades 1-12
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Accreditation: Candidate school for WASC
Tuition fees (2013-2014 Academic Year):
Application fee: RMB 1,000 in cash (non-refundable)
Secondary school: RMB 99,000 per year
Primary School: RMB 89,000 per year
Lunch: RMB 10-20 per meal
School Bus: Varies according to route
Dormitory (boarding students only): RMB 18,000 per year with RMB 1,000 security deposit
Age range: 6-18
Number of students: 360
Nationalities of students: American, Canadian, Korean, Japanese, Hong Kong
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Primary teaching language: English
Languages taught: English, Chinese and Spanish
Class size: Max 20 (primary); Max 25 (secondary)
Teacher/student ratio: 1:5
School hours: 8am-3.20pm
Extra help offered: ESL supports classes for Grades 1-10
After school activities: Sports, Model UN, Newspaper Club, World Scholars’ Cup and Debate Clubs etc.
School facilities: Library, outdoor playground, Apple Multimedia Lab, PC Lab, iPads in the Primary school, high school science Labs, shared full-size stadium, dining hall, multiple auditoriums, all classrooms are equipped with SmartBoards.
School nurse: Yes, shared with Tsinghua High School.
Lunch offered: Chinese, Western and vegetarian options.
Contact: Inside Tsinghua High School campus, Zhongguancun Beilu (northwest of Tsinghua University), Haidian District (6279 7000, 6277 1477, email@example.com) www.this.edu.cn 海淀区中关村北大街清华大学西北侧清华附中校园内
Word from a Parent:
“The kids could not wait to start school during the first week of arrival. It was good to get assigned into classrooms where we get to meet with the classroom head teachers. It’s obvious that they enjoy working with kids. I appreciate their open communication and willingness to try to accommodate my kids’ needs for challenges. The field trip was an awesome way to start school. The Chinese class provided my kids the needed challenge to be engaged in learning. The teacher assistants took good care of my kids. They let me know that my kids were not eating well through good observations, allowing us to planned packed lunch to keep them from starving. It was good to have the opportunity to talk to the Primary Director and to learn more about the teaching philosophy of the school and the primary classrooms. This allows me to have a full picture and consider all aspects before the final decision. I appreciate that she made time out of her busy schedule to meet with me.”
Value Quraishi (US), mother of Faisal (9) and Yasmeen (7)
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 Tsinghua International School