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.
The motto of the Russian Children’s Education Center is “To know, to feel, to do,” signifying a commitment to hands-on learning. The Russian-centered program seeks to nurture children’s cognitive activity, curiosity, and desire for self-knowledge while stimulating their imagination and developing creativity, speech, and intellectual abilities. The school focuses on increasing children’s self-awareness and establishing an environment of emotional support. Learning materials feature the super popular animal characters from the Russian animation Smeshariki, also known in China as Kaixinqiu (开心球).
Founding Date: January 2011
School type: Russian preschool, kindergarten, grade school, and culture center with bilingual Russian/English program
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? No
Tuition fees (2013-2012 Academic Year): RMB 6,500/month (full day); RMB 5,000/month (half day)
Lunch fee: Lunch is included in the tuition fees for preschool and kindergarten, but Grade 1 students from the new school program pack their own lunch. Includes Russian and European cuisine.
Transportation fee: Varies according to distance and frequency. Most parents pick their kids up, but RCEC has the option of being dropped off at home if pre-arranged with the school.
Age range: 3-12
Number of students: 150
Nationality of students: Russia, US, Hungary, Israel, Belarus, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and more
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching language: Russian
Languages taught: Russian, Chinese, English
Class size: 20
Teacher/student ratio: 1:10
School hours: 8.30am-6pm
After school activities: Music, art, English, and Chinese
Total area of campus in square meters: 650 square meters
School facilities: Brand new campus with nearby park, spacious classrooms with large work areas, big bright windows for natural light, and children’s furniture. Classrooms are tailored to meet the developmental needs of each age group.
Contact: Rm 101, 1/F, Bldg 2, Qiumadu, 2 Shangjialou Lu, Chaoyang District (8436 1864, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.smeshariki.cn.com 朝阳区尚家楼路2号院裘马都2号楼1层101
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 RCEC