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.
Founded in 2002, the Children’s International Bilingual Academy (CIBA), formerly known as Children’s Learning Center of Beijing, has served the local Chinese and expatriate community in Shunyi for over a decade. CIBA implements an integrated International curriculum based on American & British National Standards. “The Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework” and “Early Years Foundation Stage” known as the EYFS are used by our teachers to guide the planning, implementation and reflection of learning programs that will meet all children’s needs. Both frameworks have a strong emphasis on play-based learning as play is a necessary vehicle for young children’s learning providing the most appropriate stimulus for brain development. The Frameworks also recognize the importance of communication and language including early literacy and numeracy and social and emotional development. CIBA also implements the Chinese Thematic Curriculum.
Founding Date: 2002
Type of school: International Bilingual School
Is the School registered with the Ministry of Education: Yes
School grade levels: Pre-Nursery to Year 2
Tuition Fees (Tuition Fee 2013/2014 School Year): Pre-Nursery – RMB 55,000; Nursery – RMB 60,000; Foundation Stage 1 – RMB 65,000; Reception – RMB 67,500; Year 1 & 2 – RMB 72,000 . Fees inclusive of ABC Music & Me & Professional Dance Classes
Application Fee: RMB 1500 (non refundable)
Lunch fees: snacks & lunch RMB 35 daily. Onsite kitchen provides nutritious Western & Chinese dishes.
Transportation fees: RMB 30-70 daily depending on location. Door to door service.
Age of Students: 15 months to 7 years old
Number of Students: 85
Students accepted: Local Chinese and international students accepted.
Nationality of Students: USA, European, German, Swedish,Norwegian, British, Australian, Chinese
Primary Teaching Language: English/Chinese
Languages Taught: English/Chinese
Class Size: Pre-Nursery – 10; Nursery – 16; FS1 – 20; Reception – 20; Year 1 & 2 – 12
Teacher –student ratios: Pre-Nursery 1:3; Nursery 1:4; FS1 – 1:5; Reception – 1:6; Year 1 & 2 – 1:7
School hours: 8.30am to 4pm
After school activities: ESL/CSL, Tutoring, Dance & Drama, Singing/Choir, Piano & Chinese Arts. “Little Gems” Mommy & Me incl. ABC Music & Me
Summer Camp: July – August
School facilities: Music & dance room and extra playing area, multi-purpose room, dance studio, library and large outdoor purpose built playground and private garden that extends between both buildings. Equipment includes, 2 sandpits, large trampoline, climbing equipment/ropes and slides etc.
School nurse: Yes
Contacts: 3052-3056 Gahood International Villas, Shunyi District (8046 7082 (Eng/Ch), 8046 3122 (English only), firstname.lastname@example.org (English) and email@example.com (Chinese) www.cibabeijing.com 北京市顺义区后沙峪嘉浩别墅3052/3056
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 CIBA