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.
In August 2005, Dulwich College first opened its doors to students in Beijing. Since then the College has grown and now has three campuses with approximately 1,450 students on roll ranging in age from 12 months to 18 years. The school has outstanding ICT facilities with an extremely modern approach. They have a one-to-one laptop policy for students in Years 8 and higher and utilize a Virtual Learning Environment for the entire student faculty. Dulwich College Beijing is accredited by the Council of International Schools and Western Association of School and Colleges, and was named British International School of the Year 2011. The school is grounded in the 400 years of educational excellence and innovation of our founding and partner school, Dulwich College London and part of the Dulwich network of schools in Shanghai, Suzhou, Seoul and Singapore (2014).
Founding Date: 2005
School type: International school based on the English National Curriculum and IB DP program
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Accreditation: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, Council of International Schools, National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, The International Baccalaureate, Cambridge International Examinations, International Awards, London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, Edxecel
Tuition fees (2012-2013 Academic Year*): Early Years: 69,400- 176,000 RMB; Grades 1-12: 176,000- 229,650 RMB (*Prices quoted at the time of publication).
Lunch fee: Approx. RMB 6,600/year; smartcard (junior and senior school). Catered by Culinary Capers with vegetarian, Western, and Chinese options.
Age range: 1-18
Number of students: 1,450
Nationality of students: Over 45 nationalities
Do you accept Chinese students? No
Do you accept foreign students? Yes
Primary teaching language: English
Languages taught: Chinese, French, Spanish and German
Class size: 16-21
Teacher/student ratio: 1:4 (early years); 1:21(high school)
School hours: 8.30am-3.30pm (Early Years); 8.15am-3.40pm (Junior and Senior School)
After school activities: Robotics, student press, Model United Nations, movie making, School of Rock, jive dancing, orienteering, cooking, creative writing, numerous sports teams and more
Special needs support: Learning Support, EAL and Gifted and Talented. The English Bridge Program (The Bridge) is offered to full-time students who need intensive support to develop their English Language capacity in order to qualify for admission to Dulwich College Beijing. This program is available to limited number of students aged 9 – 14 (Years 5 – 9 / Grades 4 – 8).
School facilities: Extensive sports facilities including a sports dome, a multi-purpose sports hall, six tennis courts, football pitch, rugby pitch and cricket pitch. The school building houses the 300-seat Edward Alleyn Theatre, Black Box theatre, spacious music rooms, two ICT suites including one dedicated only to music, and light, airy art rooms. two new libraries, and a state of the art theatre that seats 602.
School nurse: Yes, qualified nurses on site from International SOS Clinic.
Contact: Legend Garden Campus, 89 Capital Airport Road, Shunyi District (6454 9000, email@example.com), 北京市顺义区首都机场路89号丽京花园7区Riviera Main Campus, 1 Xiangjiang Beilu, Jingshun Lu, Chaoyang District(8450 7676) www.dulwich-beijing.cn 北京市朝阳区京顺路香江北路1号香江花园
Word from a parent:
We chose Dulwich College Beijing for our daughters because of the outstanding international British programme that is well balanced in academics, sports, drama and music. We also liked that although the main language is English, DCB offers mandatory Mandarin Chinese as well as additional Spanish, French and German as European languages. We are very happy that our daughters can enjoy the advantages of an international education and simultaneously be prepared for returning to university in Germany. University counselors at Dulwich also start talking with parents and students as early as in Year 11 (Grade 10), alongside organizing a series of talks about university choices designed to make the whole process less stressful as you feel more educated and better prepared. As a parent who likes to be involved, I really enjoy the community feel at Dulwich and my volunteer hours at the parent run Coffee and Books café at the school. Parents are selling coffee and homemade cakes; it’s all great fun for a worthy cause.
Christiane Zhu – Lambrecht (German), mother of Rebecca (16), Hanna (13)
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 DCB