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.
Pakistan Embassy College Beijing is a full-time, co-educational, English-medium school which offers internationally recognized CIE University of Cambridge, IGCSE/GCE ‘O’ level (after 10 years of formal education) and International ‘AS’ and ‘A’ level (after 12 years of formal education) programs. For Pakistani students, the College offers Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) approved syllabi for Secondary School Certificate (IX, X) and Higher Secondary School Certificate (XI, XII). The College caters to children of expatriate Pakistanis as well as diplomatic staff posted in Beijing and the international community. In 2012, the College had students from 58 different nationalities of the world. Faculty of the College consists of highly qualified staff employed both from Pakistan and locally. All senior staff members hold at least a masters degree in their respective discipline as well as teaching qualifications. All staff are vastly experienced in delivering Pakistani and international education and are selected from top institutions of Pakistan. The Ambassador of Pakistan to China is the Ex- Officio Chairman of the Board of Governors of the College.
Founding date: 1969
Type of school: International school
Grades offered: Kindergarten to HSSC (for Pakistani students only); Kindergarten to CIE ‘AS’/’A’ Level (for Pakistani and Non-Pakistani students)
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Accorded special permission to establish the College.
Accreditation: The College is accredited by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Federal Board of Intermediate & Secondary Education (FBISE) Islamabad.
Tuition fees (2013-2014 academic year): RMB 36,480 (LKG to Class I); RMB 42,480 (Class II to V); RMB 46,080 (Class VI to VIII); RMB 62,880 (O Levels); RMB 74,880 (A Levels)
Application fee: RMB 500
Admission Fee (Payable once at the time of admission): RMB 3,040 (LKG to Class I); RMB 3,540 (Class II to V); RMB 3,840 (Class VI to VIII); RMB 5,240 (O Levels); RMB 6,240 (A Levels)
Security Deposit (Refundable): RMB 1,500
Transportation fee: RMB 700
Examination Fee (Annual): RMB 200
Age range: 4 years to 19 years
Number of students: 400
Nationality of students: About 58 nationalities (Top five nationalities)
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Primary teaching language: English
Other languages taught: Urdu, Chinese
Class size: 5 (min)-25 (max)
Teacher/student ratio: 1: 8
School hours: 08:00 am to 01:40 pm (Grade LKG to Grade III); 08:00 am to 02:50 pm (Grade IV to HSSC/O’/AS & A’ Levels)
After-school activities offered: Martial Arts Class, Arabic Language Class, Chinese Language Class
Extra help offered: Summer classes (during summer vacation on a need basis)
School facilities: Facilities of the College include separate, dedicated play areas for different age groups, laboratories, library, and athletic facilities.
Total area of campus, square meters: 2,000
School nurse/doctor: Yes
Contacts: Embassy of Pakistan Compound, 1 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District (65321905, 65326660 (Ext. 2115), email@example.com) www.pecbj.com北京朝阳区东直门外大街1号巴基斯坦大使馆内
Word from a parent:
“I stumbled upon Pakistan Embassy College Beijing through an Internet search. I posted queries on the Internet about the reputation of the school and received positive feedback. I then visited the school myself and found out that the College imparts international education at a very affordable cost. Meeting with the Principal, the staff and the students quelled a lot of my fears that are generally associated with Asian schools and was pleasantly surprised to learn that the school has a thoroughly international outlook. I am fully satisfied with the studies of two of my children, son Oliver Pritchett (O’ levels) and daughter Samantha Pritchett (grade V). The school offers a loving, caring environment and a host of co-curricular activities. The school has a well established cultural exchange and guest speaker programme which helped my children to blend in as well as broaden their mental horizons. If you are looking to find a small but well organized international school that offers instruction at very affordable cost, Pakistan Embassy College Beijing should be your first take.
Gloria Pritchett (Greece), mother of Oliver (16) and Samantha (11)
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