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.
Maple Children’s House is American Montessori School certified and the only early childhood education center started by an international school (Maple International Academy). The classes follow the Montessori principles and offer a world class education for kids aged 0 to 6 years old. At MCH, kids have the ability to explore the natural world with our outdoor patio and 45mu of organic farmland. As a quality control measure, the resources used are professional Montessori teaching materials. The Montessori school offers 10 courses which include Montessori Sensorial Program, Music Culture, Life Art, Jolly Phonics, Science, Happy Kitchen, Virtue Education, Music Theory, and our Pre-Kindergarten. All of MIA classes are taught in English. There is an equal number of Chinese and foreign teachers.
Founding date: 2012
School type: Local school
Registered with China’s Ministry of Education: Yes
Accreditations: American Montessori School (all the teachers are AMS, AMI or NAMC certificated)
Application fee: RMB 680
Tuition Fees (2013-2014 Academic Year): RMB 6, 000 to RMB 24, 900 per course package
Lunch: No lunch for parent-child classes. Pre-kindergarten classes have lunch. Organic food from their own farm.
Scholarships offered: None
Age range: 0-6
Number of students: over 600
Nationality of students: 90 percent Chinese students, 10 percent foreign students.
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching languages: Chinese and English
Languages taught: Chinese and English
Class size: 10 maximum for parent-child classes, and 16 maximum for pre-kindergarten class.
Teacher/student ratio: 1:5 in our parent-child classes and 1:4 in our pre-kindergarten class.
School hours: Parent-child classes varies; 9:00 am – 12:30 am from Tuesday to Friday (Pre-K).
Special needs programs: accepts children with special needs
School facilities: multi-purpose hall, maternal and child nursing rooms, maternal and child restroom, patio, and 45mu of farmland
Total Area of Campus: 1, 200 indoor area plus 45 mu of farmland
School nurse: Yes
Contact: Onghui Road Number 16, Four-Ring North Road, Haidian District ,Beijing (5872 0909, email@example.com) www.mch0-6.com 北京市海淀区西四环北路通汇路16号
Word from a parent:
We have been going to MCH for just over a year now. We really enjoy the environment that MCH provides, it is safe, warm and inspiring that ensures a healthy development. Before we came to MCH little Rita was lazy and would not follow games we would play with her, also communicating and understanding her needs lead to a very frustrating time, now we are extremely proud and happy with Rita, she is very receptive to the world, her focus is strong she is independent and thanks to the baby sign program they teach, we can communicate her needs very well, which has reduced the terrible tantrums we used to have with her. Rita is me and my wife’s first child and the teachers are always there to support us with their knowledge and understanding of many issues that inevitable happen throughout a child’s childhood. We love Rita very much and would not trust anywhere else to take her now after many bad experiences in other early years centers.
Drew Delaney (US)Rita Delaney 18 months
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 Maple Children’s House