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.
Beijing Collegiate Academy (BCA) aims to educate future global leaders and build China’s leading international bilingual school by combining the strengths of the Canadian and Chinese curricula. With licensed Canadian and Chinese teachers, students have the opportunity to become fluent in both Chinese and English, allowing them to build a unique perspective and foundation to their university and professional careers. Located on the east side of Chaoyang Park, BCA features purpose-built classrooms and sports facilities, as well as world-class teachers.
Founding date: 2012
Type of school: Bilingual K-12 school with a Canadian/Chinese curriculum
Grades offered: Kindergarten-Grade 12 (currently accepting K-4 for 2014-2015)
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? No, but BCA is currently undergoing the registration process.
Accreditations: BCA will be accredited with the BC Ministry of Education once the Chinese registration is complete.
Tuition fees (2014-2015 academic year):
- Application Fee: RMB 2,000
- New student fee: RMB 5,000
- Kindergarten: RMB 142,000
- Grades 1-2: RMB 173,200
- Grades 3-4: RMB 175,300
- Uniform fee: RMB 1,830 (includes winter, summer, and PE kits)
- Lunch: RMB 5,000/year
- Bus (optional): RMB 8,500-11,500 depending on the distance
Lunch offered: Compulsory for all full-time students. BCA offers a blend of Chinese and Western cuisine.
Age range: 5-18
Number of students: Maximum capacity of about 1,000 (K-12), currently five classes open
Nationality of students: Currently includes US, China, and South Korea. BCA aims to maintain a student population of 50 percent foreigners, 50 percent Chinese.
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching language: English (70 percent of day)
Other languages taught: Chinese (30 percent of day)
Class size: Maximum 25
Teacher/student ratio: 1:5
School hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.50 pm (3.50-4.50pm when there are ASAs)
After-school activities: Drama, taekwondo, soccer, music, dance, art, calligraphy, Chinese painting, and more
Extra help offered: English as an Additional Language (EAL), Chinese as an Additional Language (CAL)
School facilities: SmartBoard technology in all classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, three soccer fields, ICT rooms, four music rooms, and a primary school playground. A swimming pool, black box theater, gymnasium and auditorium are scheduled to open in summer 2014.
Total area: 34,000sqm
School nurse or doctor available? Yes,BCA has a full-time doctor on campus.
Contact: 10 Upper East Side, Dongfeng Nanlu, Chaoyang District (5681 2555) www.ccaschools.cn 朝阳区东风南路阳光上东10号
Word from a Parent:
"BCA was a wonderful placement for our son. The combined Canadian and Chinese curriculum provides students with bilingual fluency and understanding of world cultures and variety of life skills. It prepares students for global life. The school has an individual approach to each student and provides a creative and enthusiastic learning environment. The teachers are very supportive and focus on each child’s individual needs. I see the school to lay sound groundwork for my son to thrive academically, master several languages and become a better and confident thinker and problem solver."
– Michaela Wey (US), mother of Jimmy Wey (Grade 1)
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 BCA