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.
AnRic Little Montessori Room (AnRic) is a small multicultural classroom that caters to children from both local and foreign backgrounds. The school aims to help children develop into self-directed learners, flexible thinkers, creative problem solvers, empathetic citizens and resilient individuals. The foundation of AnRic LMR was built on the Montessori method, however other educational philosophies such as Reggio are also embraced. The school offers a fully bilingual curriculum so that children are immersed in an environment where both English and Chinese are consistently used all day. Children learn in an environment with a true sense of community, with special attention given to issues such as personalized support for separation anxiety. AnRic LMR is a full international member school of the American Montessori Society. The lead teacher has certification by the American Montessori Society as well as dual masters degree in early childhood education and special education.
Founding date: April 2012
School type: International bilingual preschool
Grades offered: Preschool
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? No
Accreditations: Full international member of the American Montessori Society (AMS)
Tuition fees (2014-2015 academic year):
- Application fee: RMB 2,000
- Half day: RMB 7,880
- Full day: RMB 9,280
- Refundable deposit: RMB 5,000
- Lunch fee: RMB 800/month
- Insurance: RMB 180 (students under 3) or RMB 365 (students over 3)
Lunch offered: Catered by government-appointed food company with both Chinese and Western options
Age range: 2.5-6
Number of students: Maximum capacity of 23
Nationality of students: US, Japan, UK, China, New Zealand, Sweden, Colombia, Canada, Finland
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching languages: English and Chinese
Class size: Maximum 23
Teacher/student ratio: 1:5
School hours: 8.30am-12.30pm (half day), 8.30am-3.30pm (full day)
After-school activities: Ice skating, piano, swimming, and ballet. AnRic plans to also introduce drama, golf, and yoga
Special needs programs: Yes, available on a case-by case basis.
School facilities: Indoor gym, outdoor playground, reading area, parents’ room, and piano room
Total area: 300sqm
School nurse or doctor available? No
Contact: 9 Guanghua Lu, Chaoyang District (6591 8169, email@example.com) www.anricedu.com 朝阳区光华路甲9号
Word from a Parent:
"My daughter has been thriving at AnRic Little Montessori Room since she started last fall. I used to be an educator, so the learning pedagogy and quality of teachers were my top considerations. The teachers are excellent and their approach helps students become happy, independent learners. The intimate atmosphere has helped Kaili develop social and leadership skills. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the school."
– Teresa Woodland (US), mother of Kaili (age 6)
For more information on the 2014-2015 School Choice Guide email 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 AnRic