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 on March 1 and 2, 2014.
Located on Liangmaqiao Lu, the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) offers classes ranging from Montessori Nursery to Grade 12. CISB is a three-program IB World School: Primary Years Program, Middle Years Program and Diploma Program. Graduates obtain a Canadian (New Brunswick) High School Diploma and the opportunity to complete the full IB Diploma. The student body currently represents over 60 nationalities.
Founding date: 2006
School type: International School
Grades offered: Montessori Nursery and Pre-K; Canadian-based curriculum in grades K-12; IB’s PYP, MYP and Diploma Programs
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Accreditations: ACAMIS, UNESCO, IB World School
Tuition fees (2014-2015 academic year): Montessori Nursery: RMB 76,600 (half day, 4.5 hours), RMB 106,000 (full day, 7 hours); Pre-Kindergarten: RMB 121,800 (full day); Kindergarten: RMB 121,800; Elementary Grades 1-5: RMB 158,800; Middle Grades 6-8: RMB 160,400; High Grades 9-10: RMB 179,000
Application fee: RMB 1,800
Transportation fee: RMB 8,800 to RMB 12,600 (roundtrip, depending on distance)
Lunch fee: RMB 27/day
Lunch offered: Asian and Western set menus
Age range: 18 months-18 years
Number of students: 1,100
Nationality of students: Over 60 nationalities represented
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Primary teaching language: English
Other languages taught: Chinese, French and Korean
Class size: Max 25
Teacher/student ratio: Average 1:20
School hours: 8.20am-3.35pm
After-school activities: Athletic, music, drama, community service clubs as well as an extensive after-school paid activity program
Extra help offered: In-school English as Additional Language Program (EAL), After-school tutoring program available.
School facilities: 90 classrooms (Smartboard technology), one-to-one laptop program (middle/high), computer labs, two libraries, 3 science laboratories, fine arts and music laboratories, 350 seat lecture theatre, 500-seat auditorium, 3 gymnasiums, 25m swimming pool and a wading pool, athletic field, dance studio, full-service cafeteria, supervised outdoor playground, medical and dental clinic.
Total area: 38,000sqm
School nurse or doctor available? Full-time nurse and health clinic onsite.
Contact: 38 Liangma Qiao Lu, Chaoyang District (6465 7788, email@example.com) www.cisb.com.cn 朝阳区亮马桥路38号
Word from a Parent:
"CISB’s school community is multicultural, warm and welcoming. The school is mid-sized and this allows teachers to get to know their students’ individual needs and to teach to their different learning styles. This school offers a strong Montessori nursery program and has the IB program throughout all grade levels from pre-K to 12. It is obvious that the teachers are genuinely passionate about education and each student’s success. The school has excellent facilities which contribute to the development of the whole child. CISB is a wonderful learning community where students can grow and develop well rounded skills!"
Grace Esty (Canada), mother of Lila (age 2)
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 participating in our upcoming School Choice Fair on March 1-2, 2014, please e-mail email@example.com. To pre-register for the School Choice Fair click here.
Photo courtesy of CISB