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.
An affiliate member of the American Montessori Society (AMS), MSB has been teaching preschool and elementary students for 22 years. The school is also affiliated with the International Montessori Teaching Institute (IMTI), which provides ongoing professional training and development to all MSB lead teachers and assistant teachers.
Founding date: 1990
School type: Montessori pre-school and elementary school
Grades offered: Nursery-Grade 6
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Tuition fees (2013-2014 academic year):
Application Fee (credited towards school fees): RMB 2,000
Nursery (ages 1.5-3): RMB 95,000 (half day) or RMB 140,000 (full day); Kindergarten (ages 3-5): RMB 98,000 (half day) or RMB 145,000 (full day) ; Reception (age 5): RMB 163,000 ;
Elementary (ages 6-12): RMB 169,000
Transportation fee: RMB 9,000-13,000/year
Lunch fee: RMB 6,300/year
Lunch offered: The menu changes monthly and alternates between Chinese and Western dishes.
Age range: 1.5-12
Number of students: 365
Nationality of students: US, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Sweden, France, Denmark, and more
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Primary teaching languages: English and Chinese
Class size: Maximum 24
Teacher/student ratio: 1:4, 1:6 or 1:8 depending on student age
School hours: 8.30am-3.45pm
After-school activities: Language clubs, football, baking, wushu, swimming, dancing, scuba diving and more.
School facilities: The MSB campus is made up of two main buildings that house the preschool, reception and elementary classrooms, art and music studios, children’s kitchens, libraries and Coffee Stops, refreshments areas run by the MSB Parents’ Association. There is also a multi-purpose hall featuring an indoor ball court and stage, two playing fields, two basketball courts, a running track, a sandbox and four playgrounds – one each for nursery, kindergarten, reception and elementary. Throughout the grounds are bamboo and rock gardens, planters and trees, ensuring no shortage of nature.
Total area: 10,000sqm
School nurse or doctor available? Yes
Contact: Bldg 8, 2A Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District (6432 8228, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.msb.edu.cn 顺义区香江北路甲2号院8号楼
Word from a Parent:
“MSB is a truly amazing school. My son has been in the Dual Language Program for the past five years and I am continually impressed by the breadth of his knowledge in every subject area, as well as his fluency in English and Chinese.”
Jami Proctor-Xu, mother of Dylan (Grade 5)
For more information on the 2014-2015 School Choice Guide email email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To pre-register for the School Choice Fair click here.
Photo courtesy of MSB