Located centrally on a purpose-built campus in the Hongqiao District of Tianjin, Wellington College International Tianjin is a co-educational school offering British education for students aged 2-18 years. The school collaborates closely with the prestigious Wellington College in England. WCIT employs teachers with extensive experience from Wellington UK, initiates student and staff exchanges, and shares elements of the core ethos with the UK school, such as the Eight Aptitudes approach and the well-being program.
Founding date: August 22, 2011
Type of school: International school
Grades offered: Pre-Nursery to Year 13
Is the school registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Accreditations: IBO, Cambridge Board, Edexcel, AQA, CIS Member
Tuition fees (2013-2014 academic year):
- Application fee: RMB 2,000
- Tuition fees: RMB 95,000-214,000
- Placement deposit: RMB 18,000
- Transportation fee: RMB 9,900 per year
- Uniform fee: RMB 2,000-2,400 per set
Lunch offered: RMB 27 per student per day. Set menu includes Chinese and western menus.
Scholarships offered: Academic, sports and performing arts scholarships available for Year 7 onwards.
Age range: 2-18
Number of students: 370
Nationality of students: UK, Canada, South Korea, US, Australia
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Only in the three-year program for Chinese high school students
Primary teaching language: English
Other languages taught: Mandarin, French, Spanish
Class size: Pre-Nursery: Max. 8, Nursery: Max. 18, Reception-Year 13: Max. 20
Teacher/student ratio: 1:7.5
School hours: 8.45am-3.30pm
After-school activities: Performing arts, music, debate, creative arts and sports
Special needs programs offered: Yes, Special Education Needs (SEN) coordinator available.
Extra help offered: EAL program, TOEFL, IELTS and SAT preparation.
School facilities: State-of-art-classrooms, science labs and art/design workshops, multiple indoor and outdoor courts, two indoor heated swimming pools, music and drama facilities (including a black box theater and the 450-seat Seldon Theatre), library, and V&A Cafe.
Total area: 33,800sqm
School nurse or doctor available? Yes
Contact: 1 Yide Dao, Hongqiao District, Tianjin (8758 7199, email@example.com) www.wellington-tianjin.cn 天津市红桥区义德道1号
Word from a Parent:
“I’m proud that both my children are at Wellington College. Arriving half way through the year, they felt welcome immediately. Their teacher came from Wellington UK, was used to the curriculum, and was experienced in teaching 3- to 4-year-olds. Links with the parent school are frequent and real. The classes are interactive and open, with discovery and inquiry being the focus. Our children have grown in confidence, vocabulary, and the ability to have open conversation in a short space of time. Parental involvement is actively encouraged. The school-wide house system creates a fantastic sense of community and belonging for the pupils, as well as fostering realistic competitiveness. The school has outstanding facilities, one of the highlights being the theater. Wellington has created a great name for itself in a short time, and really is going from strength to strength now.”
– Paul Cunningham (UK), father of Christopher (age 5) and Lucy (age 6)
Photo courtesy of WCIT
WCIT educators will be presenting a lecture at this weekend’s 2014 beijingkids and JingKids Spring School Choice Fair. To pre-register, click here.