Daystar Academy and Ivy Schools Merge
Jack Hsu, the CEO of Ivy Schools, recently met with Daystar Academy parents to share information and answer questions about the school’s recent merger with Ivy Schools. The combined organization has plans to extend into secondary education, providing local and expat families with a high-quality bilingual K-12 curriculum.
Both schools were founded more than ten years ago and will continue to build on Daystar’s unique bilingual Chinese-western dual track education with a strong emphasis on character development.
In previous years, Daystar students have performed exceptionally in both Dongcheng District Education tests and International School Assessments (ISA). The merger is designed to take this academic excellence into middle and high school.
ISB Team Competes in International Shaolin Wushu Festival
The International School of Beijing’s (ISB) Wushu Warriors were recently invited to compete in the International Shaolin Wushu Festival, where they received a total of 19 medals – one silver and 18 bronze. ISB was the only school invited to compete; the festival is not normally open to students.
HIS Introduces Scholarship Programs
Faith-based Hope International School (HIS) has introduced merit- and needs-based scholarships in academics, music, and art for the new academic year. Scholarships entitle students to a 50 percent reduction in tuition and school fees. All applicants require a written application, a personal essay, a pastoral recommendation, a teacher recommendation, and a personal interview, with additional requirements depending on the type of scholarship. To find out more, visit hopeintlschool.org.
Keystone Becomes Beijing’s Second SSAT Center
Keystone Academy recently became an official test center for the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT), a standardized admissions test for students in Grades 3 to 11. This makes the school one of only two test centers in the capital. Keystone itself requires the SSAT for applicants to Grades 8 through 10, but will also serve as an open test site for all Chinese and international students who need to take the test. This month, the school will be open for a test date on
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