In anticipation of the Beijing International School Expo on January 24-25, we will be highlighting local and international schools around Beijing from the upcoming 2015-2016 beijingkids School Choice Guide, which comes out on January 20.
Beijing BISS International School is a progressive, multi-cultural school, offering International Baccalaureate (IB) programmes to all students nursery to Grade 12 for over 20 years. BISS utilizes “21st century learning” by integrating the classrooms with research-based technology for the application of The Optimal Learning Center, Mother Tongue Programme, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Programme. Also offered are a variety of extracurricular and field based education.
Founding date: 1994
Age range: 2-18
Grades offered: Nursery to Grade 12
School type: International school (nursery, primary and secondary)
Total area: 5,000sqm
Number of students: 300
Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes
Accreditations: First international school to be licensed by the Beijing Education Commission, first international school in Beijing to be authorized by the IBO as an IB World School, CIS, and NCCT in China. Also, a member of EARCOS and ACAMIS.
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Tuition fees (2014-2015 academic year):
• Registration fee: RMB 10,000
• Refundable deposit: RMB 18,000-23,000
• Pre-K and Kindergarten: RMB 150,000
• Grades 1-5: RMB 206,000
• Grades 6-8: RMB 225,000
• Grades 9-10: RMB 240,000
• Grades 11-12: RMB 245,000
Lunch offered: Asian and Western food with vegetarian and healthy options.
Nationality of students: South Korea, US, UK, Japan, and India (more than 30 countries)
Primary teaching language: English
Other languages taught: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish
Average class size: 20
Average teacher/student ratio: 1:7
School hours: 8.15am to 3.15pm
After-school activities: Sports, performing arts, languages, robotics, graphic design and more (visit website for complete listings).
Special needs programs offered? Yes
Extra help offered? In-class or pullout ESOL Support
Scholarships offered? Case-by-case basis
School facilities: Over 30 classrooms, two libraries, music, drama and art studios, science labs; design &technology lab, multimedia classroom, multi-purpose auditorium, cafeteria, medical clinic, running track, multi-purpose courts, rock-climbing wall, playgrounds, regular access to Olympic Stadium, Hilton, and Crowne Plaza swimming pools for sports. Campus-wide Wi-Fi coverage.
School nurse or doctor available? Yes
Contact: Bldg 17, Area 4, Anzhen Xili, Chaoyang District (64433151, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.biss.com.cn 朝阳区安贞西里4区17号楼