In anticipation of the Beijing International School Expo taking place today, we will be highlighting local and international schools around Beijing from our newly released 2015-2016 beijingkids School Choice Guide.
Recognized as a model kindergarten by the Chaoyang Ministry of Education, The Family Learning House is a virtues-based, bilingual pre-school dedicated to acquiring knowledge and good character for the purpose of serving humanity. In addition to its ‘Virtues in Us’ character education program, the school aims to provide an academically stimulating Montessori and Chinese curriculum. The Family Learning House includes a petting farm, organic produce and a child-directed recycling program, additionally the curriculum places strong emphasis on art and music, offering daily piano lessons for all 4.5-6 year old children. Students also participate in monthly educational outings, community service projects, and multicultural celebrations. The school seeks to foster a learning community involving students, teachers, ayis and families.
Founding date: 2002
Age range: 2-6
School type: Bilingual virtues-based Montessori kindergarten
Total area: 2,100sqm
Number of students: 200
Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Tuition fees (2015-2016 academic year): Full-day session RMB 110,000 per year. Lunch included in the tuition fee.
Lunch offered: Nutritionally-balanced Chinese and Western meals with many vegetarian options
Nationality of students: Mixed nationalities
Primary teaching languages: Chinese and English
Average class size: 21-30 (primary); 20 (toddler)
Average teacher/student ratio: 1:5
School hours: 8:30am-4:00 pm
School facilities: Montessori classrooms with child-size kitchen, and library. Certified Montessori learning materials. Piano in each classroom. Two outdoor playgrounds with vegetable garden and petting farm. Art room and multi-purpose room and parents’ coffee lounge
School nurse or doctor available? Yes
• Jianwai SOHO Campus: Beside Bldg 14, Jianwai SOHO West Area, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu. Chaoyang District (5869 7540 ext 800 reception/801 office, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.thefamilylearninghouse.com 阳区东三环中路39号建外SOHO西区14号楼旁
• Wangjing Campus: Bldg A, Yuanyang Wanhe Cheng, Yuhui Donglu, Chaoyang District (8436 8211 ext 801 for reception or 815 for admissions, email@example.com) www.deyuyuankindergarten.com 朝阳
Word from a Parent:
“My children have been attending The Family Learning House for over three years and quite frankly, we never want to leave this kindergarten and graduate to primary school! Regardless of external factors like heavy traffic or high pollution levels, when we arrive at school we are always uplifted by the beautiful environment, caring teachers and smiling students who seem to bring a ray of light to the CBD! We simply love being part of The Family Learning House.”
– Mother of Mao Mao and Nui Nui