The High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China (commonly known in China as Renda Fuzhong, abbreviated to RDFZ) has developed relationships and partnerships with 46 schools overseas, including Thomas Jefferson Science High School and Phillips Academy Andover in the US and Eton College in the UK. In addition to its Chinese training courses and standard Chinese curriculum, the school offers British A-Levels, IBDP and American AP courses. The faculty consists of over 60 international teachers and more than 200 international students from over 20 different countries. Each year, over 85 percent of the international graduates are admitted into universities such as Beijing University, Tsinghua University, and Renmin University of China.
Founding date: 1950
School type: Key public school under the direct leadership of the Ministry of Education
Grades offered: Grades 7-12
Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes
Accreditations: Approved by Beijing Education Commission and Beijing Foreign Affairs Office of Beijing Municipal Government
Tuition fees (2014-2015 academic year):
• Chinese training class: RMB 21,800 per semester
• Regular class: RMB 25,000 per semester
• British A-Level program: RMB 40,000 per semester
• American AP program: RMB 45,000 per semester
• IBDP: RMB 50,000 per semester
• Accommodations: RMB 6,200 per bed per semester (three-person room) or RMB 9,300 per bed per semester (two-person room)
• School uniforms, books, food, student visa fee: RMB 400
• Insurance for foreign students: RMB 600
• After-school activities: Costs vary
Lunch offered: The school canteen provides students and teachers three meals daily with a large variety of food.
Scholarships offered: Yes, scholarships for foreign students include the Scholarship for Excellent Students and Scholarship for Excellent Graduates.
Age range: 12-16 (foreign passport holders only with a legal guardian in Beijing for the duration of their study period at RDFZ)
Number of students: 205
Nationality of students: South Korea, US, Singapore, Canada, Australia, Japan, Kazakhstan, and more
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Primary teaching languages: Chinese and English
Other languages taught: Spanish, German, Japanese, French, Russian, Korean, and more
Class size: 5-45
Teacher/student ratio: 1:9
School hours: 8am-4.30pm
After-school activities: RDFZ offers a variety of clubs and activities based on students’ interests, including sports, film festivals, animation, photography, art, and more.
School facilities: Gymnasium, indoor swimming pool, soccer field with a 400m track around it, basketball and volleyball courts, library with regular and electronic reading spaces both for students and teachers and various science laboratories. There is also a large canteen with first-class facilities and a 30,000sqm student dormitory.
Total area: 100,000sqm
School nurse or doctor available? Yes, there is an onsite clinic with doctors and nurses.
Contact: The International Section of Renda Fuzhong, 37 Zhongguancun Dajie, Haidian District (6251 3962/2094, firstname.lastname@example.org) www.rdfz.cn 海淀区中关村大街37 号人大附中国际部
Word from a Parent:
“At the beginning of her first semester, we worried about whether Katherine could keep up in such a competitive environment. However, our worries wore off when we saw that the way teachers from the international department help and encourage their students. Katherine sang at the school welcome party, debated in a public forum, participated in Model UN, made many European friends on a trip to Finland and Denmark, served as a volunteer translator for football matches, and more. The international department also provided extra tutoring to the students; Katherine studied really hard and received an academic scholarship. Looking back, she seemed the busiest she’s ever been but was also happier and more confident. She would willingly help new students adapt to this wonderful school.”
– Mother of Katherine Mao (Grade 11, US)