In anticipation of the Beijing International School Expo on January 16-17, we will be highlighting local and international schools around Beijing from the upcoming 2016-2017 beijingkids School Choice Guide, which comes out on January 4.
Located opposite to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the old Summer Palace, Tsinghua International School (THIS) takes pride in its boutique campus situated in the 100-year-history prestigious Tsinghua High School. THIS has assembled a team of highly qualified teachers from around the world and aims to provide the standard western education merged with the eastern culture. Tsinghua International School fosters creative critical thinkers who are rooted in China and prepared to lead in the global community. THIS is a community of joyful learners – students, families, teachers and staff members. We cultivate this joy through our core values – collaboration, engagement, discovery, Spartan Spirit and Cultural Diversity.
Founding date: 2008
Age range: 6 – 18 years old
Grades offered: Grade 1 – 12
School type: International school
Total area: 99,000 sqm
Curriculum: United States Common Core Standards, Singapore Math, the College Board Advanced Placement
Boarding Program: Yes (Grade 9 and above)
Number of students: 414
Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Tuition fees (2015-2016 academic year):
- Application fee (non-refundable): RMB 1,000
- Primary School: RMB 119,100/year
- Middle School: RMB 129,000/year
- High School: RMB 138,000/year
Lunch offered: Chinese, Western and vegetarian options
Nationality of students: US, Canada, Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong(China)
Primary teaching language(s): English
Other languages taught as electives: Chinese, Spanish
Average class size: 20 (Primary), 16 (Middle and High School)
Average teacher/student ratio: 1:4.5
School hours: 8am – 3:15 pm
After-school activities: Clubs like Model United Nations, Internship Club, Swimming Club, Broadcast Media, and more.
Special needs programs offered? No.
Extra help offered? ESL support program for Grade 1-10
Scholarships offered? No.
School facilities: Library, outdoor playground, Apple Multimedia Lab, PC Lab, iPads in primary school, state-of-the-art science labs in high school, shared full-size stadium, dining hall, multiple auditoriums, access to Tsinghua University Science Labs, all classrooms equipped with Smartboards
School nurse/doctor available on campus? Yes.
Are they part-time, full-time, or on call? Full time.
Contact: Inside the Tsinghua High School campus, Zhongguancun Beilu, Haidian District (6279 7000, 6277 1477, email@example.com) www.this.edu.cn 海淀区中关村北大街清华大学西门北侧清华附中校园内
Photo: Courtesy of THIS