Looking for a new school can be a daunting task for parents. Last weekend, the Beijing International School Expo was a step into making the school search an easier journey for parents. But there are other ways to find the right school including school visits, getting a taste of the vibe of the institution, and meeting teachers. Spring is the perfect opportunity to engage with schools in person since many are having open houses. Visiting is a great way to see the school at its best and in action. We made a lineup of schools having open houses in February and March.
Daystar Academy and Ivy Academy Information Session, Feb 25
For adults. Daystar Academy and its sister school Ivy Academy are opening a Sanlitun Campus in September 2017. The schools invite prospective parents to learn more about the new campus and their program offerings. Registration required. Free. 10am-noon. Intercontinental Hotel Beijing Sanlitun. (www.ivyschools.com/admissions).
Early Years Open Day at BSB Shunyi, Feb 28
All ages. An invitation for prospective parents to find out how children ages 1 to 5 learn and play at BSB, Shunyi! Experience BSB, Shunyi’s classrooms in action, talk to the teachers, see the newly refurbished Teddies classroom, new Early Years swimming pool, dedicated playground for Early Years, the sports dome, and other wonderful facilities too! Free. 10am. The British School of Beijing, Shunyi. (RSVP at www.bsbshunyi.com/EarlyYearsOpenDay or Tel: 8047 3558)
Hyde Academy Open House, Mar 1 and 7
Adults and kids grades 1-9. Hyde Academy will hold an Open House for New Parents on March 1 and 7 from 10:00 – 11:30 am. The Open House will include an introduction to Hyde Academy, followed by a tour of the school. The Open House is open to all, but registration is required as space is limited. Free. Hyde Academy. Please call (010) 8046-7085 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place.
St. Andrews School Reception at Hyde Academy, Mar 3 to Mar 10
St. Andrew’s School will hold its Beijing Reception at Hyde Academy on March 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. St. Andrew’s School, The school accepts students from Grade 6-12 and postgraduate. The Headmaster and Admissions Director from the school will be available to answer parent and student questions and provide insight into the boarding school experience. Free. Hyde Academy. For registration, please call (010) 8046-7085 or email Hyde Academy at email@example.com.
House of Knowledge Open House. Chaoyang Campus, Feb 28 – Shunyi Campus Mar 2
HoK Open House provides the opportunity to meet the principal, teachers, tour the school and learn about their curriculum. The best way to see if HoK can inspire your child’s personal and academic journey. Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 400 650 7747 Free. 9.30am
No kids, HoK Elementary Open House, presentation and tour for parents. Please RSVP: email@example.com Phone: 400 650 7747 Free. 9.30am
YCIS Beijing Open Day: Meet the Co-Principals, Mar 2
Ages 5+ YCIS Beijing’s Open Day will provide visitors more understanding about the school’s unique education model. Parents with students of all ages will have the opportunity to learn about the inner transformation that their children can undergo as a part of their YCIS Beijing experience! Free. 9.30am-12.30pm. YCIS Beijing.
Grades 6-11 WAB Open House will bring you into the classroom to feel the schools experience first-hand. The school offers and innovative education, access to cutting edge technology and a warm and diverse environment. Free 9.30-12.30pm For registration, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org