Many parents are rejoicing once more, since it’s the back to school season. After a long summer vacation, parents now heave a sigh of relief and have a break. However, if you’re newly arrived or planning a change, you face another education-related headache: finding the right school for your children.
Luckily, several international schools in Beijing are opening their doors to parents who might be relocating to another part of the city soon, or looking for an affordable yet quality school for the next academic year. Here we list the schools that have announced their open house dates. For more information about these schools, we’ve included their School Choice Guide profiles, as well as a curated list of everything that’s happening at their compounds.
House of Knowledge (HoK)
After more than 10 years’ development, House of Knowledge Schools and Kindergartens (HoK) has grown into an elementary school and two kindergartens, featuring hands-on learners, and a project-based approach to learning.
Chaoyang Park Campus Open Day
Sep 11, 9.30-11.30am. Victoria Gardens, 15 Chaoyang Park West Road
Shunyi Campus Open Day
Sep 13, 9:30-11:30am. North Gate of Quanfa compound, 18 Maquanying Road
See more: HoK Profile | School Culture
Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA)
BIBA’s open day is divided into three sections to help prospective parents understand aspects of the school’s education system. These include a look at the students’ work from different grade levels, a meeting with the BIBA team, and a question and answer session with several teachers.
BIBA Open Day, see schedules below
Sep 11-13 (Early Childhood Center to middle/high school); Oct 20 (ECC to elementary school; Oct 24 (middle/high school).
Address: No 1. Yumin Road Houshayu, Shunyi District. 北京市顺义区后沙峪裕民大街1号
Contact: 8041 0390, email@example.com
See more: BIBA Profile | School Culture
Brilliant International School (BIS)
BIS Shunyi campus invites everyone to their school open day event where prospective families can celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival as well.
BIS Open Day and Learning Traditional Culture through DIY Mooncake Making
Sep 15, 9.30-11.30am. The DIY mooncake making event will be held in English and Chinese.
Address: Building 2, No. 8 An Fu Street, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District.
Contact: 8048 2150, 135 2063 4620
See more: BIS Profile
Beijing SMIC Private School and Kindergarten
Beijing SMIC Private School invites all prospective families to meet the school principal and academics team as well as tour the school campus and learn more about its curriculum and culture.
Beijing SMIC Open House
Sep 20, 1.30-3.30pm. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 9 Liangshui He 2 Street, Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area. 北京经济技术开发区 凉水河二街9号
Contact: 6785 3030 ext. 2108, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Web: bjsmicschool.com, www.et.bjsmicschool.com
See more: Beijing SMIC Private School Profile | School Culture
Peide School provides students 2-6 years old with age-appropriate care that develops both their minds and bodies in a safe and healthy environment. Language development is emphasized as the children are taught to “use their words”, and teachers help form good attitudes and increase students’ social and thinking skills. In addition, all classrooms have indoor and outdoor activity centers where the children experience art, science, drama, pre-math, and pre-reading activities.
Peide International Kindergarten Open Day
Sep 29, 9am-noon.
Address: No. 1 Jia, Rome Lake Road, Houshayu, Shunyi District.
Contact: 8047 6088
See more: Peide School Profile | School Culture
Beijing City International School (BCIS)
BCIS announces their open house for prospective families looking to place their children in the Secondary School (Grade 9 and up) on October 11, 12.30-4.30pm. RSVP to email@example.com with your name, your child’s age, and the grade you wish to apply for.
Address: BCIS Main Campus: 77 Baiziwan Nan Er Lu, Chaoyang District. 北京市朝阳区百子湾南二路77. ECC Campus:11 Dongbai Jie, Chaoyang District. 北京市朝阳区东柏街11号.
Contact: 8771 7171 (Main Campus), 6770 0766 (ECC Campus), firstname.lastname@example.org
See more: BCIS Profile | School Culture
Beijing No. 55 High School International Students Section
Beijing No. 55 High School will hold an open house on October 11 to let more parents know about their International Students Section. The school is currently accepting enrollment applications for Grades 7 -11. Staff members at the school will tour prospective parents around the campus, answer questions from parents, and give a lecture about the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum.
Beijing No. 55 HS Open House
Oct 11, 9-11am. Register with your name and contact information at email@example.com.
Address: 12 Xinzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. 东城区新中街12号
Contact: 6416 9531, 6416 0723, firstname.lastname@example.org
See more: BJ 55 HS Profile | School Culture
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi invites prospective parents to come and see their school in action. BSB Shunyi has over 1,000 Early Years to Secondary students from more than 60 nationalities.
Potential parents will be able to visit the school facilities, as well as talk to teachers and learn about their enhanced English National Curriculum and IB Diploma Programme. The school also benefits from collaborations with MIT, The Julliard School, and UNICEF.
Note that BSB Shunyi’s open house events are only for prospective parents with a foreign passport.
Address: South Side, No.9, Anhua Street, Tianzhu Development Zone, Shunyi District 101318. 顺义区天竺开发区安华街9号南院 101318
Contact: 8047 3558, email@example.com
See more: BSB, Shunyi Profile | School Culture
Join the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) Open Day on October 23 to meet the Co-Principals, Dr Timothy Gray and Christine Xu, and to learn more about the school’s bilingual education model. Parents will have the opportunity to see the changes that are happening across campus and visit their newly renovated Learning Communities.
YCIS Beijing Open Day: Meet the Co-Principals
Oct 23, 9am.
Address: East gate of Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区后八里庄5号红领巾公园东门
Contact: 8583 3731, firstname.lastname@example.org
See more: YCIS Beijing Profile | School Culture
Western Academy of Beijing (WAB)
WAB’s Open House Series was designed specifically to provide a personal experience for parents to explore the educational programs and community-oriented culture at the school. Parents (and older children) will have the chance to meet teachers and administrators, enter classrooms, ask questions, and find out why WAB’s International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP) are recognized as global leaders.
WAB Early Years and Kindergarten Open House
Oct 30, 8.30am-noon
WAB Elementary School Open House (Grade 1-5)
Nov 6, 8.30am-noon
WAB Middle and High School Open House (Grade 6-12)
Nov 15, 8.30am-noon
Address: 10 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区来广营东路10号
Contact: 5986 5588, email@example.com
See more: WAB Profile | School Culture
Photos: Courtesy of WAB (featured photo) and listed schools