Four hundred years of heritage but with a forward-thinking approach that prepares students for an indefinable future – that’s the Dulwich education.
Established in 2005, Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) belongs to a family of 10 Dulwich College International schools in Asia with strong ties to the founding College in London. It is a British international school for students from 2-18 years of age. The curriculum is based on the enhanced English National Curriculum up to Year 9, IGCSE courses for students in Years 10 and 11, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.
DCB emphasizes excellence in academics, sports, and the arts, fostering in every child a sense of the importance of community service. In 2016, DCB earned an Expat Life Award in the “Best International School” category. In 2017, DCB gained a global award for British International School of the Year 2017 for Teaching Initiative in Blended Maths.
DCB graduating classes consistently achieve some of the best IB averages in China—results that place the students in the world’s best institutions, such as the Russell Group in the UK, the Ivy League, and top universities in the US, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
Founding date: 2005
School type: International School based on the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)
School hours: 8.15am-3.25pm (Early Years); 8.15am-3.30pm; 8.15am-3.35pm (Senior School)
Ministry of Education accredited? Yes
Curriculum description: Enhanced English National Curriculum, IGCSE, and IBDP
Age range: 2-18
Grades offered: Early Years to Year 13
Number of students: 1,520
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Nationality of students: Over 40 nationalities
Class size (average): 12-22 depending on year level
Teacher-student ratio: 1:4 to 1:10
Tuition and other fees (2018-2019 academic year):
• Early Years: RMB 40,000-225,000
• Grades 1-12: RMB 225,000-293,000
• Application fee: RMB 2,500
• Transportation: RMB 11,600-14,000
• Deposit: RMB 18,000
Primary teaching language(s): English
Other elective language(s): Chinese, French, Spanish, and German
After-school activities: Robotics, student press, Model United Nations, World Scholars Cup, film, band, orchestra, choir, dance, drama, photography, programming, charity, debating, public speaking, design, animal welfare, cooking, creative writing, chess, yoga, riding, ice skating, ice hockey, and more. Numerous sports teams include football, volleyball, basketball, badminton, rugby, swimming, and more.
Scholarships offered? No
Extra help offered? Additional Educational Needs teams, including EAL (English as an Additional Language).
Total area (in sqm): 115,322
Facilities: Sports facilities include two air-filtered sports domes, multi-purpose sports hall, six tennis courts, weight room, FIFA two-star-rated football pitch, rugby pitch, cricket pitch, swimming pool, and ice-skating rink. The school building houses two large theaters with 755 seats combined, two black box theaters, three spacious music rooms, seven newly refurbished practice rooms, two ICT suites including one dedicated to music, a professional green screen film studio, five light and airy art rooms, Early Years kitchen and art room, three libraries, radio studio, 10 well-equipped science laboratories, well-lit classrooms with SmartBoards, and SE21, the new state-of-the-art STEAM & entrepreneurship hub.
Lunch: External caterer with vegetarian, Western, Asian and Chinese options
Lunch fee: RMB 25-35
Boarding program? No
Nurse/doctor available? Yes, BJU nurses