Keystone Academy 北京市鼎石学校

Keystone Academy blends traditions in Chinese, American, and international education. It is suitable for local and expat families in China, especially for those who want to raise a culturally- and cognitively- bilingual child. The school offers a bilingual immersion program in Chinese and English, with a strong emphasis on Chinese history and culture woven into the curriculum. Keystone is a day school through Grade 6. Boarding is optional in Grades 7 and 8 and required in Grades 9 through 12. The boarding program is structured similarly to the American boarding school tradition, where faculty families live in residence with the students. It enables character-building and community in a residential setting.

Address: 11 Anfu Jie, Houshayu, Shunyi District. 顺义区后沙峪镇安富街11号
WeChat: BeijingKeystoneAcademy
Contact: 8049 6008,

Founding date: 2014
School type: Day and boarding school meeting Chinese and International standards
School hours: 8am-3.30pm
Ministry of Education accredited? Yes
Curriculum description: We use Chinese National standards and AERO international standards in conjunction with the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), IBMYP, and IBDP curriculum frameworks. Students use a variety of technology tools throughout the curriculum, and every student uses a school assigned MacBook in grades 6-12.

Age range: 5-19
Grades offered: Foundation Year up to Grade 12
Number of students: 1370 (2018-2019 school year)
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Nationality of students: More than 15 nationalities, including China, US, Canada, Australia, UK
Class size (average): 18 (primary), 16-18 (secondary school)
Teacher-student ratio: 1:7

Tuition and other fees (2018-2019 academic year):
• Primary school (day school tuition): RMB 245,000
• Secondary school (day school tuition): RMB 275,000
• Boarding tuition: RMB 375,000
• Uniform: Approx. RMB 4,500-5,800
Bus: RMB 9,800-14,800

Primary teaching language(s): Chinese and English
Other elective language(s): N/A
After-school activities: More than 300 activities offered in a variety of sports, music, visual arts, drama, technology, community service, and activities related to traditional Chinese culture
Scholarships offered? Yes
Extra help offered? Yes

Total area (in sqm): 100,000
Facilities: Three libraries, science and technology labs, art spaces, two maker’s spaces, an athletic field for soccer, three indoor gymnasiums, a 25m swimming pool, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor running tracks, outdoor play spaces for primary school, two residence halls, and a performing arts center designed by a Harvard professor of architecture which includes a 700-seat theater, black box, music practice rooms and several classrooms and rehearsal spaces. In addition, new HEPA filtration systems ensure excellent air quality throughout the school campus.
Lunch fee: RMB 7,800-9,000 (day students), boarding fees include all meals
Boarding program? Optional in Grades 7-8. Compulsory in Grades 9-12
Nurse/doctor available? Yes

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