Beijing City International School (BCIS) is a non-profit private school. With the approval of the Education Committee of Chaoyang District, Beijing, BCIS acts as a pilot school offering educational reform and innovation through international educational practices that incorporate 15 grades of schooling, from pre-school to Grade 12. Learning is based on creatively implementing the Chinese national curriculum by adapting both progressive Chinese and foreign educational philosophies, teaching pedagogies, management, and modern educational strategies.
With the approval of the Education Committee of Chaoyang District, based on creatively and authentically implementing the Chinese national curriculum, the school curriculum consists of Early Childhood, Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme, all accredited and authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization. The school is also accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), and the International Schools Athletic Conference, Beijing-Tianjin (ISAC), the school is an active participant in various activities among the member schools and communities.
The program is implemented by the experienced faculty, consisting of teachers from 21 different countries. The nine graduating classes of BCIS (2009-2017) have been accepted into more than 260 universities in more than 10 countries. BCIS is licensed to offer a rigorous and respected international curriculum to both foreign and Chinese students.
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), email@example.com
Founding date: 2005
School type: Non-profit private school
School hours: 8.15am-3.30pm
Ministry of Education accredited? Registered with Education Committee of Chaoyang District, Beijing
Curriculum description: IB Programme (innovatively incorporating the requirements of the Chinese national curriculum within the PYP, MYP, and DP)
Age range: 2-18
Grades offered: Toddler-Grade 12
Number of students: 1,044
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Nationality of students: 31 nationalities (China, US, Canada, South Korea)
Class size (average): 15 (Toddler), 16 (nursery), 18 (pre-kindergarten and kindergarten), 22 (Grade 1-12)
Teacher-student ratio: 1:7
Tuition and other fees (2017-2018 academic year)
• Toddler: RMB 189,600
• Nursery: RMB 203,400
• Pre-Kindergarten: RMB 217,200
• Kindergarten: RMB 231,000
• Grade 1-5: RMB 244,900
• Grade 6-8: RMB 262,600
• Grade 9-10: RMB 271,200
• Grade 11-12: RMB 279,900
• Application fee: RMB 2,000
• New student fee: RMB 5,000
• Transportation: RMB 12,000-18,000 per year
Primary teaching language(s): English
Other elective language(s): Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, as well as school-supported self-taught language programs that meet the requirements of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
After-school activities: BCIS offers Enrichment Activities both during lunch break and after-school; Dance, chess, calligraphy, swimming, basketball, volleyball, football, cooking, choir, taekwondo, kung fu, Chinese drumming, fashion design, robotics, computer program coding, filmmaking, and more.
Scholarships offered? Yes. BCIS awards two kinds of scholarships: academic scholarships and merit scholarships, which are intended to inspire and nurture exceptional talents for students who embody and exemplify the mission and vision of BCIS. All students from Grade 9 – Grade 12 are eligible for the scholarship program that can either be a partial tuition scholarship or a full tuition scholarship
Extra help offered? Dedicated ELL Team, Learning Support Team, and Counselling Team (all inclusive in tuition fees)
Total area (in sqm): More than 60,000
Facilities: The BCIS Main Campus has over 50 classrooms, sports complex (swimming pool, football fields, gymnasium, fitness room), theater, design and technology lab, MakerSpace workshop, art rooms, individual art studios (specifically for G11 and G12 IB DP Art students), science labs, two libraries, two cafeterias, and more. The BCIS ECC Campus is an eco-friendly facility with 20 spacious classrooms, dining areas, indoor and outdoor play areas, learning kitchens, gymnasium, library, art room, rooftop gardens, and more. Both campuses also contain air-filtering equipment that removes at least 80 percent of harmful PM2.5 particles
Lunch: International catering company Aden offers both Chinese and Western meals in the school cafeterias and snack bar. BCIS ECC campus (only) lunch menu works on a two-week rotation, and is eaten family-style in the school common areas.
Lunch fee: BCIS ECC Campus: snack and lunch are included in the annual tuition fee; BCIS Main Campus: RMB 20 per meal (Grade 1), RMB 27 per meal (Grade 2-12)
Boarding program? No
Nurse/doctor available? Yes, one nursing station on each campus