Daystar Academy 启明星双语学校

Founded in 2002, Daystar Academy is a dual-curriculum, K-12 bilingual immersion school. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, Daystar is authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). Daystar has a long tradition of developing strong character in its students and has a heavy focus on world citizenship, with our students being deeply immersed in both Chinese and Western cultures.

Address and contact: Beigao Campus: 2 Shunbai Lu, Chaoyang District. 北京市顺白路2号
(5603 9446, Sanlitun Campus: No. 13 Sanlitun East 4th Street, Chaoyang District. 北京市朝阳区三里屯东四街13号. (8532 2500,
WeChat: DaystarAcademy

Founding date: 2002 (Beigao Campus), 2017(Sanlitun Campus)
School type: Bilingual
School hours: 8.10am-3.40pm
Ministry of Education accredited? Yes
Curriculum description: Kindergarten students are immersed in half-day English and half-day Chinese and are also offered special classes in music, library, and physical education. Daystar’s elementary students engage in an inquiry-based approach to exploring the US Common Core standards for English and the Chinese National Curriculum (CNC) for Chinese language arts and math. Science and social studies are taught in both Chinese and English. Performing arts, music, art, and physical education courses are taught in Chinese. Middle/High School students explore the majority of IB MYP content – including English Language and Literature, English Individuals and Societies, Mathematics, Science, Visual Arts, Music, Physical Education, and Design Technology – through English. Chinese Language and Literature, Chinese Individuals and Societies, and Character Education are taught in Chinese and follow the CNC standards.

Age range: 3-15 (eventually to 18 years old for Beigao Campus), 6-10 (Sanlitun Campus)
Grades offered: Beigao Campus: Kindergarten to middle school (Grade 9 currently, adding a grade every year to Grade 12). Sanlitun Campus: Elementary school
Number of students: 600 (Beigao Campus), 300 (Sanlitun Campus)
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Nationality of students: 20 nationalities including US, Canada, UK, France, and China
Class size (average): 20-22 (Daystar Kindergarten), 20-22 (elementary), 18-22 (middle school), 18-22 (high school)
Teacher-student ratio: 1:6 (kindergarten), 1:6 (elementary), 1:5 (middle school), 1:4 (high school)

Tuition and other fees (2018-2019 academic year):
Beigao Campus:
• Application: RMB 2,000 (non-refundable)
• Kindergarten: RMB 135,000
• Elementary: RMB 162,000
• Middle school: RMB 170,000

Sanlitun Campus:
• Application: RMB 2,000 (non-refundable)
• Elementary: RMB 185,000

• Uniform: RMB 800-1,200
• School bus: RMB 11,000-18,000 per year (optional)

Primary teaching language(s): English and Chinese
Other elective language(s): N/A
After-school activities: Academic: These activities will be geared towards students who need academic assistance or want to learn more about a particular subject. Artistic: These activities will be geared towards students who wish to explore their creative, artistic, and/or musical selves. Athletic: These activities will be geared toward students who wish to try different sports
Scholarships offered? Yes. Contact admissions for details.
Extra help offered? Student Learning Support, full-time Student Counselor, LEAP Program (Learning English for Academic Proficiency), and the Yu Yue Program for international students who need Chinese language learning support.

Total area (in sqm): 40,000 (Beigao Campus), 4,050 (Sanlitun Campus)

Beigao Campus: Over 40,000sqm energy efficient modern campus, indoor gym, full size sports field, performance theater, dance studio, music studio, library, science lab, art studio, design lab, tennis court, basketball court, and state-of-the-art air filtration.

Sanlitun Campus: Indoor gym, outdoor sports field, outdoor playgroup and play equipment, performing arts studio, art studio, library, multi-functional room, and state-of-the-art air filtration.

Lunch fee: RMB 43 per day (optional)
Boarding program? No
Nurse/doctor available? Yes

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