Established in 2000, Springboard International Bilingual School provides a diversified learning environment for kindergarten through high school students, offering a bilingual education in Chinese and English that focuses on the American Common Core standards. A qualified school registered with the Beijing Municipal Educational Commission, SIBS is qualified to recruit international students and hire foreign teachers. SIBS utilizes the Columbia University Reading Assessments and “Writing Pathways” writing program. Their educational programs offer a hands-on, integrated learning approach that trains students to focus on building proper reading and writing skills, as well as cultivating healthy lifestyles etc.
Address: No. 15, Gucheng, Huosha Lu, Houshayu, Shunyi District. 顺义区后沙峪火沙路古城15号
Contact: General inquiries: 8049 0307, kindergarten: 8049 2460, firstname.lastname@example.org
Founding date: May 2000
School type: International bilingual school with US and Chinese curricula
School hours: 8.30am-3.30pm (Monday, Friday) 8.30am—4.20pm (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, ASA day)
Ministry of Education accredited? Yes
Curriculum description: English, math, socials and science based on American Common Core standards. Chinese and Chinese mathematics based on Chinese National Curriculum.
Age range: 2-18
Grades offered: Kindergarten to high school
Number of students: 500
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Nationality of students: Over 18 nationalities and territories represented
Class size (average): 16-20
Teacher-student ratio: 1:6
Tuition and other fees (2017-2018 academic year):
• Nursery, K1, K2: RMB 120,000 (requires one-time admission fee of RMB 10,000)
• Kindergarten: RMB 140,000 (requires one-time admission fee of RMB 20,000)
• Primary school: RMB 160,000 (Grade 1-5, requires one-time admission fee of RMB 20,000)
• Middle/high school: RMB 180,000 (Grade 6-12, requires one-time admission fee of RMB 20,000)
• Uniform fee: RMB 2,200
Primary teaching language(s): English, Chinese
Other elective language(s): No
After-school activities: Cooking, arts and crafts, calligraphy, Chinese water color painting, chess, soccer, basketball, violin, piano, swimming, poetry, Lego, paper-folding, taekwondo, guitar, choir, dance, and more.
Scholarships offered? Yes
Extra help offered? ESL, CSL, additional tutoring support also available
Total area (in sqm): 40,000
Facilities: Multi-functional classrooms, open library, soccer field, basketball court, playground, auditorium, art room and Chinese calligraphy room, music room, multi-media room, open cafeteria and multi-purpose room, performance art theater and physical education recreation area.
Lunch: Nutritious Chinese, Western and vegetarian options
Lunch fee: RMB 27 per day
Boarding program? No
Nurse/doctor available? Yes