Beijing No.55 High School 北京市第五十中学

Beijing No.55 High School is a key city school. In 1975,  the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Beijing Municipal government opened the International Students Sections to accept foreign students. In 1994, the school was among the first school to receive the International Baccalaureate Organization accreditation. Students have access to quality education, teaching resources, and dual-course system in a multicultural environment. The school provides extra-curricular activities and course suited to different ages, capabilities, and language skills to encourage them to become active, creative, and responsible global citizens.

Founding date: 1954

Age range: 11-17

Grades offered: Grades 7-12

School type: International public school

Total area (in square meters): 48,025

Curriculum Description: Chinese National Curriculum and IB

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: 1,800 (Chinese students), 500 (international students section)

Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes

Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes

Local Chinese students accepted? No

Tuition fees for the 2017-2018 academic year: 

• Application fee: RMB 2,000

Junior Middle School (Grades 7-9):

• RMB 63,800 (Chinese class)

• RMB 72,500 (English MYP class)

High School: (Grades 10-12):

• RMB 70,600 (Chinese class)

• RMB 83,800 (DP foundation program and class)

• Library deposit: RMB 3,000

• School bus: RMB 5,000-6,000/year

Type of lunch offered and cost: Chinese and Western style. RMB 20/day

Nationality of students: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea

Primary teaching language(s): Chinese and English

Other languages taught as electives: No

Average class size: 10-21

Average teacher/student ratio: 1:4

School hours: 8.30am-3.10pm

After-school activities: Soccer, basketball, taekwondo, Beijing opera, diabolo, street dance, music, robot building, band, painting, comic club, print, Chinese calligraphy, traditional Chinese painting, taichi with fans, chess, oil painting, computers, design, crafts, skateboarding, song writing, two taekwondo gymnasiums, and Spanish

Provisions for Additional Education Needs (AEN)?  No

Scholarships offered? Merit Scholarships

School facilities: Playground, indoor basketball gymnasium, indoor badminton gymnasium, two indoor taekwondo gymnasiums, two libraries, outdoor soccer field, small theater, lecture hall, four chemistry laboratories, four physics laboratories, four biology laboratories, biology classroom, geography classroom, history classroom, three art classrooms, and two music classrooms

School nurse/doctor available on campus?  Yes

Contact: 12 Xinzhong Jie, Dongcheng District. (6416 9531, 6416 0723, www.bj55iss.com东城区新中街12号

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