Beijing SMIC Private School and Kindergarten 北京市中芯学校

Beijing SMIC Private School and Kindergarten is located in southeast Beijing, in the Yizhuang BDA, Beijing’s largest hi-tech economic development zone. Founded in 2005 to serve families employed by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC), it now enrolls many students from outside the company as well. The school employs over 300 teachers (including 50 expatriate staff) that serve over 2000 students from Pre-K to Grade 9 in both English and Chinese tracks. SMIC English Track is a highly academic international school-style division based on US curriculum and standard. Whether our students pursue academics, sports, or other extra-curricular activities, the staff and active school community encourage their efforts to aim for excellence, while retaining a sense of honor, community, and joy.

Founding date: 2005

Age range: 3-14

Grades offered: K-9

School type: Private School

Total area (in square meters): 28,000

Curriculum description: Chinese National Curriculum, US Common Core Standards, Bilingual, and Montessori

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: 2,000

Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes

Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes

Local Chinese students accepted? Yes

Tuition fees (2016-2017 Academic Year): Chinese Track Tuition: RMB 36,000-50,000 RMB/year

English Track Tuition: RMB 80,000-90,000year

Annual Book and Activity fees: RMB 1,200-3,900/year

Lunch offered: Various buffet lines, 14, 16, and RMB 20 per meal. All lines offer Chinese dishes, soup, and fresh fruit. More expensive lines include weekly pizza, pasta, and other Western menu items.

Nationality of students: Chinese, US, SOuth Korea, Taiwan, Canada, Hong Kong

Primary teaching language: English, Chinese

Other languages taught as electives: French, Japanese

Average class size: 20 (English Track), 30 (Chinese Track)

Average teacher/student ratio: 1:6

School hours: 7.45am-3.00pm (Elementary), 7.45am-4.00pm (Middle School)

After-school activities: ISAC league competitive sports, Band, Choir, and elementary Sports

Extra help offered? Elementary School: Below Level, On-level, and Above-level readers, Differentiated Instruction and Tutoring available. Middle School: Chinese as a Second Language and Leveled classes in Middle School Chinese, Literature, and Composition courses, Digital Study Hall with online courses, tutoring and AP preparation available. Chinese Track: Intensive English Language Arts program available for gifted students

Scholarships offered? Yes. Staff students, returning student, and exceptional 9th grade applicant awards available on a limited basis.

School facilities: Dream Maker purifiers, dedicated Art and Science lab, library, auditorium, indoor and outdoor physical education facilities. Some classrooms equipped with Smart boards and/or ready for class set of iPad / Apple TV / Projector use. All have projectors and audio capabilities.

School nurse or doctor available? Yes

Contact: 9 Liangshui He 2 Street, Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area,  (6785 3030 ext. 2108,, & 北京经济技术开发区 凉水河二街9号

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