Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) 北京世青国际学校

2016 marks a very special year for Beijing World Youth Academy as the school celebrates its 15th Anniversary as a prominent international school in Beijing as well as the opening of its second primary school campus in Laiguangying, the school’s fourth campus in total. Locally-grounded and globally aware, BWYA is an IB World School offering high-quality programmes for local and overseas students. BWYA values holistic education and inquiry-based learning, and offers students the opportunity to develop as internationally-minded critical thinkers. The faculty hails from over 25 countries and emphasizes creativity and teamwork using a curriculum that incorporates standards from North America, Europe, and Asia.

Founding date: 2001

Age range: 5-18

Grades offered: Kindergarten – 12

School type: International School

Total area (in square meters): 20,000

Curriculum description: IB Diploma and IGSCE qualifications.

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: 827

Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes

Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes

Local Chinese students accepted? Yes

Tuition fees (2017-2018 Academic Year): 

• Application fee (non-refundable): RMB 1,800

• Kindergarten – Grade 5: RMB 160,000

• Grades 6-8: RMB 170,000

• Grades 9-10: RMB 180,000

• Grades 11-12: RMB 200,000

• New student fee (includes uniform and school supplies): RMB 2,500

• Textbook deposit: RMB 1,500-3,000

• Transportation fee (optional): RMB 8,000-13,000/year

Lunch offered: Lunch is provided by the school.

Nationality of students: 70 percent Chinese (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), 10 percent Korean, 5 percent American, 15 percent from over 21 nationalities

Primary teaching language: English

Other languages taught as electives: Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Korean, German

Average class size: Maximum of 25

Average teacher/student ratio: 1:6

School hours: 8.20am-3.50pm

After-school activities: Over 60 ASAs including Model UN, BWYAtv, Speech and Debate, LEGO Robotics, Chinese Calligraphy, Creative Writing, Science Club and Wolves Athletics sports teams participating in interscholastic competitions in Beijing, Tianjin and beyond

Extra help offered? Drop-in study clubs staffed by faculty and intensive ESL support in the Primary School and as part of BWYA’s IN program

Scholarships offered? Academic scholarships, merit scholarships, financial aid for qualified enrolled students

School facilities: Four campuses in Beijing (Lido, Wangjing, and two in Laiguangying) including the brand new, purpose built, Upper Primary School campus opened in September 2016. Every classroom equipped with Smart Boards and BlueAir air purifiers. Other facilities include Apple computer labs, libraries, full science labs, art rooms, design and technology workspaces equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutter and vacuum forming machine, music studios, auditorium, athletic facilities as well as a dedicated Performing Arts and Athletics Centre. BWYA students also benefit from a full-time specialist school counselor and university counselor.

School nurse or doctor available? Yes

Contact: 18 Huajiadi Beili, Chaoyang District(8454 3478, 6470 6336 www.ibwya.net朝阳区花家地北里18号

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