Daystar Academy 启明星双语学校

Daystar is a bilingual immersion school merging research-based best practices in the classroom with a school culture focused on nurturing and developing the whole child. Our school has four key goals for our students. First, to help students master content knowledge and skills through two languages, English and Chinese, enabling them to be truly bilingual in both languages upon graduation. Second, to ensure that students have strong character by being caring, principled, respectful, and service oriented. Third, to ensure students have a strong foundation in both Chinese culture and Western culture. Fourth, to ensure students have opportunities to build mastery in new content knowledge and skills in areas such as sports, visual arts, and leadership. We are an Ivy Education Group School.

Founding date: 2002

Age range: Ages 2-14

Grades offered: Toddler to Grade 8 (Fall ‘16). We will be adding a grade each year, and will have our first graduating class in 2021.

School type: Bilingual

Total area (in square meters): Main Campus: 30,000, Guantang (KG) 5,000

Curriculum description: Toddler Program: language acquisition and social development. Montessori Kindergarten Program (ages 3-6): half-day English and half-day Chinese Montessori programs. Kinder Class through Grade 8: IB Primary Years Program and Middle Years Program candidate school, using China’s National Curriculum for Chinese language arts and Math, and the US Common Core Standard for English literacy. Daystar now also infuses the PYP and MYP and project-based learning into its curriculum.

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: 500

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):

• Application: RMB 2,000

• Capital Levy (for new Elementary or Middle School students only): RMB 30,000

Tuition Fees:

• Toddler: RMB 95,000

• Kindergarten: RMB 125,000

• Elementary: RMB 140,000

• Middle School: RMB 150,000

• Others: School Uniform: RMB 800-1,000

• School Bus: RMB 9,000-15,000

Lunch offered: We offer a western and Chinese lunch, as well as a morning and afternoon snack for students every school day, sourced from local and sustainable food sources grown without pesticides or fertilizers. Prepared and cooked in house. Lunch and Snack Fee: 7,000 per year

Nationality of students: Total: 20 nationalties including USA, Canadian, UK, French and Chinese.

Primary teaching language: English and Chinese

Other languages taught as electives: N/A

Average class size: Toddler: 20, Montessori Kindergarten: 25, Elementary: 20, Middle School: 18

Average teacher/student ratio: Toddler: 1:5, Montessori Kindergarten 1:6, Elementary: 1:7, Middle school: 1:6-1:18

School hours: 8.10am-3.40pm on Non-ASA days, 8.10am-4.40pm on ASA days

After-school activities: Daystar offers ASAs in the following areas:

Academic- These activities are geared towards students who need academic assistance or want to learn more about a particular subject.

Artistic- These activities are geared towards students who wish to explore their creative, artistic, and/or musical selves.
Athletic- These activities are geared toward students who wish to try different sports.

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.

Scholarships offered? Yes. For details please contact admissions.

School facilities: FIFA certified sports field (1 of 2), Middle School Building, ASA building, indoor gymnasium and auditorium, cafeteria, science lab, dance studio, art room, and outdoor play area

School nurse or doctor available? Yes

Contact: No. 2 Shunbai Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100012(5603 9446, 135 5271 3730,, Wechat ID: IvyEducationGroup) 北京市朝阳区顺白路2号, 100012

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