International School of Beijing (ISB) 北京顺义国际学校

Celebrating over 35 years of academic excellence, International School of Beijing (ISB) is embracing the challenges and rewards of the future of education. Through a tailored, connected, real-world curriculum known as Learning21@ISB, our experienced and passionate teachers provide students with exceptional opportunities to grow as individuals, as scholars, and as contributing members of the community. Our curriculum and our culture are grounded in the core values of global-mindedness, integrity, respect, balance, creativity, and service. ISB has exceptional facilities, and offers superb opportunities in sports, service, and the arts. In our welcoming community, students find a purposeful balance of rigorous academics and enriching personal growth.

Founding date: 1980

Age range: 3 – 18 years

Grades offered: PreK3 – Grade 12

School type: International School

Total area (in square meters): 133,500

Curriculum description: ISB follows a standards-based curriculum (Learning21@ISB) that draws upon the best elements of international curriculum models for their Pre-Kindergarten 3 – Grade 12 classes. For high school students, ISB offers a full IB diploma program or IB certificate options for students in grades 11 and 12, as well as Advanced Placement (AP) courses.

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: Approximately 1650

Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Yes

Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes

Local Chinese students accepted? No

Tuition fees (2016-2017 Academic Year): 

• Applications Fee: RMB 1,950

• Pre-Kindergarten: RMB 161,640 + RMB 12,010 Capital Levy

• Kindergarten: RMB 189,430 + RMB 14, 490 Capital Levy

• Grade 1 – 5: RMB 189,430 + RMB 34,720 Capital Levy

• Grade 6 – 8: RMB 204,040 + RMB 34, 720 Capital Levy

• Grade 9 – 12: RMB 224, 180 + RMB 34, 720 Capital Levy

• Bus: RMB 10, 290 – 16,680 depending on distance

Lunch offered: Range on Western, Chinese, and vegetarian meals RMB 17-30 (per day)

Nationality of students: 50+ Nationalities, including US, South Korea, Canada, Australia, & Hong Kong

Primary teaching language: English. Dual-Language (Chinese and English) is offered in Pre-Kindergarten

Other languages taught as electives: Chinese, French, and Spanish

Average class size: 12 – 22 depending on grade level

Average teacher/student ratio: 1:9

School hours: 8.15 am – 3.25 pm

After-school activities: Athletics, choir, orchestra, film, photography, theater, debate club, Model United Nations, service clubs, wushu, arts & crafts, and more

Extra help offered? EAL, Learning Support Services, personalized learning, tutoring center

Scholarships offered? No

School facilities: 32-acre campus in Shunyi with two purpose-built sports domes sitting side-by-side, over 8,500 square meters, four fully-equipped gymnasiums (one with a climbing wall); baseball and softball diamonds; two full-sized turf soccer fields; and an aquatics center with a 25-meter pool and diving boards. In the main school building are 12 science labs, a student cooking lab, a visual arts wing in the middle and high school, and art studios in elementary school. Performing arts wing consists of a 600-seat theater, Black Box theater, rehearsal space, and studio stage. The main school building also has two library-media centers with more than 82,000 volumes and over 160 magazine subscriptions. ISB supports a one-to-one MacBook laptop program for each student in grades 2 through 12. A pharmaceutical grade (H-14) air filtration system ensures high air quality in all indoor areas. In 2015-16, six new flexible learning spaces were opened that optimize 21st century learning, namely three ‘collaboratories,’ two Maker Spaces, and the new ISB Futures Academy facilities.

School nurse or doctor available? Yes

Contact: 10 An Hua Street, Shunyi District (8149-2345 ext 1047, 顺义区安华街10号

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