JOY EL International Academy (JOY EL) 北京天悦国际学校

JOY EL International Academy of Beijing, located at No.8, Laiguangying East Road, in the center of Chaoyang’s international area in the main villa zone of Shunyi. JOY EL International Academy is an international school following an innovative model. The name of “JOY EL” is derived from Taoism. It means: “Follow the Tao (the way) smoothly, allow human nature to bring happiness.” Bilingual learning is very important at JOY EL. The curriculum of JOY EL is a combination of recognized international study courses and China’s own national curriculum. The school aims to develop strength and goodness of character in students, which will help them to maintain a positive approach as they meet life’s challenges, to have open minds and confidence to propagate a spirit of love for humanity.

Founding date: August 2017

Age range: 2-18 years old

Grades offered: ECC to Grade 12

School type: Bilingual International School, full time school

Total area (in square meters): 50,000 square meter

Curriculum description: International curriculum, Chinese National Curriculum, Self-owned curriculum

Boarding Program: NO

Number of students: Maximum 1800 students

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: RMB 2,000

• Early Childhood Center: RMB 156,000

• Elementary School (Preschool to Grade 5): RMB 206,000

• Middle School (Grades 6-9): RMB 228,000

• High School (Grade 10-12): RMB 256,000

• Other (uniform, bus): please check on school’s official website

Lunch offered: Provided by a professional international catering company, Chinese and Western food, and vegetarian

Nationality of students: Chinese nationals and foreign passport holders.

Primary teaching language: English & Chinese

Other languages taught as electives: Available in Middle School and High School

Average class size:

Early Childhood Center (16-18/class)

Elementary School (20/class)

Middle/High School (20/class)

Average teacher/student ratio: Adjusts according to level changes

School hours: 8.15am-3.40pm

After-school activities: Activities including: swimming, basketball, squash, yoga, tennis, soccer, science, drama, cuisine, dance, calligraphy, singing, model aircraft, robots, etc.

Extra help offered? No

Scholarships offered? Available for outstanding High School students

School facilities: A wide range of modern facilities, including a swimming pool, basketball court, yoga studio, mufti-functional gymnasium, tennis court, football pitch, technology and science lab, drama room, cooking kitchen, theater,  auditorium and a large-scale library.

School nurse or doctor available? Yes

Contact: No. 8, Laiguangying East Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing (010-64190938,

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