Keystone Academy 北京市鼎石学校

Keystone Academy blends traditions in Chinese, American, and international education. It is suitable for local and expat families in China, especially for those who want to raise a culturally- and cognitively- bilingual child. The school offers a bilingual immersion program in Chinese and English, with a strong emphasis on Chinese history and culture woven into the curriculum. Keystone is a day school through Grade 6. Boarding is optional in Grades 7 and 8 and required in Grades 9 through 12. The boarding program is structured similarly to the American boarding school tradition, where faculty families live in residence with the students. It enables character-building and community in a residential setting.

Founding date: 2014

Age range: 5-19

Grades offered: Foundation Year up to Grade 12 (2017-2018 academic year)

School type: Day and boarding school with an international curriculum

Total area: 100,000 sqm

Curriculum description: Primary: International Primary Curriculum (IPC); Secondary School: IBMYP and IBDP

Boarding Program: Optional in Grades 7-8. Compulsory in Grades 9-12

Number of students: 933 (2016-2017 School Year)

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 fee: RMB 2,000

• Primary school (day school tuition): RMB 230,000

• Secondary school (day school tuition): RMB 260,000

• Boarding tuition: RMB 360,000

• Uniform: Approx. RMB 3,700-5,000

• Bus: RMB 9,500-14,500

Lunch offered: Nutritious Chinese, Western, and vegetarian options, RMB 7,800-9,000 (day students)

Nationality of students: China, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, UK

Primary teaching language: Chinese and English

Other languages taught as electives: N/A

Average class size: 18 (primary), 16 (middle school)

Average teacher/student ratio: 1:6

School hours: 8am-3.30pm

After-school activities: Sports, music, visual arts, drama, and activities related to traditional Chinese culture

Extra help offered? Yes

Scholarships offered? Yes

School facilities: Three libraries, a performing arts center designed by a Harvard professor of architecture, science and technology labs, art spaces, a maker’s space, music practice rooms, an athletic field for soccer, three indoor gymnasiums, a 25m swimming pool, a fitness center, indoor and outdoor running tracks, outdoor play spaces for primary school, and two residence halls

School nurse or doctor available? Yes

Contact: 11 Anfu Jie, Houshayu, Shunyi District (80496008, admission@keystoneacademy. cn), 顺义区后沙峪镇安富街11号

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