Springboard International Bilingual School (SIBS) 君诚国际双语学校

Established in 2000, Springboard International Bilingual School provides a diversified learning environment for kindergarten through high school students, offering a bilingual education in Chinese and English that focuses on the American Common Core standards. A qualified school registered with the Beijing Municipal Educational Commission, SIBS is qualified to recruit international students and hire foreign teachers. SIBS utilize the Columbia University Reading Assessments and “Writing Pathways” writing program. Their educational programs offer a hands-on, integrated learning approach that trains students to focus on building proper reading and writing skills, as well as cultivating healthy lifestyles etc.

Founding date: May 2000

Age range: 2-18

Grades offered: Kindergarten to high school

School type: International bilingual school with US and Chinese curricula

Total area (in square meters): 40,000

Curriculum description: English, math, socials and science based on American Common Core standards. Chinese and Chinese mathematics based on Chinese National Curriculum.

Boarding program: Yes (middle and high school)

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 (2016-2017 academic year):

• Registration fee (one-time): RMB 1,600

• Nursery, K1, K2: RMB 100,000 (requires one-time admission fee of RMB 10,000)

• KG: RMB 120,000 (requires one-time admission fee of RMB 20,000)

• Primary school: RMB 140,000 (Grade 1-5, requires one-time admission fee of RMB 20,000)

• Middle/high school: RMB 160,000 (Grade 6-12, requires one-time admission fee of RMB 20,000)

• Transportation fee: RMB 8,000-11,000

• Uniform fee: RMB 2,200

• Lunch fee: RMB 27 per day (2016-2017 academic year)

Lunch offered: Nutritious Chinese, Western and vegetarian options

Nationality of students: Over 18 nationalities and territories represented

Primary teaching language: English, Chinese

Other languages taught as electives: No

Average class size: 16-20

Average teacher/student ratio: 1:6

School hours: 8.30am-3.30pm (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) 8.30am—4.10pm (Tuesday, Thursday, ASA day)

After-school activities: Cooking, arts and crafts, calligraphy, Chinese water color painting, chess, soccer, basketball, violin, piano, swimming, poetry, Lego, paper-folding, taekwondo, guitar, choir, dance, and more.

Extra help offered? ESL, CSL, additional tutoring support also available

Scholarships offered? Yes

School facilities: Multi-functional classrooms, open library, soccer field, basketball court, playground, auditorium, art room and Chinese calligraphy room, music room, multi-media room, open cafeteria and multi-purpose room, performance art theater and physical education recreation area.

School nurse or doctor available? Yes

Contact: No. 15, Gucheng, Huosha Lu, Houshayu, Shunyi District, Beijing (general inquires: 8049 0307, kindergarten: 8049 2460, office@sibs.com.cn) www.sibs.com.cn 顺义区后沙峪火沙路古城15号

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