The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun (BSB, Sanlitun) 北京英国学校

The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun is located in the heart of the embassy district in the leafy streets of Sanlitun. It specializes in Early Years and Primary education with two campuses within walking distance of each other. BSB, Sanlitun follows the English National Curriculum, which is tailored to meet the needs of its international cohort of students, and curriculum content is taught thematically. Students are enabled to become internationally-minded, confident, and independent individuals, and are given the opportunities, motivation, and support to achieve their very best.

Founding date: 2003-2004

Age range: 1-11

Grades offered: Pre-Nursery to Year 6

School type: International School

Total area (in square meters): Gross: 4,400, Building: 6,000

Curriculum description: English National Curriculum

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: Maximum 600

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):

Application Fee: RMB 1,600

Tuition fees for one academic year (2016-2017):  

• Pre-Nursery and Nursery: RMB 124,940 (half-day) RMB 184,670 (full-day)

• Reception: RMB 198,700

• Years 1-2: RMB 220,460

• Year 3: RMB 234, 930

• Year 4-6: RMB 238,330

*Three percent annual discount available if full-year paid upfront.

Other (deposit, uniform, bus, capital levy, etc):

Refundable security deposit: RMB 16,000

Transportation: RMB 8,950-12,950

Compulsory uniform: Costs vary

Lunch offered: A variety of Asian and Western options, including vegetarian. Canteen includes a sandwich station and salad bar. Lunch fee is included in tuition fees.

Nationality of students: Over 55 nationalities represented, including UK, USA, Australia, Germany and Hong Kong.

Primary teaching language: English

Other languages taught as electives: Chinese and German

Average class size: Maximum 22

Average teacher/student ratio: 1:3 (Pre-Nursery) to 1:11 (Year 6)

School hours: 8.30am to 3.30pm

After-school activities: A range of creative, sporting, music and language activities such as cooking, singing, ukulele, table tennis, sewing, basketball, drama, sketching, football, creative writing and construction.

Extra help offered? EAL (English as an Additional Language).

Scholarships offered? No

School facilities: Classrooms with interactive whiteboards, ICT suite, laptop and iPad trolleys for use in classrooms, music room with designated individual practice rooms, library, outdoor playgrounds, astro turf football pitch, indoor gymnasium and an indoor urban sports center featuring a climbing wall and ball pool.

School nurse or doctor available? Yes


Primary Campus: 5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100027 (8532 3088) 朝阳区三里屯路西六街5号

Early Years Campus: 7 Beixiaojie, Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China 100027 (8532 5320) 朝阳区三里屯路北小街7号

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