Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) 北京耀中国际学校

Yew Chung International School of Beijing is an international school with a variety of curricula drawn from the best elements of both Eastern and Western education. Its Early Childhood Education (Kindergarten) and Primary sections follow the National Curriculum for England (NCE) alongside a researched-based Chinese Language and Culture Program. Kindergarten and Primary classrooms incorporate a Co-Teaching Model with one Western and one Chinese teacher to create a fully immersed bilingual environment. Secondary School students follow Key Stage 3 of the UK National Curriculum, the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB). YCIS Beijing is one of five schools in China accredited by the NCCT, NEASC, and CIS.

Founding date: August 1995

Age range: 2-18

Grades offered: International K-12

School type: International School

Total area (in square meters): 15,850

Curriculum description: Enhanced English National Curriculum, ICGSE, IDBP

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: 750

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 2,000
Placement Deposit: RMB 20,000 (refundable) Tuition Fees:

• Kindergarten – K2 (Half Day) – RMB 86,000

• Kindergarten – K2 (Full Day) – RMB 142,000 • Kindergarten – K3 – RMB 176,000

• Kindergarten – K4 – RMB 184,000

• Lower Primary – Year 1 to Year 2 – RMB 225,000

• Lower Primary – Year 3 – RMB 227,000

• Upper Primary – Year 4 to Year 6 – RMB 233,000

• Lower Secondary – Year 7 to Year 9 – RMB 254,000

• Upper Secondary IGCSE – Year 10 to Year 11 – RMB 268,000

• Upper Secondary IBDP – Year 12 to Year 13 – RMB 275,000

• Sibling Discount: Second child: 15% Third child or more: 25% (Visit our website for more details)

• Uniform: Complimentary Bus: RMB 12,500 – RMB 14,500 (dependent on distance)

Lunch offered: Cafeteria with four sections (World Kitchen, Salad and Sandwich Bar, Italian Food, and Daily Specials). The Student Cafe offers breakfast, healthy snacks and fruit juices. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Catering by Aramark. Lunches range from RMB 25 – 30. Student Cafe prices range according to item.

Nationality of students: Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, UK, US

Primary teaching language: English and Chinese

Other languages taught as electives: We offer additional language study for interested students as After-School Activities depending on availability.

Average class size: 16-24

Average teacher/student ratio: Kindergarten – 1:8, Primary – 1:12, Secondary – 1:7 (tutor groups) 1:20 (class)

School hours: 8am – 3pm

After-school activities:40 Secondary and 55 Primary ASAs, including: Robotics Club, photography, visual arts, music and performing arts, model UN, Inter-school Sports Competition (ACAMIS), Roots and Shoots, kickboxing, Chinese Speech and Debate, Radio FM (English and Chinese), Chinese Calligraphy, Baking Club, Coding Club

Extra help offered?English as an Additional Language (EAL), Chinese as an Additional Language (CAL), Student Support Services (including Differentiated Learning for Gifted and Talented Students, Student Learning Support)

Scholarships offered? Yes. Overall Achievement Scholarship, Language and Literature Scholarship, Music and Performing Arts Scholarship, and Sports Scholarship

School facilities: Interactive SmartBoards, Primary and Secondary School libraries, auditorium, access to Olympic-sized swimming pool, access to Honglingjin Park for outdoor activities and athletics, Mac computer labs, fully equipped design and technology studio, recording studio, music room, Student Cafe, cafeteria, rooftop golf course, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, gymnasium, parent room, art rooms, dance studio, and internal PM 2.5 fresh-air systems to filter the air of classrooms, offices, and corridors, and pollution-proof windows and doors installed throughout the campus.

School nurse or doctor available? Yes

Contact: East gate of Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District 朝阳区后八里庄5号红领巾公园东门 (8583 3731, enquiry@bj.ycef.com, www.ycis-bj.com)

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