The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB) 北京蒙台梭利国际学校

An affiliate member of the American Montessori Society (AMS), MSB has been teaching preschool, reception and elementary students for 26 years. The school is a sister institution of the International Montessori Teaching Institute (IMTI), which provides ongoing professional training and development to all MSB lead teachers and assistant teachers. At MSB, every child is treated as an individual and our Montessori-based curriculum enables our educators to tailor lessons to each pupil’s specific needs and interests. Our warm, nurturing environment, well-designed classrooms, and low student-teacher ratios allow us to bring out the best in each child at every age level, from Nursery to Grade 6. MSB’s Dual Language Programme is unique in Beijing.

Founding date: 1990

Age range: 1.5-12

Grades offered: Nursery-Grade 6

School type: International School

Total area (in square meters): 10,000

Curriculum description: Montessori, Dual-Language or English-Only. Within the Chinese classroom, all lessons and communications are conducted solely in Mandarin. The Dual Language Programme is available from Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Boarding Program: No

Number of students: 406

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 (fully refundable): RMB 20,000

• Nursery (ages 1.5-3): RMB 108,000 (half day), RMB 160,000 (full day)

• Kindergarten (ages 3-5): RMB 168,000 (full day)

• Reception (age 5): RMB 189,000

• Elementary (ages 6-12): RMB 196,000

• Transportation fee: RMB 11,200-16,900 per year

• Lunch fee: RMB 7,800 per year

Lunch offered: Catered by Beijing Riviera; the menu changes daily and alternates between Chinese and Western dishes.

Nationality of students: US, Canada, Hong Kong, Germany, UK, and more

Primary teaching language: English and Chinese

Other languages taught as electives: None

Average class size: Maximum 24

Average teacher/student ratio: 1:4 (Preschool), 1:6 (Reception), or 1:8 (Elementary)

School hours: 8.20am-3.45pm

After-school activities: Football, language clubs, baking, origami, swimming, dancing, art, choir, and more

Extra help offered? EAL and Accelerated English Programme (AEP). In the event that a child needs additional assistance, MSB will work with the parents to provide the best care and support for their child. Additional needs include, but are not limited to: regular learning support, speech therapy, psycho-educational evaluation, and a full-time shadow.

Scholarships offered? No

School facilities: Two main buildings that house the preschool, reception, and elementary classrooms, art and music studios, children’s kitchens, libraries and Coffee Stop, a refreshments area run by the MSB Parents’ Association. There is also a multi-purpose hall featuring an all weather ball court and stage, as well as two playing fields, two basketball courts, a running track, sandbox, and four playgrounds. Air filtration in each building and air curtains over all main doors.

School nurse or doctor available? Yes, full time.

Contact: Bldg 8, 2 Xiangjiang Beilu, Chaoyang District (6432 8228, admissions@msb.edu.cn) www.msb.edu.cn 朝阳区朝阳区香江北路2号院8号楼

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