Swiss School Beijing, the first Swiss-targeted school in China recognized by the Swiss government, as well as a new partnership with the Association Swiss School Beijing, officially announced its opening on Oct 30.
The school is housed in a section of the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB), benefiting from the infrastructure of this reputed international school.
Education at the Swiss School Beijing will be based on the Swiss curriculum, adapting itself to benefit from the school’s culturally rich Chinese and international context. The quality assurance for the School is carried out by educational experts from the Canton of Zurich.
Beginning in the 2017–18 school year, the Swiss School Beijing will offer a Kindergarten (4-5 years old) class and a primary school (Grades 1 and 2), and will subsequently roll out a new class each year. Classes will initially be taught in German, with French being introduced in the second phase.
The 2017–18 kindergarten and primary classes will have a maximum of 16 children and will be taught by an experienced teacher with Swiss teaching qualifications. Children will also have courses in English and can choose to join WAB’s Chinese language program. The Swiss curriculum caters to speakers of all levels, from beginner through native.
In accordance with relevant regulations and policies of China’s Ministry of Education and the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, only students with foreign passports with a valid resident or diplomatic visa sponsored through the parent’s employer can be enrolled in the Swiss School Beijing.
Photo: Courtesy of Swiss School Beijing