Swiss School Beijing 北京京西瑞士部

In August 2017, the Swiss School Beijing opened its doors as the German language section of the Western Academy Beijing. It is the first school and kindergarten in China to combine a German language education, a multicultural environment, and Swiss excellence. The Swiss education system is built on the pedagogical principles of J.H. Pestalozzi, a Swiss pioneer in modern education, and provides a solid foundation for life-long learning. It is also one of the main reasons for Switzerland’s present-day ranking as the most innovative country worldwide. The Swiss School Beijing is supported by the Swiss government.

Address: 10 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District,

Founding date: August 2017
School type: International school and kindergarten
School hours: 8.30am-3.20pm
Ministry of Education accredited? The Swiss School Beijing is a section of Western Academy of Beijing and operates under the corresponding licenses
Curriculum description: German-language Swiss curriculum

Age range: 3-8
Grades offered: Early Years-Grade 3, with an additional grade to be rolled out in each of the coming years.
Number of students: 20 students in 2018
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Nationality of students: Switzerland, Germany, US,  Austria, and others
Class size (average): 8
Teacher-student ratio: 1:8

Tuition and other fees(2018-2019 academic year):
• Early Years: RMB 137,000
• KG1, and KG2: RMB 163,000
• Grade 1-3: RMB 195,000
• Application fee: RMB 2,100

Primary teaching language(s): German
Other elective language(s): Chinese is taught as a second language from KG2 onward. English is taught by immersion and French is introduced in Grade 5
After-school activities: Students of the Swiss School Beijing have access to the numerous after-school activities offered by Western Academy of Beijing. A wide variety of sports, artistic, academic and service activities are available
Scholarships offered? Financial assistance available
Extra help offered? German as a Second Language

Total area (in sqm): The Swiss School Beijing is located on the campus of Western Academy of Beijing (110,000 sqm)
Facilities: As a section of Western Academy of Beijing, the Swiss School Beijing benefits from an air filtration system that keeps the daily average AQI at 1. Students of the Swiss School Beijing also have access to a well-equipped library, air-supported dome, indoor pool, several theaters, music studios, three gymnasiums, outdoor sports courts, FIFA/IRB certified sports field, fitness center, and unique dining spots/cafes.
Lunch: Prepaid SmartCard, range of Western, Chinese, and vegetarian options catered by Aramark
Lunch fee: RMB 13-28
Boarding program? No
Nurse/doctor available? Yes

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