Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing)

Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS 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). All year level sections also incorporate an innovative Learning Community model, teaching children collaboration, soft skills and creativity, and preparing students for the challenges of an unknown future. YCIS Beijing is accredited by the NCCT and CIS, and is part of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools.

Address: 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
WeChat: YCISBeijing
Contact: 8583 3731,

Founding date: August 1995
School type: International school
School hours: 8am-3.15pm
Ministry of Education accredited? Yes
Curriculum description: Enhanced English National Curriculum, ICGSE, IDBP

Age range: 2-18
Grades offered: International K-12
Number of students: 750
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Nationality of students: Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Spain, UK, US
Class size (average): 16-24
Teacher-student ratio: 1:8 (kindergarten), 1:12 (primary), 1:7 (secondary), 1:7 (tutor groups) 1:20 (class)

Tuition and other fees (2018-2019 academic year):
• K2 – Kindergarten (half day): RMB 96,000
• K2 – Kindergarten (full day): RMB 160,000
• K3 – Kindergarten (full day): RMB 197,000
• K4 – Kindergarten (full day): RMB 201,000
• Year 1-2 – Lower Primary: RMB 241,000
• Year 3-5 – Upper Primary: RMB 249,000
• Year 6 – Lower Secondary: RMB 257,000
• Year 7-8 – Lower Secondary: RMB 272,000
• Year 9 – Upper Secondary IGCSE: RMB 275,000
• Year 10-11 – Upper Secondary IGCSE: RMB 284,000
• Year 12-13 – Upper Secondary IB: RMB 288,000
• Application fee: RMB 2,000
• Placement deposit: RMB 20,000 (refundable)
• Sibling discount: 15 percent (second child) 25 percent (third child or more)
• Uniform: One complimentary set
• Bus: RMB 12,500 – RMB 14,500 (dependent on distance)


Primary teaching language(s): English and Chinese
Other elective language(s): We offer additional language study for interested students as afterschool activities depending on availability.
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
Scholarships offered? Yes. Overall Achievement Scholarship, Language and Literature Scholarship, Music and Performing Arts Scholarship, and Sports Scholarship
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, School Counsellor, dedicated University Guidance Counsellor

Total area (in sqm): 15,850
Facilities: Open-plan purpose-built Learning Communities, 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.
Lunch: School cafeteria with catering by Chartwells. Vegetarian and vegan options available. A Student Cafe offers breakfast, healthy snacks and fruit juices.
Boarding program? No
Nurse/doctor available? Yes

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