Beijing City International School (BCIS) is a non-profit private school. With the approval of the Education Committee of Chaoyang District, Beijing, BCIS acts as a pilot school offering educational reform and innovation through international educational practices that incorporate 15 grades of schooling, from pre-school to Grade 12. Learning is based on creatively implementing the Chinese national curriculum by adapting both progressive Chinese and foreign educational philosophies, teaching pedagogies, management, and modern educational strategies.
With the approval of the Education Committee of Chaoyang District, based on creatively and authentically implementing the Chinese national curriculum, the school curriculum consists of Early Childhood, Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme, all accredited and authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization. The school is also accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), and the International Schools Athletic Conference, Beijing-Tianjin (ISAC), the school is an active participant in various activities among the member schools and communities.
The program is implemented by the experienced faculty, consisting of teachers from 21 different countries. The nine graduating classes of BCIS (2009-2017) have been accepted into more than 260 universities in more than 10 countries. BCIS is licensed to offer a rigorous and respected international curriculum to both foreign and Chinese students.
Address: BCIS Main Campus: 77 Baiziwan Nan Er Lu, Chaoyang District 北京市朝阳区百子湾南二路77号
ECC Campus: 11 Dongbai Jie, Chaoyang District 北京市朝阳区东柏街11号
Contact: 8771 7171 (Main Campus), 6770 0766 (ECC Campus), firstname.lastname@example.org
Founding date: 2005
Age range: 2 to 18 years old
Grades offered: Toddler to Grade 12
School type: Non-profit Private School
Total area (in square meters): More than 60,000
Curriculum description: IB Programme (innovatively incorporating the requirements of the Chinese national curriculum within the PYP, MYP, and DP)
Boarding Program: No
Number of students: 1,044
Is the school accredited by the Ministry of Education? Registered with Education Committee of Chaoyang District, Beijing
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Tuition fees (2017-2018 Academic Year):
- Application fee: RMB 2,000
- New student fee: RMB 5,000
- Toddler: RMB 189,600
- Nursery: RMB 203,400
- Transportation: RMB 12,000 – 18,000 per year
- Pre-Kindergarten: RMB 217,200
- Kindergarten: RMB 231,000
- Grades 1-5: RMB 244,900
- Grades 6-8: RMB 262,600
- Grades 9-10: RMB 271,200
- Grades 11-12: RMB 279,900
- Lunch: BCIS ECC Campus: snack and lunch are included in the annual tuition fee;
- BCIS Main Campus: RMB 20 per meal (Grade 1), RMB 27 per meal (Grades 2-12)
Lunch offered: International catering company Aden offers both Chinese and Western meals in the school cafeterias and snack bar. BCIS ECC campus (ONLY) lunch menu works on a two-week rotation, and is eaten family-style in the school common areas.
Nationality of students: 31 nationalities (China, US, Canada, South Korea)
Primary teaching language: English
Other languages taught as electives: Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, as well as school-supported self-taught language programs that meet the requirements of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
Average class size: 15 (Toddler), 16 (Nursery), 18 (Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten), 22 (Grades 1-12)
Average teacher/student ratio: 1:7
School hours: 08.15am-3.30pm
After-school activities: BCIS offers Enrichment Activities both during lunch break and after-school; Dance, chess, calligraphy, swimming, basketball, volleyball, football, cooking, choir, taekwondo, kung fu, Chinese drumming, fashion design, robotics, computer program coding, film making, and more.
Extra help offered? Dedicated ELL Team, Learning Support Team, and Counselling Team (all-inclusive in tuition fees)
Scholarships offered? Yes. BCIS awards two kinds of scholarships: academic scholarships and merit scholarships, which are intended to inspire and nurture exceptional talents for students who embody and exemplify the mission and vision of BCIS. All students from Grade 9 – Grade 12 are eligible for the scholarship program that can either be a partial tuition scholarship or a full tuition scholarship.
School facilities: The BCIS Main Campus has over 50 classrooms, sports complex (swimming pool, football fields, gymnasium, fitness room), theater, design and technology lab, MakerSpace workshop, art rooms, individual art studios (specifically for G11 and G12 IB DP Art students), science labs, two libraries, two cafeterias, and more. The BCIS ECC Campus is an eco-friendly facility with 20 spacious classrooms, dining areas, indoor and outdoor play areas, learning kitchens, gymnasium, library, art room, rooftop gardens, and more. Both campuses also contain air-filtering equipment that removes at least 80 percent of harmful PM2.5 particles.
School nurse or doctor available? Yes, one nursing station on each campus – BCIS Main Campus and BCIS ECC campus.