Daystar Academy 启明星双语学校

Founded in 2002, Daystar Academy is a dual-curriculum K-12 program leading to a bilingual IB Diploma. Daystar has a long tradition of developing strong character in its students and has a heavy focus on world citizenship, with our students being deeply immersed in both Chinese and western cultures. Our motto is “Courage to Change and Inspire.“

Address and contact: Beigao Campus: 2 Shunbai Lu, Chaoyang District. 北京市顺白路2号
(5603 9446, Sanlitun Campus: No. 13 Sanlitun East 4th Street, Chaoyang District. 北京市朝阳区三里屯东四街13号. (8532 2500,
WeChat: DaystarAcademy

Founding date: 2002 (Beigao Campus), 2017(Sanlitun Campus)
School type: Bilingual
School hours: 8.10am-3.40pm
Ministry of Education accredited? Yes
Curriculum description: Kindergarten students are immersed in half-day English and half-day Chinese and are also offered special classes in music, library, and physical education. Elementary students use the IB PYP program framework and the US Common Core standards for English. They also follow China’s National Curriculum for Chinese and math. Science, history, and social studies are taught in both Chinese and English. Performing arts is taught in English, while music, art, and physical education courses are taught in Chinese. Middle/High School students use the IB MYP program framework and the US Common Core standards for English. Chinese and the Chinese National Curriculum Standards are used for Chinese Language and Literature, history and geography, and character education

Age range: 2-14 (eventually to 18 years old for Beigao Campus), 2-10 (Sanlitun Campus)
Grades offered: Beigao Campus: Kindergarten to middle school (Grade 8 currently, adding a grade every year to Grade 12). Sanlitun Campus: Pre-K (offered through Ivy Academy) and elementary school
Number of students: 544 (Beigao Campus), 220 (Sanlitun Campus)
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? Yes
Nationality of students: 20 nationalities including US, Canada, UK, France, and China
Class size (average): 20-22 (Daystar Kindergarten), 20-22 (elementary), 18-22 (middle school), 18-22 (high school)
Teacher-student ratio: 1:7 (kindergarten), 1:6 (elementary), 1:3 (middle school), 1:10 (high school)

Tuition and other fees:
Beigao Campus:
• Application: RMB 2,000 (non-refundable)
• Capital levy (for new Kinder/Elementary/Middle School students only): RMB 30,000
• Kindergarten: RMB 130,000
• Elementary: RMB 150,000
• Middle school: RMB 160,000

Sanlitun Campus:
• Application: RMB 2,000 (non-refundable)
• Kindergarten and elementary: RMB 175,000

• Uniform: RMB 800-1,200
• School bus: RMB 9,900-15,620 per year (optional)

Primary teaching language(s): English and Chinese
Other elective language(s): N/A
After-school activities: Academic: These activities will be geared towards students who need academic assistance or want to learn more about a particular subject. Artistic: These activities will be geared towards students who wish to explore their creative, artistic, and/or musical selves. Athletic: These activities will be geared toward students who wish to try different sports
Scholarships offered? Yes. Contact admissions for details.
Extra help offered? Student Learning Support, full-time Student Counselor, LEAP Program (Learning English for Academic Proficiency), and the Yu Yue Program for international students who need Chinese language learning support.

Total area (in sqm): 40,000 (Beigao Campus), 4,050 (Sanlitun Campus)
Facilities: Beigao Campus: Over 40,000sqm energy efficient modern campus, gymnasium, outdoor sports facilities, professional stage, dance studio, instrument practice rooms, library, batting cage, tennis courts, basketball courts, state-of-the-art air filtration and monitoring system. Sanlitun Campus: Performing arts studio, art studio, library, science lab, playground, culinary classroom (KG), multi-functional rooms, state-of-the-art air filtration and monitoring system.
Lunch fee: RMB 43 per day (optional)
Boarding program? No
Nurse/doctor available? Yes

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