Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) 北京京西学校

Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is a leading non-profit, independent IB World School. Founded in 1994, WAB prides itself on innovative and highly qualified teachers, world-class facilities, diverse community, warm and supportive environment and service-oriented culture. Students are the focus of WAB’s learner-centered atmosphere and are encouraged to take their place as responsible citizens of the world.

Address: 10 Laiguangying Donglu, Chaoyang District. 朝阳区来广营东路10号
WeChat: WAB_Chat
Contact: 5986 5588, wabinfo@wab.edu
Web: www.wab.edu

Founding date: 1994
School type: International school
School hours: 8.30am-3.20pm
Ministry of Education accredited? Yes
Curriculum description: International Baccalaureate programs from Early Years through High School, including the Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, and Diploma Programme. Our Early Years curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. The Swiss curriculum is available to students in Pre-K-Grade 2.

Age range: 3-18
Grades offered: Early Years-Grade 12
Number of students: 1,400
Foreign passport holder accepted? Yes
Local Chinese students accepted? No
Nationality of students: US, South Korea, Canada, Netherlands, Australia and 47 more
Class size (average): 14 (Early Years), 22 (elementary to high school)
Teacher-student ratio: 1:8

Tuition and other fees:
• Early Years (3 years old, half day): RMB 111,300
• Early Years (3/4 years old, full day): RMB 187,200
• Kindergarten-Grade 1: RMB 222,600
• Grade 2–5: RMB 238,700
• Grade 6–8: RMB 253,200
• Grade 9–10: RMB 278,700
• Grade 11–12: RMB 286,000
• Transportation, PE Kits, after-school activities included in tuition

Primary teaching language(s): English
Other elective language(s): German, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, Swedish, Japanese, Chinese
After-school activities: More than 400 after school activities through its dedicated WABX Department. Extensive athletic, artistic, academic and service activities are available to all students for free. Those include volleyball, soccer, badminton, rugby, soccer, baseball, choir, band, Chinese culture, literature, art, photography, speech and debate, global citizen projects, and more
Scholarships offered? Financial assistance available
Extra help offered? EAL, Learning Support and Mother Tongue Language Support available

Total area (in sqm): 99,900
Facilities: All six school buildings are equipped with air filtration systems that keep the daily average AQI at 1. WAB has four exclusive buildings for each school section – Early Childhood Center, Elementary, Middle, High School – and the HUB Sports, Arts, and Technology Center is a shared resource for Middle and High School students. Each school section has a well-equipped library. Students have access to a rock climbing wall, air-supported dome, indoor pool, several theaters, music studios, 3 gymnasiums, outdoor sports courts, FIFA/IRB certified sports field, fitness center, 7 unique dining spots/cafes
Lunch: Students purchase snacks and meals with a 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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