Beijing
International curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Beijing BISS International School

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CurriculumInternational
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
First year fees: Not public

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Number of students

300

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Max. number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English for Speakers of Other Languages Programme

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

BISS uses advanced technology tools to enhance the 21st Century Learning methodologies. The campus is a totally wireless-enabled campus, with access to the Internet from all parts of the school. The whole school's network infrastructure has been upgraded to provide stability and speed to support the school's digital learning needs. All classrooms are installed with digital LCD projectors and all learners use mobile technology as well as online learning environments. Students are able to keep up to date with the latest information through access to technology right in their classrooms.

Entry evaluation for students

There are no entrance exams but students may be required to take a placement test to ascertain that they are able to meet the academic expectation of the grade, and to guide grade placement.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The Optimal Learning Centre at BISS is devoted to helping each student reach their personal best. The focus is on the individual learning styles and needs of all students, ranging from those with mild learning difficulties to students in need of enrichment in one or more academic areas.

Learning support offered

The Optimal Learning Coordinators seek to gain a thorough understanding of each student’s individual needs through differentiation in teaching strategies, academic adaptations, observations, team meetings, family interviews and assessment.

As a part of the support programme, students may benefit from one or a combination of the following support models used at BISS.

- In- class support
- Individualized Education Plan
- Behaviour Management Intervention
- Remediation Programme
- Extension Programme
- Adaptive Technology
- Tailored teaching strategies
- Accommodations on assignments and/or assessments
- Modified Resources

School start time

8:15

School finish time

15:15

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Magic show, chess, choir, scientific experiments club, robotics, Kung Fu, Zumba, Fun Japanese culture, paper cutting, Taekwondo, table tennis, wooden toy making, Chinese culture and arts club, photography, world history film club, basketball, volleyball.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

- Playgrounds with age-appropriate structures for elementary school students
- Small gymnasium
- Rubber running track and multi-purpose courts for basketball, soccer, volleyball and other sports
- All-weather surface 5-aside soccer field
- Rock-climbing wall

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Beijing BISS International School was founded in 1994 by its sister school, ISS International School in Singapore, as an independent proprietary, co-educational, English-language day school offering an international curriculum for Pre-Kindergarten - Grade 12 students from the expatriate community of Beijing. The 11,000 square meter campus is conveniently located near major expatriate residential areas in central Beijing, located just of the North of Third Ring Road, close to the Olympic Games Village.

Teaching approach of the school

Beijing BISS International School is an IB World School serving the international community, committed to the ideals of the International Baccalaureate. The school's mission is to educate and empower students to attain personal excellence and positively impact the world.

In addition, it is also committed to the International Baccalaureate's mission to "develop inquiring knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect". BISS implements the IB Learner Profile both inside and outside of the classrooms for a truly holistic and collaborative learning experience.

Summary of prices and fees

This school does not make their fees public.

Where exactly is this school?

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@biss.com.cn
School's webpage: www.biss.com.cn
School's Fees webpage: www.biss.com.cn/Page.aspx?ID=4&NID=28
Address: No 17, Area 4, Anzhen Xili Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029 China