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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 24 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元235,000
to: 元315,000
This school has more than one campus in Beijing:
Beijing City International School: Ages 3 to 18

Address: 77 Baiziwan South 2nd Rd, ShuangJing, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100022

Early Childhood Center: Ages 2 to 6

Address: No.11 Dongbai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022, PR China

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality


Ratio of local students to international students

62% local : 38% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English Language Learning programme

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, Spanish

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class

Nursery-K: 17-20
G1-12: 24

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

The integration of technology as an educational tool is inherent in learning and teaching at BCIS. The school's ongoing technology plan includes the purchase of state of the art hardware and software for students, digital projectors for many classrooms, interactive whiteboards, and professional development for teachers and support staff.
BCIS has a 1:1 Apple laptop personal ownership program in Secondary School. BCIS chose to use Apple laptops rather than PC-based laptops due to the wide variety of Apple-based educational software and the high level of professional training and technical support available from Apple in Beijing.
All students in Grades 6-12 are required to purchase their own Apple laptop computer. As a result, teachers are able to more efficiently plan for the effective use of technology in their classes.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)


Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma, IDEATE Program

Results in these examinations

Average of 34

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade level

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support.
BCIS provides learning support for those students who require additional assistance in mastering the curriculum. Acceptance into the school for children with special needs is made on a case by case basis. The determination is based on whether the school has sufficient expertise and resources to accommodate the student.

Learning support offered

Dedicated EAL Team, Learning Support Team, and Counselling Team (inclusive in tuition fees)

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school

Enrichment Activities are available after school

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

BCIS offers Enrichment Activities both during lunch break and after-school; including academic ones such as Aeromodelling, Start Up, Model United Nations, Robot Maker, Criminal Psychology, Brain Bee, Economy, STEAM, Detective Science, Mathematics, and Programming, as well as athletic ones like swimming, Jiu Jitsu, Golf, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Softball, Indoor Rock Climbing, Ballet, Football, and Basketball. There are also artistic and cultural ones like the Migrant Children’s Foundation, Oil Painting, Chinese Traditional Culture, Orchestra, Magic, Chess, Animal Shelter, and Acapella.

Sports activities included

PYP and MYP Physical Education.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

The BCIS Main Campus has over 50 classrooms, sports complex (swimming pool, football fields, gymnasium, fitness room), theater, design and technology lab, Maker Space workshop, 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 contain air-filtering equipment.

Sports facilities at the school

BCIS has an outstanding Sports Complex that provides extensive space for physical education classes and sports events. The Sports Complex includes a three-basketball-court indoor multipurpose gymnasium, a fully equipped fitness and weight room, a FIFA-certified football pitch and outdoor basketball and tennis courts.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Beijing City International School (BCIS), a member of YueCheng Education, was founded in 2005. BCIS is a non-profit private school located in Beijing’s central business district. Approved by the Education Committee of Chaoyang District, BCIS is a fully authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). BCIS is future-focused, employing innovative educational practices and comprehensive learning strategies. Personalization lies at the heart of the BCIS experience, prioritizing a team-first approach to collaboration and leadership development, empowering and inspiring students to make informed choices and creating unique life stories.

Teaching approach of the school

At BCIS, high-quality learning and teaching begins with our mission and is a responsive partnership that involves all members of the learning community. Learning and teaching is personalised, developmentally appropriate, collaborative, and allows for transfer of knowledge and skills into authentic contexts. Learning and teaching is intentional, concept-based, agentic, and cross-disciplinary to foster critical and creative thinking. Learning and teaching allows for self-directed inquiry that presents opportunities for learners to take meaningful action for the good of all in an ever-changing world. Learning and teaching is inclusive and supports the academic, social-emotional development and well-being of the whole learner.

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