International, Canadian curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Canadian International School of Beijing

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CurriculumInternational, Canadian
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 元226,000
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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 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元226,000

All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

It varies from year to year, but on average, 25% of the student population hold Canadian passports, 20% US, 15% Korean, the remaining 40% represent 45 nations with the largest representations from Australia, Japan, Malaysia, Italy, India, and Germany.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, French, Korean

Use of technology in the classroom

CISB is the first school in Beijing incorporating Smartboard teachnology extensively in teaching and learning activities. the technology gives the students and teachers an interactive learning tool and the capability to interact with the Internet immediately, facilitating and enhancing the learning process and knowledge base.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Elementary School: The amount of time any student spends on homework assignments normally should not exceed 30 minutes per night for Grades 1-2 and 60minutes per night for Grades 3-5.

Middle School: Normally, sixth graders are assigned an average of about 90 minutes of homework daily; seventh and eighth graders about two hours. However, the amount of time a child spends each night will depend on his or her academic background, study skills, maturity level, and organizational skills.

High School: Normally, about 2 to 3 hours of homework per day should be expected; however, during exam times, more time may be necessary.

The amount of homework varies by grade levels and gradually increases with the heavier academic load of our university preparatory program. The amount of time a child spends each night on homework depends upon his or her academic background, study skills, maturity level, and organizational skills.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Interviews and/or English assessments as appropriate.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

CISB accepts students with mild learning disabilities and with certain physical disabilities. Nevertheless, CISB cannot accept students whose physical or learning disability is judged by its academic staff to be such that it cannot effectively educate the child.

School start time


School finish time

Monday to Thursday: 15:35
Friday: 14:30

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

There are activities going on every day, which include swimming, ballet, gymnastics, Kungfu, Kendo, and soccer, to name just a few.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

- Three Gymnasiums: A full-sized gym for all types of competitive indoor sports, a smaller gym for the elementary program and one for the preschool program.
- A 25 m swimming pool, a wading pool for young children.
- A large area for Dance and other types of movement education.
- A weight training area.
- An outdoor space for a short track.
- A small soccer field.
- Outdoor playground.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Founded during the fall of 2005, the Canadian International School of Beijing offers a world-class facility with an internationally recognized Canadian education curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Programme.

Teaching approach of the school

Accrediated by the New Brunswick Department of Education in Canada, the Canadian International School of Beijing offers to its students internationally recognized Canadian curriculum.

The New Brunswick (Canada) curriculum that is used is recognized universally for its quality, breadth and depth. It is an outcomes-based system that ensures all students attain the required knowledge and skills before graduation. In the early years, this program provides an emphasis on basic skills, knowledge and attitudes that students will need for later success. As the program moves into Middle School, the subject areas broaden to provide students with experiences in more curriculum areas and to introduce new interests. In High School, the program begins to narrow once again as we prepare students to enter post secondary studies.