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CurriculumsIB and American
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 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 18 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元232,800
to: 元368,020
Address: 10 An Hua Street, Shunyi District, Beijing 101318 People's Republic of China
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

US, South Korea, Canada, Australia

Ratio of local students to international students

100% international

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, Spanish, French

Max. number of students per class

Early Years: Maximum 12 students per class
Early Years: Maximum 14 students per class
Kindergarten-Grade 1: Maximum 18 students per class
Grades 2-5: Maximum 20 students per class
Grades 6-12: Maximum 22 students per class

Average number of students per class

12-22, depending on the grade level

Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

ISB's educators broaden students' skills base by integrating technology into their learning activities. Students work with a wide variety of programs and often create and edit videos as part of their learning experiences. Students are introduced to one-to-one laptop and/or iPad program in Kindergarten. They work with laptops in class on individual activities and on collaborative projects. Middle School students take on more responsibility for their learning and take their laptops home in the evenings to complete homework tasks.

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)


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma (Grade 11 and 12)

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

As an inclusive school, ISB serves students with diverse learning needs (mild, moderate, intensive). ISB also offers Learning support services and personalized learning.

Learning support offered

Learning support services help students with learning challenges to become more independent learners. Specialists help students to strengthen their work habits and work on the remediation of skills so that students can benefit from the school curriculum. Classroom and learning support teachers work with parents to address the specific needs of students. In some cases, students require short-term interventions or accommodations and are offered learning support for up to a semester. When students require learning support over a longer period of time, ISB creates an Individual Learning Plan.

Student access to education psychologist


Entry evaluation for students

Admissions decisions are based on a variety of evaluative procedures including a review of official school transcripts, records, and similar documents. The Admissions committee may request that your child complete additional assessments.

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Rolling enrollment

Students can join after academic year begins


School start time


School finish time

15:25 (Wednesday 14:25)

School bus service available


School provided lunches


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

A range of Western, Chinese and vegetarian meals are available.

Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

200+ activities offered including athletics, choir, orchestra, film, photography, theater, debate club, model united nations, service clubs, arts and cafts, and more.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

12 science labs, 2 student cooking labs, 2 theaters, a Black Box theater, rehearsal space, and studio space. Two library-media centers with more than 82,000 volumes and over 160 magazine subscriptions. In 2020, ISB opened four new facilities including an Early Years Learning Center, Elementary School Arts Center and Theater, Middle and High School Performing Arts Center, and Middle and High School Art and Design Center.

Sports facilities at the school

4 gymnasiums (1 with a climbing wall), baseball and softball diamonds, 2 soccer fields, a 665-seat stadium with a running track and rugby pitch, and an aquatics center with a 25-meter pool and diving boards. ISB also has two purpose-built sports and recreation domes enclosing six tennis courts and a wide range of indoor/outdoor sports and fitness areas.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

ISB has a history of excellence spanning four decades, its Mission fulfilled by passionate, highly qualified educators who want the best for every student. The school is dedicated to programs that are most effective for learning and as a progressive school, ISB responds to students’ changing needs. Research-based programs and outstanding facilities mean students are prepared for success in a world changing at a breathtaking pace. ISB enjoys a track record of excellent learning outcomes, with students attending colleges which are most appropriate for them. The school’s commitment to realizing students’ potential is built around nurturing their intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development.

Teaching approach of the school

The International School of Beijing aspires to be an adaptive, inspirational, forward-looking learning community, cultivating relationships that ignite each student's passion for lifelong-learning. ISB will nurture the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each child. ISB will embrace change, inspire creativity and foster innovation. ISB will actively promote global understanding and respect within and between cultures. ISB's community will model integrity and seek opportunities to serve with compassion and conviction.

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