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International School of Beijing

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CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 元309,350
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元309,350
Address: 10 An Hua Street, Shunyi District, Beijing 101318 People's Republic of China
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Number of students

1700

Number of nationalities represented in the school

50

Most common nationality

On average, 45 percent of students hold US passports, 13 percent are from Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macao, 12 percent are from South Korea, 9 percent are from Canada, 3 percent are from Australia and 3 percent are from Singapore. The remaining 15 percent represent more than 40 countries.

Ratio of local students to international students

100% international

Max. number of students per class

PreK 3: Maximum 12 students per class
PreK 4: 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

20

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, Spanish, French

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.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

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.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support

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

Yes

School start time

8:15

School finish time

15:25 (Wednesday 14:25)

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Music swap, choir, ballet, guitar, Latin dance, Chinese singing, Hip Hop and jazz, sketchbook, fun with clay, wood crafting, air modeling club, crystal flower making, studio express, Wushu warriors, rock climbing, gymnastics, tennis, table tennis, karate, archery, magic show, chess, Lego, Taekwondo, rollerblading, cooking.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

4 gymnasiums (1 with a climbing wall), baseball and softball diamonds, 2 soccer fields, a stadium with a running track, 25-meter pool with 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.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The International School of Beijing offers an academically rigorous, balanced and engaging learning environment. Founded in 1980, ISB is an independent, co-educational, non-profit day school for students in PreK 3 through Grade 12. A challenging standards-based curriculum, reflecting the best practices of international schools around the world, focuses on critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity.

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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