Beijing
International, American, Chinese curriculum
Bilingual
Ages 5 to 18

Keystone Academy

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CurriculumInternational, American, Chinese
Languages of instructionChinese, English
Age RangeAges 5 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 元265,000

Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction Chinese and English
Native Chinese and English teachers
Extra languages (other than Chinese and English)
Class sizes Average 16 students / class
Maximum 18 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元265,000

Important notes about this school

Keystone Academy includes a boarding program, optional in grades seven and eight, and mandatory in grades 9-12.

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Number of students

930

Most common nationality

Chinese

Max. number of students per class

18

Average number of students per class

Keystone's classes will be small, 18 in the elementary years and around 14 from grade 6 upwards.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the subject and grade level.

Entry evaluation for students

Assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Applicants who enter Keystone after Grade One will need to exhibit an appropriate level of competence in English and Chinese in order to transition into the relevant grade of Keystone's bilingual immersion curriculum.

External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available

Yes

School start time

8:00

School finish time

15:30

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Keystone offers many clubs and activities.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Keystone has an athletic field for soccer, three separate indoor gymnasia, a twenty-five meter swimming pool, several squash courts, a fitness & training center, indoor and outdoor running tracks, wushu and dance studios, and safe outdoor play spaces for children.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Keystone Academy is an innovative and unique school in China and the world. It draws from Chinese, American and International learning traditions and weaves them into a powerful bilingual education model. It is truly one-of-its kind in China.

Keystone Academy includes a boarding program, optional in grades seven and eight, and mandatory in grades 9-12.

Teaching approach of the school

The curriculum is bilingual in the primary years with more intensive instruction in English through middle and high schools. Keystone focuses on inquiry-based learning, critical thinking, and creative problem solving in a rigorous intellectual environment. This prepares Keystone students for the challenges of the modern integrated world. Keystone's academic program is international in scope with a strong and intentional central Chinese focus on national identity, language, culture, and history.