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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction German
Native German teachers
Extra languages (other than German)
Class sizes Average 12 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元199,000
to: 元290,000
Address: c/o Western Academy of Beijing 10 Lai Guang Ying Dong Lu Chao Yang District Beijing 100102, P.R.C.
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

36

Number of nationalities represented in the school

5

Most common nationality

German

Ratio of local students to international students

There are no local students.

Native German speaking teachers

Yes. All our class teachers are from Switzerland and have obtained their teaching qualification in Switzerland. They speak German without any accent or dialect.

Language support for students not fluent in German

Language support integrated in our language concept.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French (starting from G5), English and Chinese (starting in JG1) during school. Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German as after school activity.

Max. number of students per class

16

Average number of students per class

12

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

1:1 iPad program starting from JG1, with learning APP for learning documentation.
Media and Informatics are taught as a subject starting from G3 and implemented cross-disciplinary starting from EY

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)

Yes

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is assigned for the higher grade levels and is used primarily to practice and consolidate and to support independence.

Approximate hours of homework given

10' per grade per day: 20' for G2, 30' for G3 etc.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

In August 2017, the Swiss School Beijing opened its doors as the German language section of the Western Academy of Beijing. The school offers EY-G5 classes at the moment and will subsequently roll out a new class each year.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

No

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Children are at the centre of the learning process. Our main goal is to make sure that their learning is successful.
We recognise that every child is different and we therefore use a differentiated approach to teaching and learning.
Our classes are aged-mixed which provides the best system for a differentiated approach.
We believe that education should be holistic, that it should develop academic knowledge as well as creative, sportive and social skills.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Please have a look at the Admission Guidelines on our homepage. We will meet every student and family personally. Student needs a foreign passport in order to join our school.

Waiting list

Not at the moment.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Students applying for admission at the start of a new school year are encouraged to do so before 30th of April. Places will continue to be offered after 30th of April, right up to the start of the school year, but the later an application for admission is submitted, the more likely it is to be waitlisted.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

School start time

8.30am

School finish time

3.20pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

There is a canteen, which provides healthy food for the students. Costs for a meal are around 30RMB.

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

There are plenty of choices every day. The canteen is equipped with microwaves, so students can bring their own food as well.

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Our After-school Activities (ASA) program runs three days a week for three sessions per year and offers an opportunity for students starting from Senior Grade 1. Students have the opportunity to choose from more than 75 activities falling under these main categories: arts, information communication technology, environment, dance, sports, chinese cultural activities, and languages. . Parents can participate in our "parent link" community. School events take place throughout the year.

Sports activities included

Sports are included in the school curriculum thrice a week, (2 PE, 1swimming). Starting from G2, the school offers various sports activities during lunch time under the frame of "Olympics Dreams Series". Many sports after school activities are offered on campus.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Facilities at the school

Library, learning kitchen, theatre, science lab, maker space, visual arts, performing arts, vast playground

Sports facilities at the school

We have a very well-equipped gym, a huge outdoor sports ground and even a swimming pool where students can learn how to swim.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Discover Swiss excellence at the Swiss School of Beijing, located on the prestigious campus of the Western Academy of Beijing. From preschool to grade 5, we offer German-language, mixed-age classes that focus on holistic learning based on the Swiss curriculum. The children benefit from a diverse education in a multicultural environment. Join our community!

Teaching approach of the school

At Swiss School, the child and its growth is in the centre. We follow a holistic approach where the in an interdisciplinary setting. We focus on the acquisition of competences, which besides knowledge also requires the application of such. Through meaningful and practical tasks, the teachers create an authentic and sustainable learning experience for our students.

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