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Language of instructionGerman
Age RangeAges 3 to 11
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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 8 students / class
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元193,000
to: 元254,000
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

We have organised the information available for this school into 10 sections and 36 questions. Click or tap on the name of each section to read more.
Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Swiss, German

Ratio of local students to international students

There are no local students.

Native German speaking teachers

Yes. We recruit highly qualified and experienced teachers. Our class teachers have educational qualifications that are recognized by the Swiss government. They speak German without any accent or dialect.

Language support for students not fluent in German


Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Chinese, English, Danish, Dutch, French, Finnish, Japanese

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

The Swiss School is an Apple Distinguished School and runs successful programs throughout the Elementary School, including:

1:2 iPad program for Kindergarten
1:1 iPad program for Grades 1 and 2
1:1 laptop program for Grades 3 to 5
Shared iPads in Early Years

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)


Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Sometimes. The school finishes at 3.20pm, so if there is homework, it won't be too much.

Approximate hours of homework given

1 hour

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 Beijing. The school will initially offer Kindergarten as well as Primary 1 and 2 classes, and will subsequently roll out a new class each year.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs


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.
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


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Please have a look at the Admission Guidelines on our homepage. In brief: Students need 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


School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available


School provided lunches

There is a canteen, which provides healthy food for the students. One meal is about 30 RMB.

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


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 from Senior Grade 1 to select activities. 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 twice a week. If the students wants to get more active he/she can join several sports programs after school.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


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

The Swiss School Beijing is the first “Swiss School Abroad” in China and offers a unique window onto the Swiss education system. This system was built on the pedagogical principles introduced by J.H. Pestalozzi in the 18th century, and has contributed significantly towards Switzerland’s present-day ranking as the most innovative country worldwide. Education has always played a central role in the social, cultural and economic growth of Switzerland.

Our school nurtures:
A spirit of exploration and the motivation to learn
Creativity and innovation
Self-confidence and empathy
Responsibility and reliability
Respect for others and the environment
The ability to learn and the willingness to perform

Teaching approach of the school

How do we prepare our children for the opportunities and challenges of tomorrow? We believe that this is best achieved by letting them discover the fun of learning and allowing them to grow up in a truly multicultural setting.

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