Swiss curriculum
Ages 4 to 12

Swiss School Beijing

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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
Maximum 16 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus

This school is not available for a twelve year old child.

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Max. number of students per class


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Students can join after academic year begins


School bus service available


School start time


School finish time


School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

- Indoor swimming pool
- 3 full-size gyms
- Multi-sport air-supported Tiger L'Air dome
- FIFA-approved full-length football field with a track
- Vertex climbing wall
- Indoor basketball courts
- Tennis courts
- A fully-equipped workout room

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Swiss School Beijing is a new section of Western Academy of Beijing. It offers German-language education, based on the Swiss curriculum and within an international environment. The program is recognized by the Swiss government.

SSB provides an education that is based on the Swiss curriculum and is delivered in a truly multicultural environment. SSB welcomes children of Swiss and other nationalities interested in a German language education within an international community.

Teaching approach of the school

he 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.

Classes in a Swiss School Abroad are taught in at least one of Switzerland’s national languages. At the Swiss School Beijing, this will initially be German. In addition, education in the Swiss School Beijing is based on a Swiss curriculum, adapted to benefit from the School’s culturally rich Chinese and international context. The quality assurance for the School is carried out by educational experts from the Canton of Zurich.