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Ages 3 to 18

Western Academy of Beijing

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
International Baccalaureate Yes
Yearly fees (G7): 元264,600
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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264,600
Address: 10 Laiguangying E Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100102

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

42% of WAB students come from the USA, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. 27% are from European countries and 24% are from Asia.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Language support for students not fluent in English

English as an Additional Language

Additional language classes offered by the school

Language Programs offered: Chinese, French, Spanish, Dutch.

Mother Tongue Language Programs offered: French, German, Dutch, Finnish, Danish, Swedish and Japanese.

Use of technology in the classroom

WAB is an Apple Distinguished School and runs a successful 1:1 laptop program.

Uniform required


External examinations or assessments available

IB Diploma

School bus service available


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Support services.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Enrichment support within the WAB Support Services model, aims to differentiate for students who demonstrate exceptional abilities and/or achievement compared to their age peers, in one or more of the learning areas forming the educational program offered at WAB.

School start time


School finish time


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

WAB offer more than 400 extracurricular options.

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

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Western Academy of Beijing is a leading international IB World school. Founded in 1994, WAB prides itself on its world-class facilities, highly qualified teachers, global curriculum, warm and supportive environment, and service-oriented culture. WAB provides a learner-centered atmosphere that nurtures a strong sense of community among its students with the mission to “Connect, Inspire, Challenge: Make a Difference.” WAB students are encouraged to take their place as responsible citizens of the world who can influence their surroundings through careful reflection and positive action.