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CityBeijing
CurriculumIB
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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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 17 students / class
Maximum 22 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: 元225,400
to: 元344,600
Address: 10 Laiguangying E Rd, Chaoyang Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100102
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Number of students

1,300

Number of nationalities represented in the school

53

Most common nationality

United States, China (including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), Republic of Korea, Canada, Australia and 48 other countries

Ratio of local students to international students

International vs. Local is 9:1

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

English is the language of instruction at WAB. WAB offers English as Additional Language (EAL) to support English language learners in all areas of language acquisition. The EAL program is embedded in the curriculum, and non-native English learners will be supported across all grade levels.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese, Spanish and French are offered as second language options during school hours, and our community run Mother Tongue Program includes German, Danish, Swedish, Spanish, Dutch, French, Finnish and Japanese.

Max. number of students per class

Early Years Program (3-4 years old) is 14 students per class. Junior Grade 1 (5 years old) is 20 students per class. Senior Grade 1 to Grade 12 is 22 students per class.

Average number of students per class

It varies among grade levels, 14-20 in general.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Use of technology in the classroom

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

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)

We teachers and students are well trained and equipped to pivot to virtual learning at any time as required, and the school has a contingent plans in place for emergencies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

External examinations or assessments available

International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)

Results in these examinations

WAB mean for IBDP Class of 2022 is 37 (vs. 32 for world mean)

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Home learning activities or course works are designed in multiple approaches as appropriate for each age group.

Approximate hours of homework given

It varies from grade levels and course of learning, it ranges from average 15 minutes to 2 hours a day

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Nearly 90% of WAB High School graduates enter university right after high school. The remaining may have a gap year or join national service prior to higher education.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes

Learning support offered

At WAB, we believe students learn best in a caring and inclusive environment and therefore we use a collaborative approach to co-plan, co-teach and co-assess so that students can learn in an inclusive environment with high expectations and high support. The student is at the heart of our integrated model, and the homeroom teacher is the primary support for their care. The support a student receives may include academic, socio-emotional, behavioral support with differentiated instructional strategies, strategic and targeted instruction, and individualized instruction.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Enrichment support is within the WAB Support Services model, and it aims to support students who demonstrate exceptional abilities and/or achievement compared to their age peers in one or more of the learning areas. Students will be supported with differentiated or individualized program within the cohort which may include acceleration in specific learning areas upon Leaning Support Center (LSC) recommendation.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes, WAB has an in-house educational psychologist and a team of qualified education counselors working alongside teachers to support students.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Complete application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee, and one or more of the following might be recommended depending of the application information gathered:
a) Student English language screening test
b) Play date/visitation
c) Family interview

Waiting list

Yes

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

WAB offers rolling enrollment and application is open all year long. Placement will be offered should there be any openings in a grade level, but the main season of offering and intakes happen in March/April before a new academic year begins.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, WAB offers rolling enrollment should there be opening in the grade level.

School start time

8:30

School finish time

15:20

Supervised care before/after school

Beyond the official school hours, adult supervision is only available from 8.10am before the classes start, and during after school activities should students enrolled in a particular activity.

School bus service available

Yes

School provided lunches

Lunch can be purchased from the school cafeteria, but the students have the option to bring home lunch.

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

Yes, a range of Western, Chinese, and vegetarian meal options are available, or students may bring food from home.

Uniform required

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

WAB offers more than 300 club, language and service options, and over 100 sporting options. The school extra- or co-curricular activities office (WABX) serves as a facilitator for the many sports tournaments, arts festivals and special events, which help to make WAB such a stimulating and vibrant environment. More information can be found: https://www.wab-edu.cn/experience/wabx.

Sports activities included

Swimming, ball games, physical fitness, movement and coordination programs are all included in our Physical Health Education (PHE) as one of our learning areas in the school curriculum.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Tennis, Soccer/Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton, Ruby, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming and many others.

Facilities at the school

All six school buildings are equipped with air filtration systems that keep the daily average AQI at 1. WAB has four exclusive buildings for each school section – Early Childhood Center, Elementary, Middle, High School – and the HUB Sports, Arts, and Technology Center is a shared resource for Middle and High School students. Each school section has a well-resourced library, several theaters, music and dance studios, science laboratories, maker space and design workshops, outdoor playgrounds, on-campus lake , and 7 unique dining spots/cafes.

Sports facilities at the school

Students have access to a rock-climbing wall, air-supported dome with 4 tennis hard courts and fitness center, indoor swimming pool, 3 gymnasiums, FIFA/IRB certified soccer field.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Learning at WAB is a transformative process which is intentional and iterative, challenging and joyful, and serves an authentic purpose. As an independent, non-profit international school, licensed in China as a 'School for Children of Foreign Nationals', WAB has complete control of our own curriculum, and we are able to design learning for students based on the best of education from around the world.

WAB's Curriculum is based on the IB programme frameworks and a selection of global standards and resources, ensuring progression through the years. Our standards-informed curriculum is adaptable and secure, challenging and joyful, and serves the authentic purpose of developing knowledgeable global citizens.

Throughout their education at WAB, students are empowered to have voice, choice and ownership of their learning. Using innovative teaching and learning strategies, our learners are taught to plan, research, take action and reflect on their learning. At all stages, student needs and interests help shape the curriculum and learning.

Teaching approach of the school

WAB is an innovative, leading IB-World School, offering the continuum of the Primary Years Programme (PYP, EY-G5), Middle Years Programme (MYP, G6-10) and Diploma Programme (DP, G11-12), alongside personalised learning pathways and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities to meet the needs of all of learners. Teaching, learning and assessment are built on these globally-recognised frameworks for international education, leading to high academic success and impressive university acceptances.

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