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Yew Chung International School of Beijing

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CurriculumsIB and British
Languages of instructionEnglish and Chinese
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Yearly fees (G7): 元277,000
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and Chinese
Native English and Chinese teachers
Extra languages (other than English and Chinese)
Class sizes Average 22 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: 元277,000
Address: Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025, P.R.C
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Number of students

250-300

Number of nationalities represented in the school

46 Nationalities

Most common nationality

Our top nationalities are American, Hong-Kong, British, South Korean, Australian, European, and Canadian

Ratio of local students to international students

YCIS only enroll children of foreign nationals or students who hold foreign permanent residence status. The broad breakdown is 40% Western passport holders and 60% Asian passport holders.

Max. number of students per class

• K2 (2-3 years old):16
• K3 (3-4 years old):22
• K4 (4-5 years old):24
• Primary, Years 1-6 (5-11 years old):25
• Secondary, Years 7-11 (11-16 years old):25
• Secondary, Years 12-13 (16-18 years old):20

Average number of students per class

22

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Each class in ECE and Primary have a fully qualified Chinese teacher who work collaboratively with a Western teacher in line with the School’s Co-Teaching Model. School also allows one-to-one teaching assistance where needed at an additional cost.

Native English and Chinese speaking teachers

Yes, the majority of our classroom teachers are from English-speaking countries. A few exceptions in secondary school where the school employs a few subject specialists.

Language support for students not fluent in English and Chinese

Yes, the School offers a comprehensive English as an Additional Language (EAL) Programme in Primary School and an Intensive English Programme in Secondary to support students whose first language is other than English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Chinese (Mandarin) is a compulsory course in Primary and Secondary School. The School’s Language Programmes are the strongest in Beijing and YCIS is very well known for it. Every year, the majority of our graduates achieves a bilingual diploma

Use of technology in the classroom

One of the core tenets of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing school motto is to “Align with Science and Technology”. In each classroom, students have access to cutting edge devices and software to imbue in students creativity, problem-solving, and other soft skills necessary for success in their post-academic career.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Homework is an integral part of the curriculum and is planned and prepared alongside all other learning programmes. Teachers will give homework according to the age, ability, and circumstances of the students, taking into account individual learning needs.

Approximate hours of homework given

Depending on the child, year group, and nature of the homework, times vary between 20 and 90 minutes per night. For the Secondary Section, times vary as per the circumstances of each student.

Uniform required

Yes, uniform is mandatory for all students in K3 and above. Each year, a full uniform set is provided free of charge and includes a summer and winter dress set and sport set.

Waiting list

Some year levels reach full capacity during summer holiday and waiting lists are created to attend YCIS Beijing. To avoid disappointment, we recommend families to apply as soon as possible.

Entry evaluation for students

Depending on the applied year level, the application process may include student/family interviews, written placement tests, external assessment, and/or online evaluations.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Assessments range from standard English language level assessments and/or a CEM assessment for students entering Year 1 through Year 13. This allows the school to determine the best placement for students based on their language level and ability.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The school offers a rolling admissions policy and is able to enroll students at any time throughout the year.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, as a service to the mobile global community, we attempt to accept students throughout the entire current academic year. Some restrictions may apply with respect to certain programmes offered (i.e. the IBDP programme), or limited seating for certain year levels.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We have a 100% university acceptance rate.

External examinations or assessments available

Our students complete external examinations at the end of Year 11 for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and at the end of Year 13 for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.

Results in these examinations

YCIS Beijing students maintain a 100% IGCSE and IBDP pass rate. Their results are already higher than the world average. Every year, the majority of our graduates achieves a bilingual diploma. YCIS Beijing students are well known for their excellence in academics, including stellar examination results and overall scholastic achievement. A rigorous academic programme, paired with a holistic approach to education, is one of the main reasons why YCIS Beijing graduates continue to be accepted into top-ranked universities around the world

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

N/A

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

Yes, we have a great number of bus routes available to the campus. The school bus is optional

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

The school offers counselling, university guidance and pastoral care. Our Student Support Services Department is also able to provide some support for literacy skills (in Chinese and English) and individual learning needs (support and enhancement).

Learning support offered

Learning Support works with students who need support in academic, vocational, and general well-being. These students may also need support in the areas of cognitive learning, communication, and interaction with others. We are able to offer this as a whole-school initiative or in small groups, supporting the teacher in the classroom and in 1:1 support sessions.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Additional support can also be provided for high ability students to stretch their talents and develop critical thinking skills in key areas such as Maths, Literacy, and Science

Student access to education psychologist

Students may access an external educational psychologist through referral by our Head of Student Support, if needed.

School start time

School hours depend on the programme the students attend. The following is a breakdown of school hours:
K2 half-day: 8–11.30 a.m.
K2–4 full-day: 8 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.
Year 1–13: 8 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.

School finish time

School hours depend on the programme the students attend. The following is a breakdown of school hours:
K2 half-day: 8–11.30 a.m.
K2–4 full-day: 8 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.
Year 1–13: 8 a.m. – 3.15 p.m.

Supervised care before/after school

N/A

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

We believe that involvement in clubs and organizations is as essential as what students do in the classroom. Our diverse and exciting Co-Curricular and Sports Programmes are an integral part of life at YCIS Beijing. Some activities are free while others may have a fee attached to them. CCAs are run by both teachers and outside vendors. The activities include Baking, Aero Modeling, Arts and Crafts, Lego Club, Robotics, Minecraft, Kung Fu, Tennis, Hip-hop Dancing. In Secondary our students also compete in a range of sporting disciplines by taking part in events organised by ISAC (International Schools Athletic Conference) and ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools). The events take students to major cities in China to compete in sports such as basketball, golf, volleyball, soccer, badminton and swimming.

School provided lunches

Yes.
We have a wide-ranging and daily-changing menu of healthy, balanced food provided by leading specialist caterers Chartwells. Chartwells caters for more than 50 schools in China and in over 50 countries worldwide. Their weekly menu is reviewed by a nutritionist to ensure that meals are well-balanced and contain necessary carbohydrates, proteins, fibres and vitamins. They have a rigorous commitment to food health and hygiene, and never cook with nuts, nut oils, MSG, artificial flavourings or colourings. You can view one of Chartwell’s sample menus here. Students are also welcome to bring their own lunch – and heat it up in the cafeteria if they wish.

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

The school does not, but students are able to bring their own home made.

Sports activities included

Students in Secondary partake and are assessed in a range of activities throughout their time in the Physical Education department. These include, but are not limited to, football, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming and fitness.

Sports facilities at the school

The success of YCIS Beijing sports teams is attributed to our sporting facilities. The air-conditioned gym provides a year-round facility for a range of sports. There are football, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts in outdoor areas, sports fields in Honglingjin Park and two school playgrounds. Every inch of the campus is used to its full potential.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Primary students attend PE lessons each week, with many Upper Primary students participating in various inter-school competitions, including football, badminton, handball and swimming.
Our Secondary students compete in several tournaments and partake in different sporting activities organised by ISAC (International Schools Athletic Conference) and ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools). The events take students to major cities in China to compete in sports such as basketball, golf, volleyball, soccer, badminton and swimming.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

 Our School combines the best of Eastern and Western cultures by promoting fluency in two major world languages, creating a truly multicultural and bilingual learning environment.
 We also provide excellent role models through our Co-Teacher and Co-Principal models.
 The Yew Chung international curriculum and philosophy equips children not only to become well-rounded, but also transforms them into global-minded, competitive, appreciative, and caring global citizens.
 YCIS Beijing is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). It is also authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) as an IB World School and as a Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) Centre.
 YCIS Beijing is also authorised to offer IGCSE, IBDP, and it is the only international school in China to receive the Cambridge Award for Excellence in Education from the University of Cambridge International Examinations.

Teaching approach of the school

 We believe that the core purpose of education is character formation, and it is the most important shared responsibility of the school and home.
 We believe in equipping our graduates with a deep respect for and understanding of world cultures, mastery of Chinese and English, plus proficiency in other modern languages, as well as a strong commitment to meeting challenges of their generation.

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