Beijing City International School

Located in Beijing’s Central Business District, Beijing City International School (BCIS) lives by its motto: “Empowering and Inspiring through Challenge and Compassion.” This non-profit, co-educational day school offers an international curriculum under the International Baccalaureate (IB) World School system, and is authorized to teach all three IB programmes – Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). BCIS strives to connect China to the world, and offers a personalized education experience that empowers students to discover their passion. BCIS has two campuses covering over 60,000sqm; the BCIS Main Campus for Grades 1 to 12, and the state-of-the-art BCIS Early Childhood Center (ECC - Toddler to Kindergarten), just 1km from the main campus. Both purpose-built sites are supported by an innovative curriculum, which uses an inquiry-based and skills-focused approach to learning. The school’s program is designed to foster a lifelong love of learning in students who will grow up to be informed, inspired, compassionate people who act for the good of all. The program is implemented by the experienced faculty, consisting of teachers from 18 different countries. The eight graduating classes of BCIS (2009-2016) have been accepted into nearly 260 universities in more than 10 countries. BCIS is licensed to offer a rigorous and respected international curriculum to both foreign and Chinese students.
Founding Date August 2005
Accrediations & Affiliations IB World School authorized to teach all three IB Programmes – PYP, MYP, and IB DP. Our Toddler Program is based on the PYP. Accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Member of the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS), the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS), the International Schools Athletic Conference, Beijing-Tianjin (ISAC), and the College Board.
Type Day School
Age of Students 2 to 18 years old
Number of Students 970
Nationality of Students 38 nationalities represented
Education/ Curriculum IB Programme (PYP, MYP, and DP)
Primary Teaching Language English
Languages Taught Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, as well as school-supported self-taught language programs that meet the requirements of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme.
Teachers 106 expatriate teachers from 18 countries (majority from the US, Australia, UK, and Canada), and 18 Chinese teachers
Teaching Assistants 51
Class Size Toddler: max 15 students; Nursery: max 16 students; Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten: max 18 students, Grades 1-12: max 22 students
Teacher-Student Ratio 1: 7
School Hours 8:15am to 15:30pm
After-school Activities BCIS offers Enrichment Activities both during lunch break and after-school; Dance, chess, calligraphy, swimming, basketball, volleyball, football, cooking, choir, taekwondo, kung fu, Chinese drumming, fashion design, robotics, computer program coding, film making, and more
School Facilities The BCIS Main Campus has over 50 classrooms, sports complex (swimming pool, football fields, gymnasium, fitness room), theater, design and technology lab, Makerspace workshop, art rooms, individual art studios (specifically for G11 and G12 IB DP Art students), science labs, two libraries, two cafeterias, and more. The BCIS ECC Campus is an eco-friendly facility with 20 spacious classrooms, dining areas, indoor and outdoor play areas, learning kitchens, gymnasium, library, art room, rooftop gardens, and more. Both campuses also contain air-filtering equipment that removes at least 80 percent of harmful PM2.5 particles.
School Nurse or Healthcare One nursing station on each campus – BCIS main campus and BCIS ECC campus.
School Bus Yes, RMB 12,000 per year
School Lunch Yes. Fees extra. BCIS ECC Campus: RMB 4,500 per year (includes snack and lunch); BCIS Main Campus: RMB 20 per meal (Grade 1), RMB 27 per meal (Grades 2-12)
Admission & Fees Application fee: RMB 2,000
New student fee: RMB 5,000
Toddler-Nursery: RMB 182,300
Pre-Kindergarten: RMB 195,600
Kindergarten: RMB 208,100
Grades 1-5: RMB 234,400
Grades 6-8: RMB 251,300
Grades 9-10: RMB 259,500
Grades 11-12: RMB 269,400
Contacts BCIS main campus: 77 Baiziwan Nan Er Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022
Tel: (+86 10) 8771 7171
BCIS ECC campus: 11 Dongbai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022
Tel: (+86 10) 6770 0766
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