International School of Beijing

Building on our 34-year tradition of academic excellence, International School of Beijing (ISB) is embracing the challenges and rewards of the future of education. Through a tailored, connected, real-world curriculum known as Learning21@ISB, our experienced and passionate teachers provide students with exceptional opportunities to grow as individuals, as scholars, and as contributing members of the community. Our curriculum and our culture are grounded in the core values of global-mindedness, integrity, respect, balance, creativity, and service. ISB has exceptional facilities and offers superb opportunities in sports, service, and the arts. In our welcoming com- munity, students find a purposeful balance of rigorous academics and enriching personal growth. ISB follows standards-based curriculum that draws upon the best elements of US and international curriculum models for their Pre-Kindergarten 3 to Grade 12 classes, it is called Learning21@ISB. For high school students, ISB offers a full IB Diploma or IB Certificate options for students in grades 11 and 12, as well as AP courses in grades 11 and 12 in Calculus and Chinese.
Founding Date 1980
Accrediations & Affiliations NEASC; CIS; IB World School; NCCT. Member of EARCOS and NACAC.
Type PreK3 through Grade 12, college-preparatory
Age of Students 3 to 18 years old
Number of Students Approx.1780
Nationality of Students Over 50 nationalities represented
Education/ Curriculum Standards-based PreK3 – 12 curriculum incorporates the best global practices within the framework of Learning21@ISB. US-accredited high school diploma program for all students; IB Diploma Programme and IB Certificate courses.
Primary Teaching Language English
Languages Taught Chinese; French; Spanish; English for Speakers of Other Languages
Teachers average 15-years' experience
Teaching Assistants Yes, in the Elementary School
Class Size Maximum class sizes: PreK3: 12 and PreK4: 14; Kindergarten - G2: 18; G3-G5: 20; G6 - G12: 22
Teacher-Student Ratio 1: 9
School Hours 8:15 am to 3:20 pm; early release Wednesdays. Half-days for PreK3
After-school Activities Curricular and co-curricular programs in fine and performing arts. Extensive after-school activities in arts, sports, community service. Participation in local, regional, and global conferences for MUN, public speaking, athletics, and performing arts.
School Facilities Located on a 32-acre campus in the suburb of ShunYi. ISB is committed to providing the best possible environment and opportunities for our students to excel. ISB hosts 12 state-of-the-art science labs, dedicated visual arts wings and art studios, a 600-seat theatre, black box theatre, rehearsal space and studio stage. Our school building is equipped with 2 Library-media centers, 4 gymnasiums (one with a climbing wall), baseball and softball diamonds, 2 soccer fields and a 25-meter pool with diving boards. Further, 2 purpose-built sports and recreation “domes” enclosing 6 tennis courts and a wide range of indoor/outdoor sports and fitness areas, sit side-by-side over 8,500 square meters. Throughout our campus, the highest standards of air quality are provided by state-of-the-art filtration and air handling equipment, including the domes – which are also equipped with heat recovery systems to maintain an ambient temperature.
School Nurse or Healthcare Two clinics, staffed full time, with 5 nurses on staff
School Bus Yes; optional; fees extra
School Lunch Yes; fees extra.
Admission & Fees 2014-2015 School year tuition fees:
PreK3 (half day) RMB 79,050;
PreK3 & PreK4 (full day) RMB 144,540;
Kindergarten – Gr.5 RMB 169, 390;
Gr. 6-8 RMB 181,760;
Gr. 9-12 RMB 199,900
Capital Fee: PreK3 & PreK4 RMB 12,010; Kindergarten RMB 14,490; Gr. 1-12 RMB 34,720
Contacts Location: No. 10 An Hua Street, Shunyi District, Beijing 101318
Tel: (+86 10) 8149 2345
Fax: (+86 10) 8046 2003
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