International Schools in Beijing

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Beijing with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Beijing.

3e International School
Lido Campus: (Nursery to Kindergarten) No. 9-1 Side Park, Jiang Tai Xi Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016
Laiguangying Campus:(Elementary) No.3 Xinjin Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100015
Tel: +86 10 6437 3344
Annual Tuition Rates: 178,500-196,600 RMB per year

Established in 2005, 3e International School has grown to become an innovative leader in dual language immersion education, committed to providing a first class bilingual program within two innovative campuses.

International School of Beijing (ISB)
Address: 10 Anhua Street
Shunyi, Beijing PRC
Tel: 010-80462345
Annual Tuition Rates: 85,310 - 219,960 RMB per year

This is the oldest and largest International School in Beijing. Students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 attend classes in English. Chinese language is offered from pre-kindergarten to Grade 12. French is available for students in grades 3-12, and Spanish is available for Grade 9-12 students.

Beijing International School (BISS)

Address: Side Road of N. 3rd Ring Road Middle
Chaoyang, 100029 Beijing PRC
Tel: 8610 64433151
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Provides the Internal Baccalaureate in a US based curriculum. Students from kindergarten to Grade 12.

Western Academy of Beijing (WAB)
Address: PO Box 8547, 10 Lai Guang Ying Dong Lu
Beijing 100102, PRC
Tel: 86 10 5986 5588
Annual Tuition Rates: 94,000 - 233,000 RMB per year

A creative and innovative IB World School which offers the Primary Years Programme (ECC to Grade 5), the Middle Years Programme (Grade 6-10) and Diploma Programme (Grade 11-12). WAB is accredited by the IB, CoIS, NEASC, and NCCT.

Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB)
Address: 38 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100125, P.R.C.
Tel: (86-10) 6465-7788
Annual Tuition Rates: 76,660 - 179,800 RMB per year

This school offers internationally recognized Canadian education curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Programme. Courses are from Montessori to Nursery (18 months to 3 years), Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten to Grade 12. It is accredited by the New Brunswick Department of Education in Canada, and it is affiliated with UNESCO and ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools).

British School of Beijing
Shunyi Campus Address: No.9 An Hua Street
Shunyi District, Beijing 101318 China
Tel: (+8610) 8047 3588
Sanlitun Campus Address: 5 Xiliujie, Sanlitun Road
Chaoyang District Beijing 100027 China
Tel: (+8610) 8532-3088
Annual Tuition Rates: 98,809 - 224,966 RMB per year

This school has two campuses in Beijing; one is in the downtown area, while the other campus is in the family friendly suburbs of Shunyi. The school follows English National curriculum with English instruction. Uniforms are required.

Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS)
Address: Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025, P.R.C.
Tel: (8610) 8583 3731
Annual Tuition Rates: 67,000 - 227,000 RMB per year

This school caters to students from 2 to 18-year-olds. The ECE programme (K2-K4) is fully bilingual and based on the Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage from England. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is used for Years 10-11, while the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is used for the last two years of Secondary education, Years 12-13, enabling university entrance. Uniforms are required. It is accredited by CoIS, NEASC, and NCCT.

Beijing City International School
Address: 77 Baiziwan South 2nd Road
Chaoyang, Beijing PRC
Tel: 010-87717171
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Beijing City International School is an independent, not-for-profit, co-educational day school offering an international curriculum for Nursery to Grade 12 students. It provides the IB programmes (Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma) and is accredited by the CoIS and WASC and is a member of the EARCOS, the ACAMIS, and the ISAC.

Harrow International School Beijing
Address: No. 5, 4th Block, Anzhenxili
Chaoyang, 100029 Beijing PRC
Tel: (86-10) 6444 8900
Annual Tuition Rates: 119,800 - 231,700 RMB per year

Courses are available from pre-kindergarten to Year 13. Exams are given in GCSE, AS, A levels and/or UKMT Maths Challenge. Uniforms are required.

Dulwich College Beijing
Address: 89 Capital Airport Road
Shunyi District, Beijing 101300 PRC
Tel: 86 10 6454-9000
Annual Tuition Rates: 29,800 - 219,200 RMB per year

This British school caters to students from Pre-kindergarten  to Year 13 (Grade 12). They offer a curriculum based upon the English National Curriculum up to Year 9, IGCSE courses for students in Years 10 and 11, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma for senior students in Years 12 and 13. Mandarin is offered from Pre K - Year 13 (first, second and foreign
language classes); French, German and Spanish are offered to Years 7-13.

Tsinghua International School (THHS)
Address: Northwest of Tsinghua University Zhong Guan Cun Bei Road
Haidian District Beijing, China 100084
Tel: (8610) 62797000
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Established in 1911, the school is under the co-direction of Beijing Education Commission and Tsinghua University. Instruction is in English and it is recognized and accredited by China's Ministry of Education.

Australian International School Beijing (AISB)
Address: No. 7 Louzizhuang Road
Chaoyang District Beijing 100018, P.R.C.
Tel: 86 010 8439 0878
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

AISB is the only school in Beijing licensed for Australian curriculum. There are full primary courses available with secondary courses ending in the Tertiary Entrance Examination (TEE).

International Montessori School of Beijing
Address: 18, Ma Quan Ying
Chao Yang District, Beijing 100103, PRC
Tel: (8610) 6432 - 8228
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school has multiple campuses with a focus on pre-school and early education.

Ivy Academy Beijing
Address: Dongzhimen Outer Street
Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Tel: 010-84511380
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The Ivy Academy is a pre-school for children ages 2 through 6. Teachers are specially trained in the implementation of Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory in the classroom. Offers bilingual instruction in Mandarian and English.

Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS)
Kindergarten Campus Address: 1/F, B Building, No.40 Liangmaqiao.Rd
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 PRC
Tel: 86-10-6466 9255
Primary Campus Address: No.6 North Road of East Fourth Ring Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 PRC
Tel: 86-10-5130 7951
Middle/High Campus Address:
No.38 Nanshiliju, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016 PRC
Tel: 86-10-8456 6019
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school combines Eastern and Western educational philosophies and teaching methods together with English and Chinese language learning. There are three campuses for Kindergarten, Primary, and Middle/High.

Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA)
Address: No. 18 Huajiadi Beili
Chaoyang District, 100102 Beijing, P.R.C.
Tel: (+86 10) 6461 7787
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school uses English and Chinese as the primary language of instruction. It offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme including International Primary Curriculum (Grades 4 & 5), IB Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10), IB Diploma Programme (Grades 11 & 12). BWYA is accredited by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission and is a member of the Chaoyang School District.

ETON kids
Address: Room C103 Lido Country Club, Lido
Jichang Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, PRC
Tel: 010- 64367368
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Built within Beijing's first foreign community, the Lido Kindergarten campus was built in 1987. There is a multi-purpose room, open children's library and spacious playgrounds.

Beijing New Talent Academy (BJNTA)
Address: 9 Anhua Street
Shunyi District, Beijing 101300, China
Tel: 86 10 8041 3036
Annual Tuition Rates: 60,000 - 120,000 RMB per year

BJNTA was founded in 1995 as a K-12 boarding institute. It has an International Department and is an official Cambridge International Centre. It is a co-educational private school for students aged 18 months to 18 years.

Hope International School
Address: Crab Island, Exhibition Hall 4, No. 1 Xiedao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100018
Annual Tuition Rates: 80,000-192,000RMB per year

This is a faith-based, Pre-K to Grade 12 international school offering an American curriculum with AP level courses, and currently have candidacy status with WASC.  Their graduates have received admission and scholarships to Vanderbilt, Wheaton, Harvey Mudd, NYU, just to name a few.

French Schools in Beijing (Pekin)

Lycee Francais International de Pekin (LFIP)
Address: 04, Sanlitun Lu
Beijing 100600 PRC
Tel: (008610) 65 32 78 81
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school follows the guidelines established by the French Ministry of Education. Classes are taught in French for students aged 2 to 18, but non-French-speaking children are admitted into the kindergarten (which is on a separate campus). Tuition is higher for non-French speaking students.

German Schools in Beijing

Deutsche Botschaftsschule Peking
Address: Liangmaqiao Lu 49 A
Chaoyang 100125 Peking, Volksrepublik China
Tel: 0086 10 6532 2535
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private German language international school, it is supported by the German School Association Beijing and is sponsored by the Federal Republic of Germany abroad. Children of any nationality are accepted if they can prove the mastery of German language. Chinese language is also offered from Grade 1.

Swedish Schools in Beijing

Swedish School Beijing
Address: Gahood Villa
Xi Bai Xin Zhuang, Hou Sha Yu Zhen, Shunyi district
Tel: 6456 0826
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

The school was established for Swedish families, but it also serves the Norwegian, Danish and Finnish expat communities. The curriculum follows the Swedish National Curriculum. Language of instruction is Swedish. At least one family member (parents or child), must be fluent in one of the Scandinavian languages, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish in order for their children to be accepted for admission. The Swedish school welcomes children from 2-12 years old.

Japanese Schools in Beijing

Japanese School of Beijing
Address: No. 6 West Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 010-6436 3250
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school provides instruction in Japanese and caters to Japanese expat students and families. The school works with Japanese curriculum and is approved by the People's Republic of China Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Korean Schools in Beijing

Korea International School in Beijing
Address: Wangjing North Road, No. 37
Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 8610-5134-8588
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This is a Korean language school catering to expat families.