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Most parents wish, and hope, that their children will have a better launch pad than they themselves had when they blasted off from childhood to the job market. For the Chinese the education of their child is of the prime importance. Yes child not children, China still has a one-child policy and the parents, all four grandparents and social and peer pressure push the Chinese child to achieve the best possible results. In addition to regular schooling many parents will invest heavily in extra-curriculum study (not sports and enrichment) programmes. A Chinese friend of mine told me that during the last two years his son was at school he (the father) removed the television and computer from the house. In the evenings the parents would only speak in whispers so as not to disturb his studies. I asked him if his son was a bad student, or was being punished for something. He laughed and told me that this was the accepted norm and that all was being sacrificed in order to try and gain entry to a good university. Traditionally, children in China are their parents social security and pension plans. That is to say that, even today, frequently the younger generation is supporting the elder. Often once they have jobs their parents will retire. I have met (though not in the big cities) many old age pensioners who are only 45 years old!
Most foreigners do not want to place their children under such stress, and even if the language is not a problem prefer to pay a lot of money in order to send their offspring to international schools. Basically, anywhere you find a large number of foreigners you will find an international school or schools. In the larger cities Beijing and Shanghai there are a large number of international schools and kindergartens that vary from a local school that caters for foreigners, to schools affiliated with well-known international names such as some of the English Public/Independent Schools.
Please feel free to follow the links directly to some of the international schools in Beijing. The listing is in alphabetical order. For other cities please contact us.
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This free listing of International Schools in Beijing is provided as a service and is not necessarily an endorsement of any one particular school. Please note that the descriptions have been provided by the schools. We recommend that you do your homework and visit a number of these seats of academic excellence prior to making your choice. We can organise the transportation and an itinerary for you. Please contact us for details
Australian International School of Beijing
- Australian Curriculum.
- Intensive Beginner ESL programme.
- Boarding & Chinese lessons & piano lessons available.
7 Louzizhuang Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100018
Tel: + 86 10 8439 0878 / 8439 4315 Fax: + 86 10 8439 1842
Website: www.aisb.com.cn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beanstalk International Bilingual School and Kindergarten
Beanstalk International Bilingual Kindergarten
1/F, B Building, 40 Liangmaqiao Rd, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016
Tel: 86-10-6466 9255 www.bibs.com.cn
Beanstalk International Bilingual School - Elementary
6 North Road of East Fourth Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016
Tel: 86-10-5130 7951 www.bibs.com.cn
Beanstalk International Bilingual School - Middle School
38 Nanshiliju, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100016
Tel: 86-10-84566019 www.bibs.com.cn
17, Area 4, Anzhen Xili, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100029
Tel: +86 10 6443 315 Fax: + 86 10 6443 3156
Website: www.biss.com.cn Email: email@example.com
Beijing City International School (BCIS)
77 Baiziwan Nan Er Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100022
Tel: + 86 10 8771 7171 Fax: +86 10 8771 7778
Website: www.bcis.cn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beijing Shuren-Ribet Private School
Xiaopu Songzhuang, Tongzhou District, Beijing 101118
Tel: + 86 10 6959 2789 Fax: +86 10 6959 2786
Website: www.shuren-ribet.com Email: email@example.com
Beijing Zhongguancun International School (BZIS)
6 Jinzhan Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100018
Tel: + 86 10 8440 6540 Fax: + 86 10 8440 5921
Website: www.bzis2002.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please Note: They are in the process of building a new campus. The current situation is that the new campus has not opened and pupils have been dispersed to other schools. They hope to restart the school once the new campus is completed. In other words this option is temporarily not available.
The British School of Beijing
"provides the English National Curriculum for the expatriate community of Beijing. The school’s educational approach arises out of the best practices found in British schools around the world, emphasizing high academic results, respect for one another, and a diverse academic and extra-curricular programme."
5 Sanlitun Xiliu Jie,Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: +86 10 8532 3088 Fax: +86 10 8532 3089
9 An Hua Street, Shunyi 101300
Tel: + 86 10 8047 3588 Fax: + 86 10 8047 3598
Website: http://www.nordangliaeducation.com/our-schools/beijing/shunyi Email: email@example.com
Canadian International School of Beijing-
- Two campuses located in downtown Beijing
- Offering Nursery (18months+) to Grade 12 Canadian (New Brunswick) Curriculum
- 3 Program IB World School (IB PYP, MYP & DP)
38 Liangmaqiao Lu & 1 XiuShui Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: +86 10 64657788
Website: www.cisb.com.cn email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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