Beijing BISS International School
Beijing BISS International School was founded in 1994 and set up by
its sister school, International School Singapore, as a proprietary,
co-educational English-language day school. The 11,000 square metre
campus is close to central Beijing and the Asian Games Village where
many expatriates live. Beijing BISS International School is accredited
by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
No 17, Area 4, An Zhen Xi Li, Chaoyang District, Beijing,
Tel: (+86) 10 6443 3151
Fax: (+86) 10 6443 3156
National, IB, UK curricula.
361 students, 4-19 yrs
The curriculum is essentially international. Beijing BISS International
School is an authorized International Baccalaureate Organization
PYP and Diploma Programme school and is currently implementing the
MYP. Grades 9 and 10 students follow a syllabus for IGCSEs. All
teachers are graduates in the field of education, design or language.
Local graduates act as classroom assistants. Student entry into
mainstream or ESOL groups is determined by admission placement tests
for fluency in English. An Optimal Learning Centre (OLC) focuses
on a range of student needs and an enrichment programme. Teacher
student ratios are good, enabling maximum interactive opportunities
within the classroom.
Chinese Studies is an integral part of the curriculum at Beijing
BISS International School. Students in the Lower School from K1
to grade 6 have Chinese three times in a six-day cycle, and in the
Upper School from grades 7-12 students study Chinese in native or
learned language programmes.
The Beijing BISS International School four-storey main building
has heated and air-conditioned classrooms, a library, multi-media
reference room, music rooms, three science laboratories, art rooms,
two networked computer rooms, multi-purpose rooms for PE and movement
together with faculty and staff offices. A 330-square metre multi-purpose
annexe with a seating capacity for 300, is used as a canteen, for
assemblies, stage shows and social evenings. There is a clinic on
campus with on-site doctor and nurse.
Externally there is a large play and games area including basketball
courts, running track, volley ball court, tennis court and garden.
A wide variety of extra-curricular activities is offered including
sports, arts, music and games. An Activity Week each year offers
travel and experiences in China to students.
The Beijing BISS International School calendar runs from August
to June and the school closes for major vacations and Chinese National
Holidays. The school day is from 08:30 until 15:00.