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With 4 campus locations within the Puxi and Pudong areas of Shanghai, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS) is an accredited K-13 international school for boys and girls, offering one of the most progressive programmes of international education in China. Our schools accommodate a growing number of early childhood, primary and secondary students from the rapidly expanding expatriate community. Our secondary school is authorized as an accredited Cambridge International Examinations Centre and International Baccalaureate World School.
YCIS brings together the East and the West and implements a bilingual and co-cultural programme through our Co-Teaching model. The languages of instruction are English and Chinese
Students come from over 50 countries and regions, and are educated by teachers from 23 countries under an international curriculum that creates truly global-minded graduates. The school's unique bilingual and multicultural approach to education is recognized globally, and sets the school apart from others.
YCIS Shanghai is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development (NCCT).
Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA), situated in the Shunyi area in the north-east of the city, is one of the fastest growing international day-schools in Beijing. The Academy provides a strong learning environment in both English and Chinese to children from Kindergarten through Middle School Grade 8. Over 400 students originating from over 20 countries study together within a school culture which promotes respect, cross-cultural understanding, creativity and of course, the joy of learning.
BIBA aims to create a stimulating and vibrant international environment for all students throughout our Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle Schools. Our goal is to provide a high quality bilingual education which combines the best attributes of both Chinese and Western methods and styles. Throughout BIBA’s Kindergarten, Elementary School and Middle Schools, instruction is in either English or Chinese according to the subject being taught. Our English curriculum, covering language, science, mathematics, PE, music, art, social studies and more, is based on US national standards. Our Chinese curriculum follows the Chinese National Standards for Language Arts and Mathematics.
International day-school teaching through English and Chinese from Kindergarten through Grade 8:
- Based on US national standards
- Chinese as a Second Language (CSL)
- Physical Education
- Social Studies
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Chinese national standard
- Language Arts
3. Beijing City International School
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Beijing City International School (BCIS), located in Central Beijing, China, is an accredited, independent, co-educational day school offering an international curriculum for Nursery to Grade 12 students. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School we are authorized to teach all three IB programmes (Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma).
The BCIS mission is to educate and empower students to be compassionate and inspired people, who act for the good of all and for the sustainable development of the world.
BCIS is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are also a member of the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) and the International Schools Athletic Conference, Beijing-Tianjin (ISAC).
The British School of Beijing (BSB) ideally located in the Shunyi and Chaoyang Districts, is the oldest British style school in Beijing offering the English National Curriculum to Pre-school through Year 13 (12th Grade) students. BSB prepares students for the IGCSE and A/AS Levels. A levels are recognised worldwide with university course credit and advanced standing. Our curriculum is taught by UK qualified teachers, and supported by native English-speaking teaching assistants. BSB is part of the Nord Anglia Education group, a British organisation specialising solely in education.
- Pre-school to Year 13 (12th Grade)
- English National Curriculum
- UK qualified teachers
- IGCSE and A/AS Levels
- English Language
- English Literature
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5. Ivy Bilingual School, Beijing
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Ivy Bilingual School (IBS) in Beijing, is an immersive bilingual school that enrolls children from two to six years of age. Children graduating from IBS are comfortable speaking in both English and Chinese. IBS offers a curriculum designed in the spirit of Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory. The goal of Ivy Bilingual School is to provide children with the most current research-based practices coupled with the knowledge of the unique Chinese culture.
Graduating Kindergarteners are expected to understand, speak, read and write basic characters by the time they graduate from IBS. Approximately 60% of the graduating children enroll in local elementary schools, while about 40% enroll in international schools.
Ivy Academy in Beijing, is a Multiple Intelligences based pre-school and kindergarten created in collaboration with the Harvard Graduate School of Education researchers. Ivy Academy accepts students of ages two through six. Our team of teachers is one of the most qualified groups of educators anywhere in the world who will provide your children with an education unsurpassed in quality. Our program is international, offering an English environment with a special focus on the customized development of every child.
- MI-based curriculum
- English language environment
- Qualified staff
- Small classes with a low student-teacher ratio
- Personal online weekly journal and digital portfolio
7. Qingdao Amerasia International School
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Qingdao Amerasia International School (QAIS) is a Toddler-Grade 12 not-for-profit international school. QAIS is located in Qingdao's Shilaoren neighborhood, close to international-standard housing, shopping, sports, and a beautiful downtown beach. We provide an individualized, inquiry-based curriculum to children from age 1.5 through Grade 12. We are also a candidate to become an IB World School, offering the Primary Years, Middle Years, and Diploma Programmes. Our teaching is aligned with the American Common Core Standards, a college-preparatory curriculum which focuses on in-depth understanding and critical thinking.
QAIS puts the student at the center of the learning experience at all levels. Our quarterly student-parent-teacher conferences provide an opportunity for all parties to reflect on how the student has progressed through the recent term, and areas in need of continued improvement - while maintaining the student's ownership of her education.
As of February 2012, our first graduates have been accepted to several highly-regarded universities in the United States. At QAIS, we believe that love of learning is the gift that keeps on giving.
Montessori Program (ages 1.5-5). QAIS is a Full International Member with the American Montessori Society.
QAIS is a candidate to become an IB World School, offering the Primary Years Programme (K-Grade 5), Middle Years Programme (Grades 6-10) and the Diploma Programme (Grades 11-12).
K-12 students undergo MAP testing throughout the year to ensure that instruction is on track with the American Common Core Standards.
8. Yew Chung International School of Beijing
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Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), located within the scenic Honglingjin Park, only minutes away from the Beijing CBD in China, is a fully accredited IB World School that provides Beijing’s expatriate community with outstanding quality education across a broad spectrum ranging from early childhood to senior secondary education.
The school is committed to global education and offers a distinctive bilingual education program in a multicultural environment. Offering an international curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England for Kindergarten 2 to Year 11 and the IB Diploma programme for Years 12 and 13, YCIS Beijing graduates attend the finest universities in the world.
- Early Childhood Education
- Primary Education
- Secondary Education
- Bilingual Education Program (English/Chinese)
- National Curriculum of England (years K2 - 11)
- International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme
- IB Diploma Programme (years 12 &13)
9. Norwegian International School, Hong Kong
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The Norwegian International School (NIS) is an independent, non-profit, Christian school that provides an intimate, family oriented quality education for international and Chinese students in Tai Po, south of Hong Kong in southern China. We follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) with programs taught in English. In a nutshell IPC takes specific subject learning goals and delivers learning through well-planned thematic studies. The goals fall in domains of English, Chinese, science, geography, history, ICT, art, music and P.E.
Through these subjects, children are able to respond in different and exciting ways to the themes they are studying. The IPC is based on the most recent research into the brain and learning. The units of work are set up so that students most effectively access learning. From kindergarten to Grade 6, students learn in a truly small class environment where attention, care, and providing effective teaching for all round development are our most important aims. Our primary school section is located in the quiet village of KamShan, Tai Po in south Hong Kong. We also have a kindergarten section in Tai Po, nestled in a naturally wooded playground.
- Christian school for children from kindergarten to grade 6 following International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
- Preschool / Kindergarten Section
- Primary School Section
- Core Subjects include English, Chinese, science, geography, history, ICT, art, music, P.E.
- English as an Additional Language
- Saturday Classes
- All Programs are taught in English
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