Yew Chung International School of Beijing
Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100025, China
+86 10 8583 1836
|Co-principals||Ms. Christine Xu & Dr. Timothy Gray, MBE|
|Date Appointed||2008 & 2018|
|Co-ed Age Range||2-18 years|
|Number of pupils||750|
|Number of boys||375|
|Number of girls||375|
|Curriculum||UK, IBDP, IGCSE|
|Language of Instruction||Chinese, English|
|Average Class Size||21 (ECE), 23 (Primary), 8 (Secondary)|
|Associations||CIE, CIS, NEASC, NCCT|
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With over 20 years of experience serving expat families in Beijing, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing has crafted a recognizable reputation for excellence in education, nurturing high-performing students with a commitment to global citizenship.
A complete through-school, students of all ages have the opportunity to receive an international education at YCIS Beijing. Our youngest learners participate in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programme, where we provide a nurturing environment for children of nursery and preschool age. Children are at the heart of our ECE programme, experiencing the joy of learning through a holistic and play-based learning process that encourages discovery.
Students transitioning to YCIS Beijing's Primary School will find a place of energy and life, where there is evident enjoyment displayed by the students towards learning and where there are a wealth of opportunities made available to the students for their learning. Our curriculum provides an academically strong, international, and bilingual education, emphasizing cross-cultural experiences combined with an additional focus on Chinese culture and extensive music, arts, and sports activities. Students in Years 1-3 attend violin classes multiple times a week, both instilling a love of music and increasing overall brain function in these formative years.
Our burgeoning global citizens entering YCIS Beijing Secondary School arrive into a truly international, multicultural, and bilingual learning environment that wholly incorporates both Eastern and Western cultures. Curriculum in Years 6-9 is once again based on the National Curriculum for England, with students in Years 10-11 transitioning to our IGCSE programme, which in turn prepares them for the academically rigorous and internationally recognized IB Diploma Programme in Years 12-13.
Each YCIS Beijing ECE and Primary School classroom features one English- and one Chinese-speaking teacher to provide true bilingual immersion. Overlaying this emphasis on all-rounded education is our Character Education Programme, dedicated to helping students to develop a moral compass. We encourage our students to become global citizens of character and integrity who will make a positive difference in our ever-shrinking world.
Linguistic skills in both English and Chinese are equally sharpened in Secondary School, developing in students a deep understanding of and respect for cultural diversity and global awareness. Furthermore, Secondary School education encompasses competencies and co-curricular activities that provide numerous enrichment opportunities beyond the classroom to inspire critical thinking and development of a strong moral character through a variety of activities. These include the YCIS Seeds of Hope charity, communication and technology programmes, World Classroom trips, research and problem solving clubs, sport and athletic competitions, Experiencing China excursions, applied arts exhibitions, music and drama performances, and much more.
YCIS Beijing's Learning Communities, now operating across Years 3 to 11, are putting learners and learning at the centre. In purpose-designed and built facilities, we provide for flexible groupings and flexible learning spaces. Our emphasis on both teacher and student collaboration delivers holistic programs that respond to the social and emotional needs of students, including their individual differences, their innate curiosity, and their need to belong.
Learning Communities also aim to stretch all learners to achieve their potential, to enable them to influence the approaches to learning that work best for them, and to build connections between fields of knowledge and across cultures. At YCIS Beijing, each Learning Community is framed to respond to each stage of education. The bells and cells of old school models are giving way to common threads and individual variations amongst our communities, as we re-define the fabric of our school, enrich the lives of our students, and ready them for success in the 21st Century.
YCIS Beijing is a truly international school, with students of over 35 different nationalities making up its diverse population. In addition to in-class celebrations throughout the school year, including diversity weeks and festivals, the school holds an annual Global Community Day. The event is designed to celebrate the multicultural YCIS Beijing community through a variety of interactive games and booths, scintillating performances, and delicious food. Proceeds from the event go towards the Seeds of Hope charity, a Yew Chung Education Foundation (YCEF) project aimed at combating education inequity in China by constructing new schools around mainland China in impoverished and disenfranchised areas. This past year, nearly RMB 100,000 was raised for the organization, a testament to the event’s popularity and an embodiment of how YCEF makes a tangible and positive impact on the world.
At YCIS Beijing, students and their families will find a welcoming global community that embraces strong academics, bilingual education, and moral values steeped in compassion and generosity. If you're moving to Beijing, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us; we’d love to make you a part of our family!