10 Laiguangying Donglu
Take airport expressway to Beigao Chukou.
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Western Academy of Beijing Description
Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) students follow the full International Baccalaureate Curriculum programs (PYP, MYP & DP) in a nurturing atmosphere that produces a strong sense of community among its 1,550 students from 54 countries. Founded in 1994, WAB fosters critical thinking and inquiry-based skills to ensure its students achieve their full potential as individuals and as members of the global community. Appreciation of Chinese culture is inculcated by placing emphasis on the language and interaction with the community. The school is organized into four school centers (Early Childhood Center, Elementary School, Middle School and High School), each self-contained to reflect the needs of each learning community, Nursery - Grade 12. Facilities are extensive and include libraries, IT labs, art studios, sports fields, gymnasiums, a fitness center, a swimming pool, climbing wall and an outdoor experiential education center. The school also provides a wireless, technology-focused learning environment, with a 1:1 laptop per student ration for all Grade 5 - 12 students. Class sizes are limited to 14 students in primary and 22 students in middle and high school, with a teacher/student ratio of 1:8. While the primary language of instruction is English, Chinese, French and Spanish are also taught. Tuition fees range from RMB94,000-RMB233,000.
Assessment of ESL/Learning Support if required. There is a waiting list for all levels. Application fee is RMB1,660.
Tuition and Fees:
RMB67,520 (nursery) to RMB136,120 (Grades 11-12) per year plus Capital Levy
1,550 students representing 54 nationalities
Nursery to Grade 12
Average Student Teacher Ratio:
Average Class Size:
14 max. (nursery and PreK), 20 max. (kindergarten), 21 max. (Grades 1-12)
Academic Program: WAB follows the IB PYP, MYP and Diploma Programs from Nursery - Grade 12, emphasizing active, enquiry-based learning for the development of the whole child.
Sports, cultural, academic and leadership programs, and exchanges with other students across Beijing, China and the world.
Well-stocked libraries, IT labs, Wi-Fi access, arts studios, sports fields, gymnasiums, a fitness center, a swimming pool, climbing wall and an experiential outdoor education center
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