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ISB is an extraordinary school, made so by a tradition of educational excellence spanning 40 years. Establishing, nurturing, and growing such an exceptional learning community has been and remains intentional; we work hard to build strong relationships so that our learning is at its best.

The Admissions Department at ISB is here to support international families, whether they are moving to China for the first time or are seasoned Beijing residents. With a tradition of educational excellence since 1980, ISB is open to families from all national systems and education backgrounds, and we are a learning institution that can serve students with diverse abilities and needs from Early Years (EY) 3 to Grade 12.

Across the school, we are constantly mindful of our aspirational Mission and Vision. A defining characteristic is our commitment to great teaching influenced by the latest research, and the flexibility to choose our learning standards from different educational systems around the world. 

ISB values social-emotional learning, which gives priority to learners’ health and strength of character along with their academic performance. We focus on students’ overall well-being and want them to have a keen sense of responsibility for themselves and their community. Whether our students will be returning to their home system after ISB or pursuing their passions elsewhere in the world, our programs equip them to be productive, healthy, and fulfilled young people. 

You have our invitation to visit ISB, to see how we are a school of opportunity with unmatched resources – both in terms of our faculty, our most important resource, and our facilities. These are made possible by the fact that we are non-profit; all our revenue goes back into making the school better.

We recognize that people come to ISB from various cultures and educational systems. The Admissions Department is ready to advise you on what sets ISB apart and how students and their families can flourish here. 

We look forward to welcoming you!

Nicole Washko
Admissions Director

 

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In order to provide an exceptional education to students, school buildings have to be purposefully built in such a way as to inspire creativity, independence, and a love of learning.

At ISB, the high-quality campus provides a positive learning environment for the student body of more than 1,700. Our facilities ensure ISB achieves its Mission, Vision, and strategic priorities.

Student Success Stories

Leila Akahloun - 1995
Leila Akahloun - 1995

"ISB provided me with a solid academic foundation and eye-opening international experiences through my participation at THIMUN and BEIMUN events. I was able to handle my undergraduate and graduate classes with relative ease thanks to the rigor of the IB curriculum at ISB, which then positioned me well to pursue a career in international development."

Fred Chang from ISB
Fred Chang - 2012

"Being at ISB has allowed me to develop my skills in learning new technologies and comfortably incorporating them in my work flow. Combine that with all the different nationalities and cultural backgrounds in the classroom, it became very clear to me I was in a very special place and well-positioned for the global economy."

Ethan Houston - 2018
Ethan Houston - 2018

"I did the first half of the IB Programme and then I decided to do something different. It doesn't work for everyone and they let you design your studies more yourself."

Eric Livdahl - 2007
Eric Livdahl - 2007

"ISB prepped me most for my current career by creating constant opportunities to interact with new people and places through APAC and China Studies trips, and forcing me to work and make friends with an ever-changing international group from a wide variety of cultural, economic and linguistic backgrounds."

Christopher Nobre - 2011
Christopher Nobre - 2011

"Flat out the best college prep I could have ever imagined. While my new friends and classmates were struggling through the first few weeks and months of engineering at a top university, I felt right at home with the rigor of the IB Programme. I'm also thankful for the CAS program that pushed me to explore new things and encouraged me to live a more balanced lifestyle." 

Camille Cheng - 2011
Camille Cheng - Class of 2011

When Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, then 15-year-old ISB student Camille Cheng ('11) tried to see every swimming session from the bleachers of the Water Cube. Eight years later, she made her own mark at the Rio Olympics representing Hong Kong in the 200-meter freestyle and 400-meter medley. She shared her experience of competing at the pinnacle of her sport.

World-Class Facilities

Our 32-acre campus in Shunyi District, close to popular expat residential compounds, plays host to superior facilities.

 

A pharmaceutical-grade (H-14) air filtration system ensures exceptionally high air quality in all our indoor areas, averaging an AQI level of 1 throughout the school.

ISB one-to-one MacBook laptop program for each student in Grades 2 through 12.

 

2 purpose-built sports domes providing over 8,500 m2 of space

A visual arts wing in the Middle and High School, and a new visual arts wing in Elementary School

665-seat sports stadium, including running track and rugby pitch

2 baseball and softball diamonds

 

12 state-of-the-art science labs

A student cooking lab

4 fully equipped gyms (one with a climbing wall)

Aquatics center with a 25m pool and diving boards


2 full-sized turf soccer fields

Flexible learning spaces, including design labs and 'collaboratories.' 

 


2 library-media centers with more than 82,000 volumes and over 160 magazine subscriptions

Our performing arts wing consists of a 600-seat theater, an elementary school theater Black Box theater, rehearsal spaces, recording studio, dance studios, and studio stage

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