Western Academy of Beijing

10 Lai Guang Ying Dong Lu, Chao Yang District, PO Box 8547, Beijing, 100102 China

This English-medium school places particular importance on information technology, with laptop computers employed extensively at all grade levels in specialist subject areas such as foreign language, science, art and music, as well as in such support services as English as a Second Language. WAB's international syllabus follows the International Baccalaureate curriculum, as pupils progress from the Primary Years Program to the Middle Years Program. Course work comprises eight subject areas: English, foreign language, math, science, social studies, technology, physical education and the arts. Interdisciplinary themes run through the curriculum, and instructors place considerable emphasis on the development of transferable research, communication and critical-thinking skills. High school students may pursue either the standard school diploma or the IB Diploma. An early childhood center provides half-day instruction for three- and four-year-olds, while the prekindergarten serves four- and five-year-olds. Chinese language courses begin in kindergarten, then expand to three levels (including one for native speakers).

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Prep, IB PYP, IB MYP, IB Diploma
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address10 Lai Guang Ying Dong Lu, Chao Yang District, PO Box 8547, Beijing, 100102 China
Telephone86-10-8456-4155
Fax86-10-6432-2440
Year Established1994
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorGeoffrey Andrews
Total Enrollment1,500
International Baccalaureate ProgramsDiploma, Middle Years Program, Primary Years Program
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