Beijing - School Report Question and Answers

Are other schools available to expatriates in this city? Why did you choose this particular school?

There are over 20 international schools in Beijing--many choices! The principal at our previous international school said both ISB and WAB are excellent schools and ISB is more “Chinese.” For our son on the spectrum, ISB was the only school which made the investment to provide the level of support that would allow him to attend. Our 3 other middle and high school aged children looked at the school website for both schools and felt more drawn to ISB. - Jun 2023

Yes, there are at least 10 international schools. We lived in China previously and found the academic pressure (and hours and hours of homework) of our previous school to be too intense/overwhelming for our children. We were looking for a truly international school with a whole child approach, and that is exactly what we found from our first interactions with WAB. They center social/emotional learning using the latest research on global education to inform everything from the school design to the way the design the calendar and curriculum. My kids have different educational needs - some need more challenging curriculum, and some need more support. All of these needs have thus far been met at WAB. I also love that WAB is truly international - my children's teachers and classmates are truly diverse. WAB is the reason our family has chosen to extend our tour, despite some of the zero-covid challenges. - Dec 2022

My son actually started at ISB and it was not the international experience we were looking for. We changed our children to WAB because it encompasses the global mindset and international values we were looking for. “WAB” magic is truly felt by all. Our children are well loved and respected for who they are as a person and learner. As a Developmental Psychologist, my children’s emotional well-being was a paramount concern in the midst of the pandemic. WAB has supported our children in a wholistic manner that has benefited their development in all areas. - Nov 2022

There are many schools to choose in Beijing. We choose WAB because it is a full IB school and an international student body. - Mar 2021

One of the nice things about Beijing is that there are schools downtown and in the suburbs. For city people like us, this was a big plus. - Mar 2019

Yes, we choose this school for the AP classes it offered. - Apr 2018

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