Beijing - School Report Question and Answers
Aside from school fees, are there required expenses such as uniforms, laptops/tablets, musical instruments, or field trips that parents are expected to cover? What are the approximate costs?
There are very few fees. Middle and high school students must purchase their own MacBook. Sports uniforms require a deposit. Otherwise, fees are very minimal. All school supplies (besides Macbook) are provided. Field trips are free and for grades 5 and up (my only experience) have been amazing overnight experiences to learn both about the culture (trips to the wall and villages with their Chinese cultural teachers) and fun/team building -WAB has land up north that is sort of a camp with ropes courses, hiking, water sports, mountain climbing that middle schoolers go to for at least 2 nights with their class for team building, confidence building, fun experiences. The care they take on the trips has also been amazing. My daughter broke her arm just before a trip and was assigned a teacher's assistant to stay with and ensure her needs were met throughout the entire trip including walking on the great wall. - Dec 2022
No WAB is different from other international schools in this area. All bus fees and after-school activity fees are integrated into the school fees paid at the beginning of the year. We have not paid for any additional items or fees for the last three years, aside from optional WAB clothes and merchandise. - Nov 2022
No uniforms and gym suits are provided by the school. Laptops are needed in grade 6 and up. Instruments are provided to those in band/orchestra, field trips like WAB Wild and China studies are free but if your high school child is on certain sports teams that travel outside of Beijing, there is a cost associated with that. - Mar 2021
Uniforms are required and separate from school fees. Students must have their own instruments if they participate in private music lessons. - Mar 2019
Field trips range from a few hundred to a thousand. Some are free. - Apr 2018