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International School of Beijing, China

Excellence in Education

An independent, not-for-profit educational institution, ISB has led the vanguard of international education in Beijing for 27 years, and today is recognized worldwide as a leader among international schools. Our students are empowered and inspired by passionate teachers; our excellent curriculum is delivered in a framework of global awareness and responsibility. Our community creates a welcoming environment characterized by a purposeful balance of rigorous academics and enriching activities.

ISB’s experienced educators have an average of 15 years’ experience; about half have a master’s degree or higher. Coming from a wide range of countries, our faculty members are united by their shared vision of delivering the best possible education to our diverse student body.

Curriculum and Accreditation

ISB’s standards-based curriculum is derived from the best worldwide practices. Curriculum alignment from Early Childhood through High School means a smooth trajectory of skills development for our students. Alignment with national and international practices worldwide means that highly mobile ISB students flourish at schools in other parts of the world. The IB Diploma program and the US-accredited ISB high school diploma mean that our graduates are reliably and thoroughly prepared for post-secondary education anywhere in the world.

ISB is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Council of International Schools (CIS), and the National Center for Curriculum and Textbook Development (NCCT).

State-of-the-Art Facilities

Situated on 32 acres close to popular residential compounds, ISB provides students with access to excellent resources for academics, activities, sports, and performing arts. Facilities include:

  • 2 libraries with 70,000 volumes
  • 12 fully equipped science laboratories
  • Outdoor learning environment
  • 1100 desktop computers; 400 laptops
  • Performing arts wing with 600-seat theater
  • 4 gymnasiums
  • 6 playing fields
  • Stadium, track, tennis courts, swimming pool


At ISB, we believe that:

  • Each individual has intrinsic worth
  • Each person is responsible for his or her choices and actions
  • All people have a responsibility to contribute positively to society
  • Embracing diversity strengthens communities
  • Shared values are essential for the well-being of our community
  • Quality education expands opportunities for individuals and contributes to the development of our world
  • Family is the primary influence on a child’s development
  • Education is a collaborative effort between family and school, enriched by the community
  • Learning is an essential, lifelong endeavor
  • Achievement builds self-esteem, which leads to further achievement
  • Excellence is worth pursuing


ISB at a Glance

  • Standards-based EC3 -12 curriculum incorporates the best global practices
  • ChinaLink Program integrates host-country culture and language across the curriculum
  • Developmentally appropriate, inquiry-based learning in the elementary grades
  • Comprehensive true Middle School program
  • US-accredited high school diploma program
  • IB Diploma Program and Certificate courses
  • Foreign language/ESOL at every grade level
  • Robust Health/Physical Education program
  • Extensive programs in fine and performing arts
  • Comprehensive service-learning opportunities
  • World-recognized Model UN program
  • Extensive after-school activities
  • Participation in international athletics and arts conferences



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