Address: 10 An Hua Street, Shunyi District, Beijing 101318
Telephone: +86 (10) 8149-2345 
Teaching languageEnglish and Chinese
Ages3 to 18 
CurriculumInternational Baccalaureate and American


"With a tradition of excellence dating back more than 40 years, the International School of Beijing (ISB) has a reputation as a leading international school and institution at the heart of Asia. Our principles and beliefs are captured in our aspirational Mission and Vision statements, and these are put into action day to day through our Strategic Focus Areas by a team of highly qualified teachers and staff, and a community of students, families, and alumni who share our values. With a mutual core set of values, we are all ISB Dragons. 

"We have a commitment to diversity, intentional design, and providing robust support so students and staff are socially and emotionally thriving. ISB students enjoy a vibrant school experience in which they can pursue their passions and achieve impressive outcomes. Our Dragon Spirit is shared by students, staff, parents, and alumni and unites us as global citizens in Beijing and around the world. Enrolling at ISB provides an excellent education for your children and lifelong membership of the school's community for the whole family."


"At ISB, we strive to make learning challenging and joyful for our students and of most benefit to them when they graduate into our fast-changing world. 

"ISB is not tied to any one curriculum, and therefore we are free to cherry-pick the best standards from around the world and design our own courses. We are committed to keeping up with research and best practice in education. 

"ISB's international curriculum empowers students with purpose and compassion. We recognise the power of innovation, and our commitment to continuous improvement means that we're always on a path of change and updating how we teach. We look to new research-based practices when we're creating learning environments that will inspire your children. At ISB, students think about things in an interdisciplinary way. They learn the modern skill of design thinking, they study science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and they use educational technology to support creativity."


Fees for the 2023/2024 academic year range from RMB 232,800 for Early Years to RMB 333,300 for Grades 11 and 12. The fees are payable annually through a bank transfer or via cheque. 

There is also an application fee of RMB 2,000.

From the head of school

"I was honoured to join this community in 2021 as a custodian of ISB's tradition of excellence. We are all committed to the school's ongoing success and continuous improvement. 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.

"While my colleagues play a lead role in the excellent learning in our classrooms, ISB is more than a school. Our parents fulfil a vital role by promoting our Dragon Spirit and welcoming new families.

"Of utmost importance is the school's strong sense of community and vibrant, culturally diverse campus, where learning is engaging for all our students. Research-based programmes, high-quality teaching, and outstanding and ever-improving facilities mean students at ISB are being prepared for success in a world that keeps changing at a breathtaking pace. 

"ISB enjoys a proven track record of excellent learning outcomes, with students attending colleges around the world which are most appropriate for them. Our commitment to realising students' potential is built around nurturing the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of each child. ISB programmes equip students to be productive, healthy and fulfilled young adults, whatever future they choose. 

"You have my open invitation to visit ISB, to see first-hand the challenging and joyful learning experiences taking place here every day. You will discover that our reputation as one of China's top international schools is well deserved."

– Daniel Rubenstein, Head of School

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