Physical addressHonglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025
Telephone: +86 10 8585 1836
Gender: Co-educational
Teaching languages: English and Chinese
CurriculumEnglish National Curriculum, Cambridge IGCSE and International Baccalaureate
Ages: 2 to 18 


Opened in 1995, Yew Chung International School of Beijing has been providing outstanding education to expat students for nearly 25 years. Since its pioneering start as one of the first international schools in Beijing, it now boasts a student body of 750 students from over 45 nationalities. The school offers a unique bilingual curriculum, comprehensive music programme and is renowned for its continued commitment to charity.

Using an international curriculum based on the framework and schemes of work from the National Curriculum for England and with a bilingual focus, YCIS Beijing ensures a smooth transition between different Key Stage levels of education through to graduation.


Education begins in Early Childhood Education (ECE) from two years old and continues all the way to the IB Diploma for students aged 16 to 18. Lessons in ECE and Primary are co-taught in English and Mandarin Chinese, preparing children for linguistic and cultural fluency. The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for England, and transitions to the globally recognised IGCSE and IB Diploma Programme in Secondary.

YCIS Beijing students consistently achieve world-class results in IGCSE and IB DP. Every year, graduates go on to study at top universities around the world including those in the Russell Group and Ivy League


Fees for the 2023/2024 school year range from RMB 123,000 for Kindergarten (Half Day) to RMB 319,000 for Years 12 and 13. There is an application fee of RMB 2,500 as well as a one-time refundable security deposit of RMB 20,000. Scholarships are available to academically outstanding students.

From the headmaster

"Yew Chung International School of Beijing strives to diversify and reshape the path of education according to our ever-changing world. The necessity of such preparation for our youth remains our paramount responsibility through global education. The implementation of a broad and meaningful international curriculum content, commencing in early childhood and extending through primary and secondary education, makes a key impact on the child. The evolving world dynamics have sought and forced responsible changes upon us, and Yew Chung International School of Beijing adapts accordingly. At Yew Chung International School of Beijing, we hold precedence over the content and quality of teaching and learning with our bilingual focus above all considerations.

"A Yew Chung International School of Beijing student on his or her own unique education journey is immersed in Eastern and Western cultures whilst acquiring a bilingual proficiency in English and Chinese, gaining a new and profoundly deep appreciation of the two spectrums in the process. We take providing a diverse learning environment and welcoming students from all backgrounds as our responsibility as educators.

"Interlinked with our commitment to global education is the vision to promote an inner moral compass. This balance will enable tomorrow’s generation to take the helm and steer their way through human complexities, enabling them to exhibit goodness, honesty, and compassion with confidence. Our responsibility today will lead to a more stable world in the future. It is this learning that will impact and transform the future."

Further reading

►For more, see International Schools in Beijing

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