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- Address Beijing, China
The BCIS Mission is to challenge and empower students to be compassionate and inspired people, who act for
the good of all and for the sustainable development of the world.
Beijing City International School was opened in September 2005. It was established to provide an international education for the expatriate communities in Beijing, as well as, uniquely, offering education to the children of internationally-minded Chinese nationals. Beijing City International School (BCIS) is a private, not-for-profit institution governed by an appointed Board of Trustees. The school is funded by tuition fees.
The school boasts purpose-built, state-of-the-art facilities specifically designed to support our curriculum and progressive teaching and learning environment. This 51,000 square meters main campus sits on a plot of prime land in the heart of the CBD and within one kilometer of the China World Trade Centre. In 2014/2015 the Early Childhood Program (Toddler, Nursery, Pre- Kindergarten, and Kindergarten classes) transferred to a new purpose-built Early Childhood Center located approximately one kilometer from the flagship BCIS campus.
This 21,000-square meter facility has been built to an extremely high standard (LEED Gold Standard) of environmental sustainability, in line with the school’s mission.
We are an inclusive school that admits students who can benefit from our program and whose families are committed to our school mission. The language of instruction is English and students must either be fluent in the English language or willing to develop fluency through the school’s ELL (English Language Learners) program to gain admission to, or continue in, the school’s program of studies.
BCIS is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School which places a strong emphasis on personalized learning and academic rigor. We have aligned the Chinese National Curriculum with the BCIS curriculum and we are authorized to teach the IB Diploma Program in Grades 11 and 12, the IB Middle Years Program in Grades 6 to 10 and the IB Primary Years Program from Nursery to Grade 5. The IB programs stress the importance of inquiry and educating the whole child. The school is accredited by CIS and WASC, and is a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS). The most recent strategic plan was collaboratively developed in the Spring of 2022.
Current enrollment across the two campuses is 1,250 students, with approximately 500 children at the
About the Elementary School (ES)
The Elementary School opened in September 2005 with 84 students and has grown significantly since this time. Our teaching staff comes from China, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Ireland, Barbados and the United Kingdom. The Elementary School serves children from Grade 1 through Grade 5. It is organized into self-contained classes with mixed- ability groupings. In the ES, we are authorized to offer the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) and have creatively and authentically embedded the Chinese National Curriculum within our Program of Inquiry.
This is a curriculum framework that covers all key learning areas – Chinese, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, arts (visual art and music), and personal, social and physical education. PYP utilizes an inquiry-based approach to learning with emphasis on skills acquisition in a transdisciplinary format. We strive to educate the whole child in a positive learning environment that nurtures the continuous progress of each child. Our transdisciplinary, child-centered and inquiry-based approach uses a play-based teaching methodology that encourages opportunities to develop understanding of self and others in a highly collaborative environment.
Candidates are requested to apply to firstname.lastname@example.org and to send the following in a single PDF document as soon as possible. The Search Committee will conduct initial interviews as applications are received. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or online. The search committee reserves the right to close the selection process at any time if the right candidate is found.
• Cover letter
• Educational Philosophy
• Up to date contact information of four references
Applicants should visit the school website at www.bcis.cn for more information about the school.
Application deadline: open
Start date: 1st August 2024