Age Grade Stage Curriculum Key Features
17 G12 High School & IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) Strategic university preparation: International-mindedness
 Public Exam   Critical thinking, values, TOK, EE, CAS, Learner Profile
16 G11
15 G10 Cambridge IGCSE  Preparing for university by developing academic strength
14 G9
13 G8 Middle  Deepening knowledge, skills, understanding and  
12 G7 School International Middle Years connections.   Fostering whole-person development
11 G6  Curriculum
10 G5 Balanced and comprehensive development of
9 G4 US-based Standards Foundational  Competences in
8 G3 Elementary Curriculum Knowledge, Thinking, Values, Attitudes and Skills
7 G2 School
6 G1
5 KG Kindergarten BIBA KG Curriculum
4 ECC4 Love, Respect, Curiosity, Interest, Harmony Development
3 ECC3 Early Childhood
BIBA ECC Curriculum
2 ECC2  Center

We adopt a progressive approach, with different emphasis in different stages to realize and practice our stated philosophy of learning.

  • The Early Childhood curriculum for ages 2-4 is school-based, focusing on developing fundamental attitudes and basic competences including love, respect, curiosity, interest and harmony.

  • The Kindergarten to Grade 5 (K-5) curriculum is based both on US-standards for most subjects and the China’s national standards for the subjects of Chinese and Chinese Mathematics. The curriculum provides balanced and comprehensive development of foundational competences in knowledge, thinking, values, attitudes and skills, with a special emphasis on literacy development through Readers’ and Writers’ workshops.

  • The middle school curriculum for Grades 6-8 uses the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), taking a developmentally appropriate approach. It deepens knowledge and skills, with a special focus on developing students’ understanding of main ideas and making connections among different disciplinary areas.

  • The high school curriculum strategically prepares students for university studies. It begins with using the IGCSE for Grade 9 and 10, developing academic strength. The school is planning to adopt the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) for Grades 11 and 12 for strong cognitive, affective and international development. The IBDP is a rigorous programme recognized by many reputable universities world-wide as the best preparation for university studies, developing students’ international-mindedness, critical thinking, values, self-study and knowledge construction capacities, with clear goals set out in a clear Learner Profile.

Through blending the best of East and West, taught by dedicated and passionate teachers from over 26 countries using inquiry-based, interactive approaches in small classes involving both formative and summative assessments, and placing a strong emphasis on developing both English and Chinese capabilities (Bilingual approach), the BIBA curriculum provides exciting and challenging learning experiences for children, developing them into internationally-minded, intelligent, caring, balanced ambassadors promoting inter-cultural understanding, respect and integration. The bilingual approach emphasizing on developing strength in both languages will make BIBA graduates unique future leaders.   They will be proficient in both languages possessing inter-cultural understanding for top level work in an international context in China on their return from overseas studies, which other international school graduates mainly with strengths in a foreign language may not equally well take up.