1. Why BIBA?

1. Why BIBA?

  • Beijing International Bilingual Academy (“BIBA”) is an international school that is full of vitality. BIBA has been known and recognized by more and more families from the local and international communities alike. Parents place their greatest trust with us, and we deliver the outcome they expect by providing their children with a premium bilingual education.
  • BIBA’s bilingual program is a two language immersion program that combines the rigorous and hardworking spirit of traditional Chinese education with the vigorous and innovative spirit of Western education.
  • BIBA is an IB world school, as well as a WASC accredited school. The recognition from renowned International organizations is an acknowledgement to BIBA’s education philosophy, curriculum, faculty and facilities.
  • BIBA is a member of both ACAMIS and ISAC, which gives our students and staff opportunities to participate in conferences, tournaments and trainings organized by these organizations.
2. Application Process

2. Application Process

  • Application Materials submitted Online and Application Fee Paid
  • Application Materials reviewed by the Admission Office
  • Interview/Testing Arranged
  • Interview/Testing Results Reviewed and Approved, and Students Placed by Divisional Principals
  • Admission Decisions Notified to Parents by the Admission Office
  • Successful Candidates Complete Student Portfolio by Logging in Personal Application Account
  • Offer Letter and Tuition Invoice Sent after Completion of Portfolio
3. Does BIBA Accept Mid-year Transfer Applications?

3. Does BIBA Accept Mid-year Transfer Applications?

If space allows, BIBA accepts Transferred Students. Applications shall be submitted by end of September and February for first semester and second semester transfers respectively.

4. What are the Class Sizes like at BIBA?

4. What are the Class Sizes like at BIBA?

Class size varies with different age groups:

ECC 2-4: 16-18 students per class;

KG-G12: 20-22 students per class

5. How Are Students Placed?

5. How Are Students Placed?

BIBA Students are placed to new classes each year. We consider a number of factors when working on Class Placement, such as Language abilities (both Chinese and English), gender and nationalities etc.

6. What is BIBA’s student body comprised of?

6. What is BIBA’s student body comprised of?

BIBA students come from over 20 different countries and regions including: China, USA, Canada, Mexico, India, South Korea, Japan, Brazil, Ukraine, Australia, Italy, Macedonia, Malaysia, Spain, Germany, UK, New Zealand, Singapore, Colombia, Norway, Netherlands, Denmark, Pakistan, Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

7. What are school hours?

7. What are school hours?

School starts from 08:00 to 15:40, Monday through Friday. Students have ASA (After School Activities) until 16:55, Monday through Thursday. BIBA provides school bus services for ASA students.

8. What is the ratio of English Instruction to Chinese Instruction?

8. What is the ratio of English Instruction to Chinese Instruction?

At BIBA ECC, 50% instruction is conducted in English and 50% in Chinese;

At BIBA Elementary School, 70% instruction is conducted in English and 30% in Chinese;

At BIBA Middle School, 80% instruction is conducted in English and 20% in Chinese;

At BIBA High School, 86% instruction is conducted in English and 14% in Chinese.

9. What are BIBA’s requirements for English proficiency? If my child’s English is not strong, what are the chances of him/her being accepted by BIBA?

9. What are BIBA’s requirements for English proficiency? If my child’s English is not strong, what are the chances of him/her being accepted by BIBA?

BIBA admits students with zero English at ECC level; From KG to G12, we accept students who passed the Admission Testing.

10. Does BIBA require Parents to speak English?

10. Does BIBA require Parents to speak English?

It is our hope that at least one parent has a basic understanding of English to ensure a smooth communication with the international teacher. However, if neither parent understands English, it is suggested that translation support is sought by parents in circumstances such as Parent Teacher Conference, email Newsletters and assisting students with homework and/or assignments.

11. Where does BIBA’s international staff come from?

11. Where does BIBA’s international staff come from?

In the aim of creating a true international learning environment for our students, BIBA embraces diversity. Our international faculty is comprised of talents from all over the world. Not only do they possess teaching credentials; they also have years of experience teaching internationally.

12. How long does International staff stay at BIBA?

12. How long does International staff stay at BIBA?

All International staff signs a 2-year contract. Many teachers decide to renew their contracts for longer after two years. We also have teachers who have been with BIBA for 10 years. International staff mobility is normal, and as a school, what we can do is make sure our students are taken care of by our staff, both old and new.

13. Do you offer tuition discounts?

13. Do you offer tuition discounts?

At BIBA, we offer sibling discounts for the second child and beyond. Please refer to Tuition Fees on our website.

14. Is BIBA a boarding school?

14. Is BIBA a boarding school?

No. BIBA is only accepting day students at the moment.

15. Where are the school bus stops?

15. Where are the school bus stops?

BIBA bus services are offered to residential areas in Shunyi, Wangjing and downtown areas. We have 15 school bus lines. (For more information, please refer to School Bus Service on our website.)

16. How about sports in BIBA?

16. How about sports in BIBA?

BIBA students are engaged in a variety of sports in their PE classes. Being a member of the ACAMIS and ISAC not only allows our students to compete in sports events among international schools, but also allows the school the chance of hosting many sports competitions.

17. How does BIBA divide its school year?

17. How does BIBA divide its school year?

BIBA’s school year consists of two semesters. The first semester starts around mid-August and end by Chinese New Year. The second semester starts after Chinese New Year and ends by late June. Our major breaks are Christmas, Chinese New Year, Spring Break, Summer Vacation along with other Chinese public holidays.

18. What support can BIBA offer to students with a gift of music?

18. What support can BIBA offer to students with a gift of music?

BIBA students are extremely lucky to have so many talented teachers in both art and music. Many of our teachers are professional performers who also organize after school activities, such as Choirs, Concert and Pop Bands. Our school bands also have the opportunity to perform for and beyond the BIBA community. BIBA is also the host school for the International Piano Academy of China at Shunyi.

19. Does BIBA have College Counselors that support High School students during their College Application Process?

19. Does BIBA have College Counselors that support High School students during their College Application Process?

At BIBA high school, our IBDP teachers and College Counselors working collaboratively to support our high school students during their College Application Process. We also invite college admission officers to BIBA so our students have the opportunity to meet with them face to face.

20. What curriculum does BIBA use?

20. What curriculum does BIBA use?

At BIBA ECC, we use our self-designed ECC curriculum; Elementary School follows the American Common Core State Standards; Middle School teaches IMYC and High School uses IGCSE for the first two years and IBDP for the last two years.

21. Are BIBA students’ academic status registered with the State Education Commission?

21. Are BIBA students’ academic status registered with the State Education Commission?

BIBA assists G1-9 students with the registration of their status.

22. What is the testing process and focuses?

22. What is the testing process and focuses?

The focus of the ECC testing will be the observation of children;

The focus of the ES testing will be the proficiency of students’ English and Chinese language as well as Mathematics. The testing is comprised of a written test and an interview.

The focus of the MSHS testing will be the proficiency of students’ English and Chinese language, and it includes both a written test and an interview.

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