Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) is an international school for students of all nationalities aged 5 to 18, offering programmes taught in English and Chinese with extensive language support where required. An IB World School since opening our doors in 2001, we are fully authorized to offer both the IB Diploma (DP) and IB Middle Years (MYP) Programmes. We also operate the innovative IN Programme that integrates the Chinese National Curriculum, and in 2016 we incorporated the IGCSE. Our younger learners follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC).
We value holistic, inquiry-based education and seek to create globally aware critical thinkers with a passion for their own community and culture. We are proud to be authorized by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission to enrol both local and foreign students, and over 20 nationalities are represented in our student body. This balance is reflected in our motto — locally grounded, globally aware — which lies at the heart of the work we do.
Founding year: 2001
Age range: 5-18
Grades offered: Grades K-Class (age 5) – Grade 12
Curriculum: IB (MYP, DP), IGCSE, IPC, Chinese National Curriculum, IN
Primary teaching languages: English, Chinese
Accredited by the Ministry of Education: Yes
Accreditations/associations: IB, Beijing Municipal Education Commission, Cambridge International Examinations, UNESCO, ACAMIS, WIDA, ISAC Chaoyang District “Window School”
Fees & student information
Tuition fees (2018-2019 Academic Year):
Tuition fees vary by year groups. Contact Admissions Department for detailed information
Application fee: (non-refundable) 2,000RMB
Number of students: 1030
Nationality of students: Over 20 nationalities
Averge class size: Maximum 25
Average teacher-student ratio: 1:7
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Chinese passport holders? Yes
Total area (in square metres): 18,000sqm
Campus facilities: Four campuses in Beijing (Lido, Wangjing, and two in Laiguangying), and every classroom equipped with Smart Boards and BlueAir air purifiers. Other facilities include Apple computer labs, libraries, full science labs, art rooms, design and technology workspaces equipped with a 3D printer, laser cutter and vacuum forming machine, music studios, auditorium, athletic facilities as well as a dedicated Performing Arts and Athletics Centre. BWYA students also benefit from full-time specialist school counsellors and university counsellors.