School Motto: To become a proud Chinese
Goals of Education: To nurture students into citizens with patriotism, international
perspective and intercultural communication skills
School Goal: to build an international school favored by all students, perfected by ever-improving teachers, approved by all parents and recognized by the general public
Education philosophy: To creat an education system which helps student to find their own further development.
Founded in 1993, Beijing 21st Century International School, ( formerly known as Beijing 21st Century Experimental School) boasts the first new-type boarding school featuring “endorsed by the government, financed by the enterprise and organized by experts” nationwide. In April, 2010, under the authorization of the government of Haidian District, Beijing, the school acquire its new name “21st Century International School”. In June, 2011，the school held its opening ceremony and officially transformed into the first international school in Haidian District, Beijing. Located at Enjizhuang, Haidian District, the school occupies an area of 88,000 square kilometers with 51,586 square kilometers of school buildings and dormitories. Encompassing three departments ranging from Primary School to Junior and Senior High Schools, the school has over 2000 students in total.
Following the school motto of “To be a proud Chinese” and adhering to the belief of “to nurture students into citizens with patriotism, international perspective and intercultural communication skills”, the school invites the national renowned Beijing National Day School for collaborative operation, introducing the latter’s rules and regulations, management flow, evaluation system and quality education and research resources. Moreover, the school has gone beyond China to work with Fairmont Private School in the United States and has established the “Sino-America High School Curriculum Cooperation Program”, drawing on the America courses and evaluation systems, which has laid a solid foundation for its students to pursue overseas higher education.
Integrating quality education resources both home and abroad, the school has made as its orientation “carrying forward the quintessence of the Chinese culture, combining the advanced courses both in China and America so as to cater for China’s high school students”, created a complete curriculum featuring independent, diversified, comprehensive and selective courses and established an integrated system of “century courses” embracing national courses, international courses and school-based courses. With the complementary collaboration of a horizontal series of courses spanning the whole school life of children from elementary years all the way up to Senior High School and a vertical line of “Twenty Consistent Curricula”, the school has built a sophisticated network of courses with a view to fostering all-round students with each individual’s distinctive growth. In an effort to offer efficient classes with small sizes, the school has implemented a full-curriculum mode with spontaneous learning throughout the day, student’s voluntary selecting courses and attending classes correspondingly and teaching in accordance to stratified classes. Meanwhile, the school has also introduced and perfected the tutorial system and formative assessment. A full-WiFi coverage campus, the school has initiated iPad-assisted teaching and thus pioneered in the international education with its advanced OTO teaching mode. Thanks to the agreeable and decent campus, initiative and progressive learning culture, the school is bound to foster all-round students with sustainable individual development as well as boosted overall quality.
The school has made remarkable achievements so far. The past years has witnessed top-ranking of both the graduation performance test of Primary school and Junior high school in Haidian District, Beijing. In the public satisfaction poll of compulsory educational schools held by Beijing Municipal Education Commission, the school won a far better score than the average of the Beijing City and Haidian District. Senior high school students have carved their way to world leading universities in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and so on. The school is honored by the Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China as “National Research and Development Base for all Backbone Teachers in Curriculum Reform”, by China Association for Non-Government Education as “Advanced School in Building Characteristics” and “Model School for Running and Management”, by Beijing Municipal Education Commission as “Advanced Unit of Beijing Non-Government Education” and “Outstanding School of Beijing Non-Government Primary and High Schools”, by Chinese Teachers as “National Top Ten Model School of Curriculum Reform”, by Haidian District Education Commission as “Experimental School for Internationalizing Rudimentary Education Pilot Research Project”, “Advanced School for Educational Research” and “Advanced School for Campus Culture Cultivation”, to name just a few.