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Celebrating 40

The First Decade 

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The Second Decade

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The Third Decade

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Celebrating 40

The Fourth Decade 

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Celebrating 40 News

Empowered with Purpose and Compassion


The International School of Beijing is proud to be celebrating 40 years of commitment to challenging and joyful learning and education services dedicated to this city’s inspiring international community. ISB was the first international school in Beijing and today is recognized as a leading learning community. In its earliest stages, ISB was made up of eight students and two certified teachers in the hallway of a diplomatic apartment compound. In 1980, amid the growth of other diplomatic communities, the U.S. Embassy joined with the British, Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand embassies and formally founded ISB. Throughout the 2020-2021 school year, a series of events will be organized to celebrate and reflect on our four decades of world-class education, highlighting the achievements of our students, staff, and alumni.

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