Co-Curricular Program at ISB

Co-Curricular Program

Our programs help students to grow as individuals, as scholars and as contributing members of the community. Our co-curricular program is part of our curriculum, giving our students the opportunity to explore their passions and experience new activities during After School Activities and our enrichment and service programs. We offer competitive and non-competitive sports, performing arts groups and ensembles, and service opportunities to help prepare students to enjoy and be successful in life. Our activities program seeks to enhance students' leadership and sportsmanship. We encourage students to engage in a variety of activities to foster their desire to learn about and from a variety of disciplines.

The success of our program is dependent upon the creativity, expertise and dedication of our educators, coaches, parents and students. ISB fosters an inclusive environment and is committed to student involvement. Learn more about our co-curricular activities program in our brochure below.

Simon Parker

Simon Parker, Director of Student Activities

Athletic Athletic Program

Our after-school sports program caters to students of all grade levels. Our sports program not only aids our students' physical development by improving their coordination and developing their skills in a variety of sports, but also helps students learn to work as a team.

Elementary School students take part in many exciting intramural sports events throughout the academic year and have the opportunity join a variety of sporting after-school activities. These activities are complemented by opportunities for competition at invitational tournaments with the International Schools Athletic Conference (ISAC) member schools in Beijing and Tianjin.

Middle School students have the opportunity to take up sports they have not tried before and develop their skills. Regardless of their ability, Middle School students who train with a sports team are given the opportunity to compete against other international schools in Beijing and further afield including tournaments with the International Schools Athletic Conference (ISAC).

High School students participate in number of prestigious sporting events against international schools from across Asia and have the opportunity to travel with their team to compete. ISB hosts a number of these large-scale sporting competitions, including the China Cup, Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) tournaments and the Asia-Pacific Activities Conference (APAC).

Performing ArtsPerforming Arts

Our co-curricular performing art program complements our performing arts curriculum. Our co-curricular program offers technical skill development, opportunities for students to perform in groups and exploration of styles and genres not covered in curricular classes. Our co-curricular activities include choirs, dance, jazz bands, string ensembles and theatrical productions (musicals, dramas and one-act plays).

You can find more Performing Arts videos on YouTube and Vimeoimeo.

After School Activities After-School-Activities

ISB conducts a wide variety of activities for students once the curricular day has come to an end. ASAs are offered primarily to students in Elementary School and Middle School. A typical ASA will meet for an hour once a week. During the school year there are three ASA sessions, each of which runs for nine weeks.

These activities provide exposure to a variety of areas, and fall into one of five categories: (sample ASA's offered)

  • Performing Arts: Music Swap, Grade 2 Choir, Ballet, Guitar, Lantin Dance, Chinese Singing, Hip Hop & jazz
  • Arts and Crafts: Sketchbook School, Fun with Clay, Wood crafting, Air Modeling Club, Crystal Flower Making, Studio Express
  • Movement & Games: Wushu warriors, Rock climbing, Gymnastics, Tennis, Table Tennis, Karate, Archery, Magic Show, fantastic Chess and Card room, NBA Yao Basketball, Lego, Taekwondo, Rollerblading
  • Life Skills and Service: Habitat for Humanity, Roots & Shoots, cooking club, Greenkeepers, healthy snack for children to make & eat
  • Extension of Class: MS Chinese Newspaper Club, Spanish & Korean Mother Tongue, Math support, Smart Computing, Science Knights, Chinese book club

Our goal is to provide a balance of offerings within these five categories across various grades. Wushu, robotics, painting and knitting are just some of the engaging ASAs available at ISB.

Student Clubs & Services Clubs & Service Groups

We encourage students to strive for balance in their lives. Along with rigorous academic work, they undertake creative pursuits, physical activities and service projects.

A great service experience should be both challenging and enjoyable, a journey of self-discovery that takes students out of their comfort zones. The spirit of service is important to us at ISB, and for that reason we fully support numerous service groups and actively encourage middle school and high school students to get involved. From environmental groups Roots & Shoots and Greenkeepers to social advocacy groups the Nightingale Charity Club and Pencils of Promise, there is something for every student no matter their passion.


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