Why ISB?

Why ISB?

Read why families across Beijing and the World choose ISB

Read why families across Beijing and the World choose ISB



Celebrating academic excellence since 1980, International School of Beijing (ISB) is embracing the challenges and rewards of the future of education. Through a tailored, connected, real-world curriculum known as Learning21@ISB, our experienced and passionate teachers provide students with exceptional opportunities to grow as individuals, as scholars, and as contributing members of the community.


Our curriculum and our culture are grounded in our core values:

  • Global-mindedness
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Balance
  • Creativity
  • Service

ISB has exceptional facilities, and offers superb opportunities in sports, service, and the arts. In our welcoming community, students find a purposeful balance of rigorous academics and enriching personal growth.

ISB follows a standards-based curriculum that draws upon the best elements of international curriculum models for Pre-Kindergarten 3 – Grade 12 classes. For high school students, ISB offers a full IB diploma program or IB certificate options for students in grades 11 and 12, as well as a number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses.


Our 32-acre campus in Shunyi district close to popular expat residential compounds plays host to superior facilities:

  • a pharmaceutical grade (H-14) air filtration system ensures exceptionally high air quality in all our indoor areas, averaging an AQI level of 1 throughout the school
  • 2 purpose-built sports domes providing over 8,500m2 of space
  • 665-seat sports stadium, including running track and rugby pitch
  • 4 fully-equipped gyms (one with a climbing wall)
  • baseball and softball diamonds
  • 2 full-sized turf soccer fields
  • aquatics center with a 25m pool and diving boards
  • 12 state-of-the-art science labs
  • a student cooking lab
  • a visual arts wing in the middle and high school, and art studios in elementary school
  • flexible learning spaces, including design labs, 'collaboratories', and the ISB Futures Academy facilities
  • our performing arts wing consists of a 600-seat theater, Black Box theater, rehearsal space, and studio stage
  • two library-media centers with more than 82,000 volumes and over 160 magazine subscriptions

ISB also supports a one-to-one MacBook laptop program for each student in grades 2 through 12.

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