Canadian International School of Beijing

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Canadian International School of Beijing
38 Liangmaqiao Rd.
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100125

Type Private, day school
Founded 2005
Chairman Dr. Francis Pang
Head of school Douglas Prescott
Grades Nursery to Grade 12
Enrollment 1200 (as of 2015)
Campus type Private campus in downtown Beijing (17,000 m²)
Color(s)          Red and white
Mascot Bobcat

The Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB, Simplified: 北京加拿大国际学校, Traditional: 北京加拿大國際學校, Pinyin: Běijīng Jiānádà Guójì Xuéxiào) was founded in 2005. The school was established as a State Level Project through the Chinese Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, the Government of Canada, and the New Brunswick, Canada, Department of Education.

CISB has students from over 70 countries.[1]

CISB operates under the guidance of the New Brunswick, Canada, Department of Education. The founding organization of CISB has a history of operating schools in China with three other schools in China,[2] including an International School in Shenzhen, and two schools delivering the Canadian Curriculum to Chinese Nationals in both Beijing and Shenzhen.

CISB offers a facility with a Canadian education curriculum. The grade levels at CISB range from Montessori Preschool to Grade 12.

The Canadian International School of Beijing is a 3 programme IB World School[3] and offers the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (IBDP/DP).


In 2015 the tuition for the year was 170,000 renminbi ($27,387 U.S. dollars). China Daily ranked CISB as the 9th most expensive private school in Beijing.[4]


CISB offers a Montessori Kindergarten from 18 months to 3 years old and an internationally recognized Canadian curriculum through an agreement with the New Brunswick, Canada, Department of Education.[5]

In the early years, the curriculum provides an emphasis on the skills, knowledge, and attitudes students will need for later success. As the students progress into Middle School, the subject areas broaden to provide them with experiences in specific curriculum areas and to introduce new interests. In High School, the program begins to become more focused as we prepare students to meet the requirements for university entrance.[6]

In addition, CISB is a 3 programme IB World School[3] offering the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and Diploma Programmes.


All certificates and diplomas issued for student achievement are recognized by the New Brunswick, Canada, Department of Education.

The school is affiliated with UNESCO and ACAMIS.[7]


CISB classrooms are equipped with the Smart Board system,[citation needed] an interactive white board. Lesson plans are uploaded daily on the website.

A One-on-One computer program has been implemented for Grade 6 to 12 students. Wireless access is available throughout the school premises.[citation needed]

Sports and activities[edit]

CISB Bobcats compete in sports competitions as part of the ACAMIS and ISAC Leagues. CISB Bobcats teams include basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, cheerleading, speed stacking and track and field.[8]

Clubs and activities at CISB include language clubs, drama, choir, bands, newspaper, yearbook, social committee, and global issue network.


The school is located in the third Embassy compound in the Chaoyang District of Beijing.[9]

  • 90 classrooms equipped with Smart Board technology
  • Media labs
  • 2 libraries
  • 3 Science laboratories
  • Technology laboratory
  • Visual Arts classrooms
  • Display area for Fine Arts
  • Lecture theater
  • Auditorium with a 500 seats capacity for major productions and meetings
  • 2 gymnasiums
  • 25 meter swimming pool
  • Wading pool for young children
  • Supervised outdoor children's playground
  • Dance studio
  • 4 piano practice rooms
  • 2 music classrooms equipped with 50 keyboards
  • Multipurpose room
  • Weight/workout room
  • Outdoor short track
  • Soccer field
  • Full-service cafeteria and a smaller food service area
  • Medical/dental clinic
  • Workshop equipped with construction materials and appliances

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Canadian International School of Beijing". Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Dr Pang does it again". Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  3. ^ a b "International Baccalaureate". Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  4. ^ Sun, Chengdong (2015-06-12). "No 9 Canadian International School of Beijing". China Daily USA. Retrieved 2017-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Canadian school to open in autumn". 11 April 2006. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Canadian International School of Beijing". Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  7. ^ "Association of China and Mongolia International Schools - About ACAMIS - Members". ACAMIS. 7 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Canadian International School of Beijing". Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  9. ^ "Canadian International School of Beijing". Retrieved 2011-03-02. 

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Coordinates: 39°57′12″N 116°28′30″E / 39.95333°N 116.47500°E / 39.95333; 116.47500