Address10 Lai Guang Ying Dong Lu, Chao Yang District
Telephone: +86 10 5986 5588 
Teaching languageEnglish with language programmes in Chinese, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Japanese and Swedish
Ages3 to 18 
CurriculumInternational Baccalaureate and Swiss


Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is a leading non-profit, independent IB World School. WAB prides itself on its innovative teaching and learning methods, highly qualified educators and world-class facilities. In addition, the school is home to a diverse community and innovative and supportive environment where there is a service-oriented culture. Students are the focus in WAB’s learner-centred atmosphere and are encouraged to take their place as responsible citizens of the world.


"WAB is setting new standards for international education around the world. The school offers the International Baccalaureate programme from Early Years through to High School, including the Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programmes. The Early Years curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. The Swiss curriculum is available to students in Pre-K to Grade 5. 

"We also offer a wide variety of flexible pathways to graduation, in which individual students can work with their parents, teachers and counsellors to create a programme that fits their specific learning needs."


Fees for the 2023/2024 academic year range from RMB 138,000 for Early Years to RMB 355,000 for Grades 11 and 12. Parents will be delighted to know that these tuition fees include transportation, China studies field trips and extracurricular activities. 

Tuition fees are payable annually. There is also a non-refundable application fee of RMB 2,100 per applicant. 

From the head of school

"Welcome to WAB! We are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment where every student can thrive. Our dedicated faculty and staff work tirelessly to provide meaningful, engaging, and challenging learning that meets the needs of all our students.

"We offer an extensive range of extracurricular activities, clubs, and sports teams to help students explore their interests and skills, and encourage them to take their place as responsible citizens of the world. We currently welcome students from more than 50 countries, and we are proud to be a diverse and inclusive community.

"At WAB, we believe that every student can achieve excellence. We provide a supportive environment that encourages students to reach their full potential. We are committed to meeting the needs of all our students, and we work closely with families to ensure that every child receives the support they need to succeed.

"Choosing the right school for your family is an important decision, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly admissions team if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour of our campus.

"We look forward to getting to know you and your family!"

– Dr Marta Medved Krajnovic, WAB Head of School

Further reading

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