For any parent, choosing a school for our children is one of the most important decisions we make.
You want your child to both excel in their studies and discover their passions and talents beyond the classroom. While discipline and the drive to succeed are important, you don’t want these traits developed at the expense of creativity, free expression and innovation.
Ultimately, you want to provide your child with the best start in life possible and put them on a path that leads to both success and happiness. Are there schools out there that check all these boxes?
The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB Shunyi), is a renowned leading-edge educator that can help expand every child’s horizons. Whether you dream of your child studying at Oxford or Cambridge University, you envisage them becoming an industry leader in law, medicine or banking or you just want to see them grow up and aspire to follow their passions, BSB Shunyi is a school that will nudge him or her in the right direction.
BSB Shunyi is ambitious for each and every student and is committed to helping your child achieve more than they ever thought possible through a personalised approach. Here, every student is an individual learner that is nurtured to become aware of their own unique potential and how to fulfil it.
BSB Shunyi teaches globally-respected curricula. Learning at the school is modelled on the English National Curriculum from Early Years to IGCSE, followed by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme once students enter sixth form, or the last two years of school.
Each student receives a rigorous and challenging academic experience, giving them an educational passport to the best universities in the world, and laying the foundation for a bright future filled with possibilities.
Over the past five years, many of BSB Shunyi’s students have graduated and gone on study at some of the world’s leading universities, demonstrating the opportunities and potential for your child to succeed.
While academic excellence is one of the key philosophies at the school, it is certainly not the only priority in your child’s education.
“There is more to a well-balanced and well-rounded education than exam grades alone,” said school Principal Richard Thornhill.
“While the school is genuinely committed to developing the world’s leaders of tomorrow; it is also renowned for the pastoral support it provides for the development of all its students including, but not limited to nurturing self-confidence, resilience, self-belief and all the elements required to build a strong yet compassionate character.”
Along with BSB Shunyi’s prestige and academic prowess, the school offers the opportunity to take part in their performing arts curriculum enhanced by The Juilliard School, one of the world’s leading arts conservatories, and the STEAM curriculum, whereby learning STEAM subjects have been enhanced by challenges designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the world’s number one university according to QS rankings.
Both these programmes are exclusive to schools that are a part of the Nord Anglia Education family, and are designed to encourage students to foster a range of skills ranging from creativity and innovation, cultural awareness and appreciation, to physical and personal development and improved academic outcomes. The school hopes that by collaborating with some of the world’s best, they will enrich your child’s education, allowing them to develop into well-rounded individuals.
Students are also encouraged to use their ambition and knowledge to make real-life impacts beyond the classroom. Through a collaboration with UNICEF the school participates in projects that will allow your child to engage with global problems affecting people less fortunate than them, as well as enabling them to use their unique skills to make a difference in the world.
Programmes like these are what makes The British School of Beijing, Shunyi so unique as your child will truly develop into a responsible citizen with a plethora of interests and areas of expertise that span way beyond excellence instilled in the classroom.
With a strong emphasis on the holistic development of your child as an individual, each student is nurtured in their own unique way throughout their time at school. The broad range of inspirational programmes available at BSB Shunyi allows all children to find a path that is right for them under the guidance of caring and dedicated staff who truly believe in the power of young people to shape tomorrow’s world. BSB Shunyi’s highly qualified and experienced staff have been carefully selected to offer your child the best possible foundation for their life.
“The quality, professional development and dedication of the school’s teaching staff, and indeed all staff, is crucial to the delivery of high quality teaching and learning. Research shows that a student will make twice the progress in every lesson when taught by an outstanding teacher as compared with a student taught by a satisfactory teacher. That is why we invest heavily in our staff so that they can be the best they can be, so that in turn our students can also be the best they can be,” said Thornhill.
BSB Shunyi is part of the Nord Anglia Education (NAE) family, a community of 56 premium international schools, based in 26 countries around the world. As the umbrella body representing some of the most prestigious international schools across the globe, the group is known for its dedication to personalised learning and academic excellence.
As a member of this community, The British School of Beijing, Shunyi attracts some of the top talent in the global teaching sector, providing a platform for them to learn from each other and improve their expertise.
“NAE schools share best practice among 7,000 teachers globally and we offer an outstanding programme of leadership and professional development through Nord Anglia University. All our 50,000 students have unique collaborative opportunities through Global Campus, and we ensure our schools are the best they can be through a rigorous group-wide Quality Assurance programme,” said Andy Puttock Director of Education, Nord Anglia Education, who leads a team of experts based in Oxford.
This teaching excellence combined with the prestigious British National Curriculum and opportunities to develop interests beyond the classroom is what makes The British School of Beijing, Shunyi an outstanding school, allowing your child to fulfil their potential no matter what path they tread in the future.
If you are interested in finding out more about The British School of Beijing, Shunyi, send an enquiry to their friendly admissions team here.