1. IB Schools in China

IB Schools in China

Published on 17 Aug 2023
Choosing an International School
General Article

The International Baccalaureate, also commonly known as the IB, is a comprehensive curriculum that is taught in more than 150 countries all across the world. Comprising four age-targeted programmes, the IB Programme takes an integrated approach to education, nurturing intellectual, personal, emotional, and social skills. The International Baccalaureate Organisation aims to create a better, more peaceful world by teaching students to think more critically and independently, and how to inquire with care and logic. 

The four programmes that are offered by the IB Programme are the Primary Years Programme (PYP), from ages three to 12, the Middle Years Programme (MYP), from ages 11 to 16, the Diploma Programme (DP), from ages 16 to 19, and the Careers-Related Programme, from ages 16 to 19. Each of these programmes stands on its own merits. Students do not need to complete the PYP and MYP to study for the IB Diploma.


Entry Requirements 

International schools in China are typically open to students from a variety of backgrounds including children of expatriates living in China, Chinese nationals who have spent a significant time abroad or hold a foreign passport, foreign students and Chinese students who have returned to China after living overseas.

It is important to note that the admission requirements and policies of international schools in China may vary so it’s best to check with the respective school for more information on eligibility. 

Here is a list of international schools in China that offer the IB. The schools are categorised based on their offerings.



1. Beijing Huijia Kindergarten 

2. Beijing Royal Kindergarten 

3. Changsha WES Academy 

4. Chengdu Hi-tech Zone Golden Apple Meiyu Kindergarten 

5. Chengdu Parkview PYP Kindergarten 

6. Etonhouse International School 

7. Foshan EtonHouse International School 

8. Guangzhou Huamei International School 

9. IVY Kindergarten of Tongzhou District, Beijing 




1. Beijing Royal Foreign Language School 

2. ISA International School of Guangzhou 

3. Shanghai United International School 

4. Wahaha International School




1. Shekou International School 




1. Beanstalk International Bilingual School 

2. Beijing BISS International School

3. Beijing City International School (BCIS) 

4. Chengdu Meishi International School

5. Daystar Academy 

6. Guangdong Country Garden School

7. Hangzhou International School 

8. International School of Nanshan Shenzhen 

9. International School of Tianjin 

10. ISA Science City International School 

11. Jurong Country Garden School 

12. Ningbo Huamao International School 

13. Qingdao Amerasia International School 

14. Shen Wai International School

15. Utahloy International School 

16. Western Academy of Beijing

17. Western International School of Shanghai

18. Xi'an Hi-Tech International School




1. Beijing World Youth Academy 

2. Kang Chiao International School East China 

3. Keystone Academy

4. Manila Xiamen International School 




1. Dulwich College – Beijing, Shanghai Minhang, Shanghai Pudong, Suzhou 

2. Nord Anglia International School Shanghai, Pudong

3. QSI International School – Shekou, Chengdu 

4. Shanghai Pinghe School 

5. Springboard International Bilingual School 

6. The British International School, Shanghai

7. Ulink College of Shanghai

8. UWC Changshu China

9. Wellington College International Shanghai

10. Yew Chung International School



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School Education System in China

Preschool & Kindergarten Education System in China

Primary School Education in China

Secondary/High School Education in China

Special Education Needs (SEN) in China

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