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Policy and Procedures

Admissions Policy

BCIS welcomes students from families who understand and support the school’s mission, vision and philosophy, and goals. The school admits students of all nationalities, including Chinese nationals, subject to the availability of seats and resources.


Consistent with the  vision and mission of BCIS, the school’s admissions policy reflects our inclusiveness. We accept students of all nationalities and work to maintain a balanced enrollment based on gender, academic history, a student’s passions and interests, English language proficiency, and the make-up of the current student body.


We encourage all families to tour our school, attend an information session, and make every effort to understand our academic program, mission, vision and philosophy before submitting an application and embarking on the admissions process.


Immediate Entry for 2017-2018 Academic Year

(Apply Online)

To accommodate families moving to Beijing due to job relocation with embassies, companies, or other unexpected circumstances, we offer a rolling admissions process for late application. We ask that families applying for the 2017-2018 academic year to complete the Online Application process. Applications must be accompanied by all supporting documents. Please refer to the Application Checklist for the admissions requirements by grade.


Entry for 2018-2019 Academic Year

(Apply Online)

The first round application period for the 2018-2019 academic year will be from October 1, 2017 to January 31, 2018.

We ask that families applying for the 2018-2019 academic year to complete the Online Application Form.  After submitting the online application form, please upload and provide all the required supporting documents.  You may refer to the Application Checklist for the admissions requirement for the respective grade levels.

To be considered in the first round, you must complete the application process by January 31, 2018.  Please be advised that applications will not be considered complete until the school has received ALL supporting documents and a campus tour has been completed.  Interview and/or assessment tests will be arranged with shortlisted candidates based on seat availability in your grade level.

You will be notified by the Admissions office via email or phone about the specific time and date for your interview and/or assessment.  If you are travelling to Beijing to select a school, every effort will be made to work with your time schedule.

We will begin releasing the first round of admissions results for the 2018-2019 academic year from March 1, 2018.  Should your plans involve a relocation to Beijing that is dependent on your child’s school placement, we may release an earlier admissions decision.  Please note that after the first round application, we utilize a rolling admissions process until seats are filled in each grade.




Age Requirements for 2018-2019 Academic Year


Age by Aug 31, 2018

Date of Birth

Appropriate Grade

2 years old

Before Aug 31, 2016


3 years old

Before Aug 31, 2015


4 years old

Before Aug 31, 2014


5 years old

Before Aug 31, 2013


6 years old

Before Aug 31, 2012

Grade 1

7 years old

Before Aug 31, 2011

Grade 2

8 years old

Before Aug 31, 2010

Grade 3

9 years old

Before Aug 31, 2009

Grade 4

10 years old

Before Aug 31, 2008

Grade 5

11 years old

Before Aug 31, 2007

Grade 6

12 years old

Before Aug 31, 2006

Grade 7

13 years old

Before Aug 31, 2005

Grade 8

14 years old

Before Aug 31, 2004

Grade 9

15 years old

Before Aug 31, 2003

Grade 10

16 years old

Before Aug 31, 2002

Grade 11

17 years old

Before Aug 31, 2001

Grade 12

Please note that children who enroll at BCIS from schools with academic calendars that are not aligned with the BCIS academic calendar will be placed in the grade in which they are currently studying or have just completed. It is our intention to place every student in the grade level that is age appropriate, as well as developmentally appropriate. It is under very rare circumstances that we will allow a child to skip half a year of their education. However, at the discretion of individual Principals, exceptions may be considered based on a student’s complete file, academic history, and individual interview.


For assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Admissions Department:


Early Childhood Center:

(Toddler – Kindergarten)


Nancy Meng


Tel: 010-67700766
ext. 3112

Email: nancy.meng@bcis.cn


Elementary School:

(Grade 1 – Grade 5)


Jane Liu


Tel: 010-87717171
ext. 5011



Secondary School:

(Grade 6 – Grade 12)


Winnie Lai


Tel: 010-87717171
ext. 5008





BCIS is accredited by the CIS (Council of International Schools) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), which demonstrates that the school meets demanding international standards in all the areas of philosophy and objectives, curriculum, governance and management, staff, student support services, resources, and student and community life.Visit www.cois.org and www.acswasc.org for more information.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation, motivated by its mission, focused on the student. The three programmes for students aged 3 to 19 help develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Founded in 1968, IBO currently works with 2,771 schools in 138 countries to develop and offer three challenging programmes to over 763,000 students aged 3 to 19 years.Visit www.ibo.org for more information.

We live by a spirit of inspiring others, achieving ones goals and creating a better world.

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