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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 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 and mission before submitting an application and embarking on the admissions process.

我们希望所有申请家庭在提交申请资料之前,都能参观校园,了解招生信息,对学校课程及使命 有详尽透彻的理解。

Immediate Entry for 2017-2018 Academic Year

(Apply Online)

To accommodate families moving to Beijing due to job relocation by 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

We will begin accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year from October, 2017.


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.


Age Requirements for 2017-2018 Academic Year


Age by Aug 31, 2017 

Date of Birth

Appropriate Grade

2 years old

Before Aug 31, 2015


3 years old

Before Aug 31, 2014


4 years old

Before Aug 31, 2013


5 years old

Before Aug 31, 2012


6 years old

Before Aug 31, 2011

Grade 1

7 years old

Before Aug 31, 2010

Grade 2

8 years old

Before Aug 31, 2009

Grade 3

9 years old

Before Aug 31, 2008

Grade 4

10 years old

Before Aug 31, 2007

Grade 5

11 years old

Before Aug 31, 2006

Grade 6

12 years old

Before Aug 31, 2005

Grade 7

13 years old

Before Aug 31, 2004

Grade 8

14 years old

Before Aug 31, 2003

Grade 9

15 years old

Before Aug 31, 2002

Grade 10

16 years old

Before Aug 31, 2001

Grade 11

17 years old

Before Aug 31, 2000

Grade 12

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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