Admissions Policy

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 to the 2018-2019 School Year

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 2018-2019 school year to complete the Online Application process, which can be found at Apply Online. We recommend parents to call (+86 10 8771 7171) or email the Admissions Office ( to confirm the availability of seats before applying.

Entry to the 2019-2020 School Year (Apply Online)

First round application period for the 2019-2020 school year will be from October 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019.

We ask that families applying for the 2019-2020 school year to complete the Online Application Form. After submitting the 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, 2019. 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 traveling to Beijing to select a school, every effort will be made to work with your time schedule. Also, if you are applying from overseas or another city in China, and unable to provide all the supporting documents in the Application Checklist, please contact the Admissions Office and we will try our best to assist you throughout the process.

We will begin releasing the first round of admissions results for the 2019-2020 school year from March 15, 2019. 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.

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 2019-2020 School Year

Age by August 31, 2019

Date of Birth

Appropriate Grade

2 years old Before August 31, 2017 Toddler
3 years old Before August 31, 2016 Nursery
4 years old
Before August 31, 2015 Pre-Kindergarten
5 years oldBefore August 31, 2014Kindergarten
6 years oldBefore August 31, 2013Grade 1
7 years oldBefore August 31, 2012Grade 2
8 years oldBefore August 31, 2011Grade 3
9 years oldBefore August 31, 2010Grade 4
10 years oldBefore August 31, 2009Grade 5
11 years oldBefore August 31, 2008Grade 6
12 years oldBefore August 31, 2007Grade 7
13 years oldBefore August 31, 2006Grade 8
14 years oldBefore August 31, 2005Grade 9
15 years oldBefore August 31, 2004Grade 10
16 years oldBefore August 31, 2003Grade 11
17 years oldBefore August 31, 2002Grade 12

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

Early Childhood Center:

(Toddler – Kindergarten)

Nancy Meng

Tel: 010-67700766
ext. 3112


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