ACADEMIC Excellence

Key Facts
The first and the best
BSB Sanlitun opened in 2003. That makes us the longest-running British school in Beijing.
Teacher-to-pupil ratio:
1:4 in Early Years, 1:10 in Primary. Our small class sizes mean every student gets the undivided attention they need to flourish.
2 in 3
Nord Anglia students attend the world’s top universities.

FORGING A PATH TO IMPRESSIVE ACHIEVEMENTS

As a smaller school, our teachers really get to know each student in their care, and understand what they need to succeed. This allows us to be flexible and offer individually tailored learning strategies, mentoring programmes, and regular progress meetings.  

With BSB Sanlitun as their starting point, your child will achieve more than they ever thought possible. Many of our students move to our sister school in Shunyi in Year 7, where graduates have gone on to attend the top universities in the world – universities like Oxford, Cambridge, KAIST, and UC Berkeley.

 
global learning community
EARLY YEARS
  • EARLY YEARS
  • PRIMARY

EARLY YEARS

With our internationally recognised curriculum for every age group, our personalised approach to learning means we can unlock your child’s learning potential—every step of the way.
1 to 4 years old
National Curriculum for England
Our Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) programme. This introduces little ones to all sorts of skills and knowledge, and we give them the attention they need at this crucial stage of their development.
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PRIMARY

The basic framework of the National Curriculum for England is adapted to meet the needs of our international community.
Key Stage 1
Our young students in Years 1 and 2 are taught using the National Curriculum for England, the perfect foundation to unlock their learning potential!
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Lower Key Stage 2
In Years 3 and 4 students follow the framework of the National Curriculum for England Key Stage 2. As a result, young students become confident, ambitious, and inspired learners.
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Upper Key Stage 2
In Years 5 and 6, the Upper Key Stage 2 curriculum continues to build on our students’ knowledge, understanding, and skills.
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Confused by the curricula on offer?

Read our curriculum guides to learn more about how our personalized curriculum can benefit your child.
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  • EARLY YEARS
  • PRIMARY

EARLY YEARS

These classes focus on seven areas of learning: communication and language; physical development; personal, social, and emotional development; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; and expressive arts and design. Our small class sizes ensure your child receives the best possible support and care.
Ages:
1 to 4
(Pre-Nursery to Reception)
Teacher pupil ratio:
1:4
Languages taught:
English and Mandarin
Nationalities:
60+

PRIMARY

Our Primary curriculum takes the basic framework of the National Curriculum for England and adapts it for our international community. As a result, students become confident, ambitious, inspired learners who understand what makes each of us unique—themselves included!
Ages:
5 to 11
(Years 1-6)
Languages taught:
English, Mandarin and German
Nationalities
60+
Teacher to pupil ratio:
1:10
primary
  • EARLY YEARS
  • PRIMARY

A TYPICAL DAY AT BSB SANLITUN

We provide exceptional Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception education, and make sure every child gets the support and attention they need to thrive.
GOOD MORNING!
Welcome circle time is a chance to say good morning to friends, sing our welcome song, and think about the learning activities for the day ahead!
GOOD MORNING!
WATER PLAY
This is a chance to explore the many fun places across our Early Years classrooms, like the water tray where children learn about measurements and practise their fine motor skills.
WATER PLAY
Early Years bicycle riding
OUTDOOR EXPLORATION
Outdoor play is a fun and engaging part of the day. We encourage students to be active and explore every area of our fantastic outdoor spaces.
OUTDOOR EXPLORATION
LANGUAGE AND LISTENING
Storytime develops language and listening skills. And with so many interesting and exciting books in our library, there’s always something new to discover.
LANGUAGE AND LISTENING

A TYPICAL DAY AT BSB SANLITUN

Our talented team of experienced Primary teachers have an ambitious approach, and are committed to nurturing and inspiring every child they take under their wing. At BSB Sanlitun we see learning as a collaborative activity, complemented by outstanding care, guidance and support.
PREPARE FOR THE DAY
Morning registration gets children ready for a full day of learning, informing them of what lessons to expect and offering an opportunity to practice mindfulness. 
PREPARE FOR THE DAY
ART LESSONS
Art lessons encourage students to learn about different artists and understand the creative process—then use these insights to create their very own masterpieces!
ART LESSONS
Primary Ballet Dancing
MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA
Performing arts are a particularly important part of our school day. Children love to express themselves through art, and visits from Juilliard alumni give students the chance to learn from the best. 
MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA
Primary STEAM Lesson
STEAM LESSONS
Students enjoy dedicated study time for different topics within STEAM, such as the Amazon rainforests and Ancient Egyptians, which encourage problem solving, teamwork and imagination.
STEAM LESSONS
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS
Maths makes up a core part of our curriculum, and our talented teachers make developing and improving students’ maths skills fun, while ensuring they’re continually stretched and challenged!
TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS
AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
We offer dozens of after-school activities (ASAs), including robotics, STEAM, sports, dance, cookery, maths and chess! There truly is something for everyone.
AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
INCLUDING YOU IN YOUR CHILD'S LEARNING

HOW WE TEACH

Our talented international teachers keep clear lines of communication open with parents, making sure they’re always there alongside their child on the learning journey. This in turn produces a higher chance of academic success!
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Quality Assurance

PERSONALISED LEARNING TO UNLOCK POTENTIAL

Our quality assurance framework ensures academic rigour for Primary students.  Nord Anglia’s Oxford-based education team conduct annual reviews and visits to check the school is always performing to the highest standard.

As a member of Nord Anglia, BSB Sanlitun is third party–accredited, with teaching standards that are simply second to none. We drive success in academics, quality assurance and safeguarding across our school.
 
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Coming to school and seeing everyone being ambitious motivates me to try even harder!
Cameron
Year 6 Student

OUTSTANDING LEARNING EXPERIENCES

BSB Sanlitun benefits not only from exceptional teachers, but also from the life-changing experiences we offer beyond the classroom walls, which empower students to explore, discover, and grow into globally minded citizens.

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