Outstanding experiences

At BSB Sanlitun, our modern teaching methods and educational programmes will nurture your child’s talents, unlocking their potential beyond the classroom.


We're proud to give our students the experiences they need to achieve more than they ever imagined possible, developing in them the confidence, resilience and creativity to truly make their mark on the world. 
outstanding experiences


We cultivate students’ natural curiosity through our collaborations with world-leading organisations like The Juilliard School and MIT.

The MIT-Nord Anglia STEAM programme helps our students to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills by tackling interdisciplinary challenges facing the world today.
The Juilliard School
Our collaboration with the world’s most renowned arts institution enriches our students’ love of dance, drama and music.


With an array of exciting extracurricular activities on offer, your child can discover new talents and nurture their existing interests!
Team sports and athletics
Physical Education is integral to developing young children’s fine and gross motor skills. Our students learn the rules and skills for all kinds of sports. 
Team sports and athletics
At BSB Sanlitun, we have sports and physical activities suitable for all abilities. Our indoor and outdoor facilities, including a sports hall, indoor gym and Astroturf, give students a wide range of spaces across campus to compete and play sports recreationally all year round.
Languages (EAL-focused)
Languages (EAL-focused)
Our diverse students speak many languages from around the world, which contributes to the vibrancy and rich texture of our school community. We also provide high-quality EAL tuition for students who need support with their English.
Languages (EAL-focused)
Languages (EAL focused)
English as an Additional Language (EAL) support is available for our non-native English speakers, helping them quickly become confident communicators. Mandarin lessons are part of the school day for all students who enjoy fun and challenging classes. 
Performing Arts
Our Performing Arts courses focus on theory and creation, while providing a strong foundation for students who wish to continue in the field in university and beyond.
Performing Arts
Our Performing Arts courses are supported by our collaboration with The Juilliard School. Students take part in special concept-based lessons written by Juilliard specialists, which encourage discovery-based learning linked to important pieces of music, dance and drama. This gives students a deep understanding of how the techniques they study in class apply to professional works.
Our collaboration with MIT for our STEAM programme produces some of the most memorable learning experiences for our students in all their time at BSB Sanlitun!
Our Makerspace is a creative area where students can roll up their sleeves and get hands-on experience in everything STEAM-related! Through these activities they learn how to solve problems, work as a team, and employ their critical-thinking skills. We also have regular STEAM collaboration days, allowing for in-depth exploration of various fascinating topics through challenges set by MIT professors.
Diverse Cultures
Diverse cultures
By being exposed to new ways of thinking from global cultures, our students are better equipped for success when they graduate and begin their careers in an interconnected world.
Diverse Cultures
Diverse cultures
Students at BSB Sanlitun have various opportunities to travel abroad, including a trip to New York with the Model UN! They connect with their peers from different countries online, as well as at regional events, and make a difference in their local communities through activities with UNICEF. Our collaboration with UNICEF and engagement with their Sustainable Development Goals means students can truly effect change in the world around them.


At BSB Sanlitun, there’s a whole world of learning beyond the classroom walls!
Year 6 trip
For their final residential as primary schoolers, our Year 6s head to Yangshuo for a week of bona fide adventures! They take part in a range of awesome activities which challenge them, encourage them to try new things and push themselves, and see them accomplish things they never thought they’d be capable of!
Camping. Rock climbing. Abseiling. Orienteering. Caving. They’re all up for grabs on the Year 6 Yangshuo residential! The week-long bonanza of fun and thrills is a fitting salute to our leavers, who transition from Primary to Secondary in the most epic of ways! The trip centres around the theme of change, too: amid the adventures we encourage every student to reflect on their time at Sanlitun, and look ahead with anticipation to all that’s to come in their new school and beyond!
China Expeditions
Learning outside of the classroom
As part of our curriculum, older students have the chance to embark on week-long expeditions across China to learn about the social impact of service and outreach programmes.
Chinese cultural immersion

Beijing is the centre of China's cultural heritage and provides exciting opportunities for students to visit some of the most iconic landmarks in the world. The Great Wall, The Forbidden City, The Summer Palace are all in our backyard.

Year 5 trip
In the southeast of Beijing is Xi’an, where our Year 5s travel for the trip of a lifetime! In their unit on Battles, students learn about the Qin and Han dynasties, and visit the remains of great settlements and complexes.
Year 5 students enjoy a truly wondrous guided tour of the Terracotta Warriors and visit the Small Goose Pagoda, where they learn all about the world-famous Chinese shadow puppets! They take a bike ride along the ancient city wall and explore the Shaanxi History Museum to get up close and personal with some of the highlights of Chinese civilisation. They’ll watch a martial arts show, and even get to pick up and practise a few moves! Students learn to make their own delectable dumplings and make their way along the Muslim Quarter of the city to visit the mosque and haggle in Chinese at the market!
New York
Global challenge
Our UNICEF programme motivates students to think about how they can make a difference both locally and globally as they pursue the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 
New York
The annual Global Challenge is set by UNICEF, and includes a trip to New York for seminars, workshops, and even speaking opportunities at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) at the UN Headquarters! The goal is simple: empower students to engage with world leaders at a local and global level to make a lasting impact.


Student wellbeing is our number one priority, which is why BSB Sanlitun has both staff and external specialists providing a full range of support and counselling services. Moreover, our engagement with Nord Anglia’s Global Campus initiatives ensures our Early Years and Primary students get insights into global awareness from a young age. 


Through activities with the Student Council, children live and breathe the school values within our community. This gives them a sense of agency over their learning. One such recent activity was our food survey, in which the Student Council conducted a questionnaire and presented their findings to the school's leaders!
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Our campus is a truly enriching learning environment, the perfect place for students to grow, mature, and set their sights on realising their dreams and aspirations.