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    We provide international education to over 1,100 students ages 1-18. We are at the heart of our community, a hub for many expat families in living Beijing.

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    Through the Nord Anglia University we focus our teachers professional development to ensure that your child receives high quality teaching experience.

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    You will immediately recognise one of our students when you meet them by their evident respect for others, their intellectual and social confidence.

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    We are a high achieving school with excellent academic success. We believe in bringing out the best in every student of all abilities.

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    Through our News & Insights section you can find out the latest from our school and from other schools in the Nord Anglia Education global family.

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    We teach the English National Curriculum, offer a German curriculum at primary level and IB Diploma for Years 12 & 13 students.

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Esther Kim

BA, MA, PhD

Academically, I hold a Doctorate degree in Comparative Literature from Peking University and a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Seoul National University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Russian literature from Korea University. I am interested in several academic fields: Comparative literature, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, and Women’s Studies.

After obtaining a doctorate in 2013, I completed a Teacher training program for the Korean language at Seoul National University, and I taught Literature, Film studies, and Women’s studies at Yonsei University and Hanyang University in Korea. In 2016 I moved back to Beijing with my family, and I worked at Beijing BISS International School as an IB MYP and IBDP teacher of Korean Language and Literature. At BISS, I also took on the roles of IBDP Coordinator and TOK teacher and Coordinator. As a member of the IB Educators Network, I work with the IB as a School Visit Team Member and Workshop Leader. Besides that, I have also successfully prepared and completed the IB evaluation visit for the IBDP programme at BISS in 2019.

To keep developing myself as a life-long learner, I have recently completed the Certificate Programme in Advanced Education Leadership at Harvard Graduate School of Education, aiming to better support my IBDP colleagues and students as a programme leader. As a teacher, I have a strong passion for educating young people and encouraging and empowering students to develop into inquiring, knowledgeable and caring life-long learners who can impact the world in positive ways. I want to keep learning and growing with my students and colleagues at BSB Shunyi.

My biggest passions are playing music, dancing, and reading various books. Another big passion of mine is language. I speak five languages: Korean, English, Chinese, Russian, and Mongolian. If time allows, I want to learn Spanish in the future.