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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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    We have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and ready to put you in touch with others whom you may wish or need to speak to.

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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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Elena Kolesnikova

I am a person of the world. Born in Russia, I immigrated to USA in 1989 and have lived in Beijing since 2006. I started my teaching career back in Russia in the mid-eighties and worked as an educator for three years. Then my career turned in the different direction.  I returned to my teaching after arriving in China. I have 5 years of hands-on teaching experience at several schools in Beijing: traditional and Montessori class settings with children from 12 month to 5 years old.

I am a resourceful, creative and dedicated teacher with a diverse background in education: BA in Engineering, AS in Science of Electronics, Montessori Teacher Diploma 3-6, and I hold several different certifications and rich life experience.

I was raised in the family of professional artist and art is the hobby of my life.  I am experienced in a wide range of arts including; Paint and Pencil; Earth and Polymer Clay Sculpture; Pottery; Wire; Mixed Media; Paper Crafts; Handmade Prints; Jewellery making and much more.