About YCIS

At Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we are renowned for offering one of the most progressive and globally-minded programmes of international education in China.

YCIS Beijing is considered a leading international school in Beijing. The school's unique multicultural and bilingual approach to education is recognised globally, and is just one of the features that sets the school apart from others.

History of YCIS Beijing

YCIS Beijing opened in 1995 with the aim of bringing the educational philosophy, objectives and pedagogy of Yew Chung to Beijing's expatriate families. Over the past 20 years, YCIS Beijing has grown rapidly and now has a student body of over 750 who come from over 45 nationalities and are educated by teachers from 30 countries under an international curriculum that nurtures truly global-minded students.

YCIS Beijing is a fully accredited school, recognised by:

  • The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • The Council of International Schools (CIS)
  • The National Center for School Curriculum and Textbook Development (NCCT)

In addition, the Secondary School is authorised as an accredited Cambridge International Examinations Centre and International Baccalaureate World School (IB World School).

As an IB World School, we are proud to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme as part of our international curriculum. Furthermore, we are the only school in China to have received the Cambridge Award for Excellence in Education.


To raise globally competent and compassionate leaders with a servant’s heart, who aspire to, and act for, a better world.


We believe that the core purpose of education is character formation, and it is the most important shared responsibility of the school and home.

We believe that each child is unique, with innate talents and gifts that should be nurtured to the fullest potential.

We believe that quality student-teacher relationships are at the heart of meaningful engagement, leading to highly effective learning and teaching.

We believe that Learning Communities best enable students and teachers to creatively and holistically explore different fields of knowledge, fostering individual and collaborative learning skills that are critical for the 21st century.

We believe in equipping our graduates with a deep respect for and understanding of world cultures, mastery of Chinese and English, plus proficiency in other modern languages, as well as a strong commitment to meeting challenges of their generation.

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