Beijing 21st Century Experimental School was established in 1993. It is the first full boarding school with Policy Support from the Government, Capital from Enterprises and Management from Experts. In Apirl 2010, Haidian Disctrict Government officially approved its name change from 21st Century Experimental School to 21st Century International School; in June 2011, it became the first international school in Haidian District and held an inauguration ceremony.
The school cooperates with Beijing National Day School (BNDS) and US Fairmont Private School (FPS), share their quality educational and research resources and establishes advanced rules and regulations, administration procedures and performance assessment system. It takes the lead in non-govermental international education. The school is divided into Primary School Department, Junior High School Department, Senior High School Department and International Students Department. It is the first to advocate for bilingual education and complementation of Chinese and western curriculum strengths, and establishes primary school EP English Class, junior high IP, senior high AP, and integrated HSK program for international students. Its China-US Double senior High School Diplomas Program with FPS integrates the quintessence of Chinese and US cultures, and provides personalized educational services, which prepares students for foreign teaching methods and way of thinking. Students of this program can get two diplomas on the basis of required credits, which lays solid foundation for their application to world-known universities.
Our school always upholds the motto of to Become a Proud Chinese, and the aim of cultivating world citizens with Chinese soul, international vision and cross-cultural communication ability. It has divided classes into small and efficient ones and integrated curriculum. It has set optional classes, introduced stratified teaching, implemented supervisor system and adopted process assessment, which satisfies personalized demand of students. The school has compiled its own textbooks, offers abundant optional classes and always encourages diversified club and extra-curriculum activities. It highlights the cultivation of young and middle-aged teachers and research programs, and provides a large and unique platform for teachers and students.
In recent years, with care from leaders at all levels and support from all sectors of society, our school has made prominent achievements: excellent rate of unified English test for primary school is 17 percentage points higher than Beijing’s average; junior high entrance examination results have been among the top of Haidian District; all senior high students have been admitted to world-famous universities, such as Columbia Univerisity, Duke University, Brown University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of California and Berkeley in US; Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia in Canada; and the University of Melbourne Australia. International students of all races enter China’s universities such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University, Beijing Normal University and Fudan University. The school has been awarded the “Experimental School of international Elementary Education Pilot Program in Haidian Education Reform Experimental Zone by the Chinese Society of Education”, “Top Ten Chinese Brands of Privately-run Middle and Primary School”. It enjoys enormous popularity and high reputation. Also, its social credibility and influence are also in a rise.