Beijing Shuren Ribet Private School is a K-12 independent coeducational boarding & day school. Our 16 acre (100 Mu – Chinese acre) campus adjacent to the Artists’ Village is a closed and secure garden community in the suburbs of Beijing, just 20 kilometers east of the Central Business District, providing an environment that is conducive to learning, self-discovery and friendship. The Beijing Shuren Ribet Private School commitment to academic excellence, personal growth and the development of character remains true to the founder, Ms. Wang Jianchao’s guiding principles. We continuously strive to improve upon and create a synergistic blend of both eastern and western educational methods and ideals to better serve both Chinese and international students, as well as prepare them for higher education and their future roles in a global community.
Beijing Shuren Private School was founded in 1993 when China first opened its policies to private institution. The founder, Ms Wang Jianchao, is a former university professor. During a time when only public education was available, and extracurricular courses had to be found outside of the school system, Ms Wang created a more wholesome education institute that nurtured creativity and encouraged the discovery of all aspects of a child’s potential, academically and otherwise. She was inspired by the former General Secretary Deng Xiaoping’s motto: “Face modernization, face the world, and face the future.” Based on these simple principles, a new type of school was created. Students and visitors from various regions of the world visited us since the establishment, and our students, as young as 9 year olds, have had the opportunity to participate in numerous international exchange programs.
In order to best prepare students for the modern, future global world, cultural understanding and strong language abilities have always been of great important to us. Through various collaborations with schools and institutes overseas, Beijing Shuren Private School gradually became the Beijing Shuren Ribet Private School of today, offering students from China a gateway to the rest of the world, and international students a real insight into China and the essence of its culture and civilization.
Students and Faculty
We maintain a 6:1 student to teacher ratio to ensure quality small class size education, and employ dorm mothers as well as additional full time supporting staff to ensure a safe, comfortable, and healthy environment for the students. Our students and faculty members come from over a dozen regions around the world; some countries include the United States, England, Canada, the Philippines, the Ukraine, Korea, Russia, Kazakhstan, Finland, Japan and Malaysia. Our international students currently make up 15% of our student population. We celebrate our diversity through various on campus events and activities. We are fortunate to have access to the artistic resources in the Artists’ Village where our campus is located. Many local artists have hosted workshops that varied in length over the years, making them a unique part of our school community.
Beijing Shuren Ribet Private School regards public service to be an importance aspect of education. We have previously participated in a six year long migrant students’ sponsorship program, and are now the home to
126 students from the Sichuan earthquake regions. These students are mostly from the Qiang minority of China, and are a priceless and unique element of our diverse and growing international family.
Our student government serves the rest of the student body in the areas of learning, discipline, student life, media, culture and sports. They achieve enrichment in these areas through daily evaluations, friendly competitions, events and discussion forums. The student government is also leading students on initiating the Roots and Shoots program, so that our students can participate in the program, become aware of various environmental issues, and become responsible decision makers in the future. Members of the student government acquire and spread leadership skills and team spirit throughout the school.
Our 100 Mu (Chinese acres) campus offers students a safe and healthy learning and living environment that is conducive to learning and growth. There are twelve buildings total; they are the administrative office, lecture halls and laboratories, the gym and stadium, cafeterias, dormitories and a convenience store. Most classrooms are equipped with multimedia learning centers; the music rooms, art studio, and dance studio provides opportunities for students to learn various instruments, calligraphy, arts and dances. Our cafeteria caters to the taste and needs of students from various cultural and religious backgrounds.
On campus there is a, indoor and outdoor basketball, a soccer field surrounded by a track field, and equipment for various other sporting activities. A greenhouse provides students the opportunity to learn about and care for various plants. Students in the American high school also have access to wireless internet daily from 8am until 10pm.
Students in different parts of the school have separate dormitories. The rooms are well equipped and assigned to dorm mothers; the dorm mothers care for students in many ways as parents would, guiding them to become independent and accountable; here students have the opportunity to learn various life skills in a organized fashion, to become responsible and self reliant adults.