Four hundred years of heritage but with a forward-thinking approach that prepares students for an indefinable future – that’s the Dulwich education. Established in 2005, Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) belongs to a family of 10 Dulwich College International schools in Asia with strong ties to the founding College in London. It is a British international school for students from 2-18 years of age. The curriculum is based on the enhanced English National Curriculum up to Year 9, IGCSE courses for students in Years 10 and 11, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.DCB emphasizes excellence in academics, sports, and the arts, fostering in every child a sense of the importance of community service. In 2016, DCB earned an Expat Life Award in the “Best International School” category. In 2017, DCB gained a global award for British International School of the Year 2017 for Teaching Initiative in Blended Maths.DCB graduating classes consistently achieve some of the best IB averages in China—results that place the students in the world’s best institutions, such as the Russell Group in the UK, the Ivy League, and top universities in the US, Canada, Asia, and Europe.
Founding year: 2005
Age range: 2 - 18
Grades offered: Early Years to Year 13 (Grade 12)
Curriculum: Enhanced English National Curriculum up to Year 9, IGCSE courses in Years 10 and 11, and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in Years 12 and 13.
Primary teaching languages: English
Registered with the Ministry of Education? Yes
Accreditations/associations: Council of International Schools (CIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Centre for School Curriculum and Textbook Development (NCCT).International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Assessment International Education, Association of China and Mongolia International Schools, Federation of British International Schools in Asia, The Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference
Fees & student information
Tuition fees: 225,000-293,000 RMB
Lunch fees: 25 – 35 RMB per day
Number of current students:1,530
Nationalities: Hong Kong & China, USA, Canada, South Korea, UK
Class size 14 – 22 students maximum
Teacher student ratio: 1:4 to 1:10
Foreign passport holders accepted? Yes
Chinese passport holders? No
Total area (in square metres): 115,322
Sports facilities include two air-filtered sports domes, multi-purpose sports hall, six tennis courts, weight room, FIFA two-star-rated football pitch, rugby pitch, cricket pitch, swimming pool, and ice-skating rink. The school building houses two large theatres with 755 seats combined, two black box theatres, three spacious music rooms, seven newly refurbished practice rooms, two ICT suites including one dedicated to music, a professional green screen film studio, five light and airy art rooms, Early Years kitchen and art room, three libraries, radio studio, 10 well-equipped science laboratories, well-lit classrooms with SmartBoards, and SE21, the new state-of-the-art STEAM & entrepreneurship hub.