Yew Chung International School of Beijing

39°55′35″N 116°29′44″E / 39.926506°N 116.495525°E / 39.926506; 116.495525Coordinates: 39°55′35″N 116°29′44″E / 39.926506°N 116.495525°E / 39.926506; 116.495525InformationTypePreschool, Kindergarten, Primary School, Secondary SchoolMotto"Yew Chung will align with Science and Technology, Culture and Art, Love and Charity."Established1995DirectorDr. Betty Chan Po-KingInformation[email protected]
The YCIS Beijing Campus in 2020

Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing, simplified Chinese: 北京耀中国际学校; traditional Chinese: 北京耀中國際學校; pinyin: Běijīng Yàozhōng Guójì Xuéxiào) is an K2-Year 13 co-educational international school in Chaoyang District, Beijing.[1]

Origins and history

The Yew Chung International School of Beijing is an accredited International School located in downtown Beijing adjacent the Honglingjin Park. It offers education to expatriate children aged 2 to 18 years old (K2 to Year 13, offering early childhood education or kindergarten, primary school education, and secondary school education (IGCSE and IBDP). The school works 是 on the Co-Teaching Model. The international school is part of a network of schools under the Yew Chung Education Foundation which includes campuses in Shanghai, Qingdao, Chongqing, Hong Kong, and Silicon Valley, United States.


  • 1995 – YCIS Beijing is founded.
  • 1997 – YCIS Beijing adopts its Co-Teaching Model.
  • 2001 – The In-School Individual Instrumental Programme (IIIP) is introduced and YCIS Beijing becomes an exam centre for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
  • 2003 – YCIS Beijing celebrates its first International Day and the new Secondary School library and computer labs are opened.
  • 2006 – The school begins offering University Guidance and Student Counselling services and employs a Primary Curriculum Co-ordinator. Both the IBDP and IGCSE programmes are formally implemented.
  • 2008 – YCIS Beijing raises relief donations for victims of the Sichuan earthquake, sparking the beginnings of the Seeds of Hope project.
  • 2009 – YCIS Beijing is formally accredited by three separate academic accreditation organizations.
  • 2015 – YCIS Beijing celebrates its 20th anniversary.
  • 2019 – YCIS Beijing celebrates the 87th anniversary of the founding of the Yew Chung Education Foundation.
  • 2020 – YCIS Beijing Celebrates its 25th anniversary.



In June 2012 Yew Chung International Schools received the “Cambridge Award for Excellence in Education”, the only international school in China to receive this award.[2]

Further reading

"Bringing the world into the classroom." China Daily Education. April 16, 2013.


  1. ^ "Contact Us." Yew Chung International School of Beijing. Retrieved on July 19, 2013. "Honglingjin Park, 5 Houbalizhuang, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025, P.R.C. 中国北京市朝阳区后八里庄5号红领巾公园 100025"
  2. ^ Expat Telegraph. "Expat Telegraph - International Schools". Expat Telegraph Website. Retrieved 5 December 2013.
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