Choosing the Canadian International School of Beijing means your family joins a diverse community of international families, learning from a passionate team of qualified and dedicated educators and studying on a beautiful and innovative downtown campus.
CISB challenges and supports students to develop into Compassionate, Inquisitive, Successful and Balanced students.
Whether you are a longtime Beijing resident or relocating to Beijing from abroad, we understand that choosing a school for your child’s education is an important decision!
Our Admissions team is here to help you with any questions that you may have about our school’s academic programs, services and facilities. In addition, we will provide you with the necessary support and guidance throughout our application and enrollment processes.
Please enter your details here, and your dedicated admissions officer will contact you to answer any questions you may have and arrange a personal tour of our school facility.
(+86-10) 6465-7788 or click here to fill in our Inquiry form
CISB is a foreign ex-pat school requiring all students to qualify to attend. We accept applications from nationalities and permanent residents outside mainland China for 18 months to 18 years old.
Please get in touch with admissions to discuss your family’s specific situation and if you qualify to apply.
Please note: applications received in March and beyond of any school year for Pre-School and Elementary will require approval from the Principal. The application may be moved to the next academic year.
The admissions process is composed of 5 steps:
Please submit your inquiry online here or call our Admissions team to set up your inquiry on Open Apply for you. Your family will be assigned a dedicated Admission officer who will support your family throughout the admission process through to the first day of school.
Your admissions officer will book the best time for you according to your schedule and the school’s timetable. Join the CISB team on campus or virtually to see our school’s learning environment and facilities and hear about how we implement International Baccalaureate programs enriched by the New Brunswick Canadian provincial curriculum. Learn about what opportunities our students experience through after-school programs and clubs.
To be considered for admission to CISB, parents/guardians must complete the online application through Open Apply. Your inquiry will convert to an application once you have completed all sections. If this is your first time using this system, please create an account and submit all supporting documentation according to the instruction. You will be required to upload clear scanned copies of the documents outlined in our checklist:
• Enrollment Agreement Form
• School Transcripts/ Reports (two complete years) (G1 above)
• Confidential School Recommendation (G1 above)
• Health Questionnaire
• Physical Examination Form
• Student’s Passport
• Student’s valid Chinese Visa or PR
• Student’s Birth Certificate
• Parent’s Passports (Both parents are required)
• Parent’s valid Chinese visas or PRs
4. Assessment and Interview
Once your documentation has been uploaded and reviewed, your CISB Admissions Officer will schedule your interview and testing with the appropriate examiner. At CISB, we interview students and conduct a WIDA testing to assess the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.
This assessment will place the student on a scale of Level 1 (Beginner) to Level 6 (Fluent). In addition, minimum English language proficiency levels are required for grades five and above. See the FAQ’s for full details on English-level requirements.
5. Application Decision
To ensure the best possible learning environment for CISB students. The Admissions and Academic team carefully consider enrollment, including a review of official school report cards, interview evaluation, English language assessment, and confidential reference form.
Your Admissions Officer will endeavour to contact you with the outcome of your application within three working days. However, please understand that it may take 5- 7 working days during the admissions season.
Please get in touch with Admissions for more information. The team is available at (+86-10) 6465-7788 or click here to fill in our Inquiry form.
Criteria for Acceptance
1. Academic Skills
The School is a premium international school that challenges students to meet the highest standards and expects them to learn to their maximum potential. Therefore, based on previous school transcripts and reports, applicants must show their motivation to meet the high academic standards of the School successfully.
2. Social Skills
The School is a learning community bound together by adherence to the school values of community, integrity, resilience, respect and trust. As such, the School accepts only students whose record demonstrates a clear commitment to these principles.
3. Physical Disabilities or Learning Support
The School accepts students with mild learning disabilities and with certain physical disabilities. However, the School cannot accept students whose physical or learning disabilities are such that we cannot effectively educate the child.
The maximum class size at CISB is 25 students.
In the case of a child being accepted to CISB but with no space available in the class, the child is placed on a waiting list.
Accepted students are placed on a waiting list strictly in chronological order by date of
- CISB Alumni: returning students
- Siblings: siblings of students already enrolled in the school