About Us

Herzlich willkommen – 欢迎光临 – Welcome – Bienvenue – Benvinguts - Benvenuto !

In August 2017, the Swiss School Beijing opened its doors as the German language section of the Western Academy Beijing.

Our School provides a German language education that is based on the Swiss curriculum and is delivered in a truly multicultural environment. We welcome children of Swiss and other nationalities interested in a German language education within an international community.

Would you like to know more about our approach to education? Our educational concept is described here.

The Swiss School Beijing is recognized by the Swiss government within the framework of the Swiss “Federal law for the provision of Swiss education abroad” (SSchG). The school currently offers Kindergarten (for 3 to 5 -year old children) as well as Primary 1 and 2 classes. In the school year 2021-2022, the school will add a Primary 3 class and will subsequently roll out a new class each year.

Governance

School Director

Since 1st of March 2021, Dr. Christine Jacob is the Director of the Swiss School Beijing. Her background includes a comprehensive understanding of both Swiss and international education systems.  Prior to joining the Swiss School, Christine Jacob was Head of the Language Department at the Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai. Her experience also includes teaching French as a second language in a private school in Zurich, as well as teaching primary school classes in Switzerland and Australia. Christine is fluent in French, German and English. 

Association Swiss School Beijing

The Association Swiss School Beijing is a non-profit organization registered in Switzerland and established for the purpose of running the Swiss School Beijing .

Each parent and/or guardian of a student of the Swiss School Beijing automatically becomes a member of the Association, for the duration of the enrolment of their child or children at the Swiss School Beijing.

Would you like to know more about the Association Swiss School Beijing? Please download the Statutes.


Board of the Association

The Board of the Association Swiss School Beijing is also the Board of the Swiss School in Beijing (Schulrat). Currently, the members of the Board are:

Partnership with Western Academy Beijing

Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is a leading international school in Beijing, with a long tradition of providing Mother Tongue Language Programs. Thanks to the partnership between WAB and the Association Swiss School Beijing, students of WAB can choose to follow a German-language Swiss curriculum, while benefiting from the multicultural environment, friendly atmosphere and excellent facilities of WAB.

An agreement between WAB and the Association Swiss School Beijing lays out the terms of this partnership. Under this agreement, the Association is responsible for all educational matters, while WAB provides the administrative framework and infrastructure in which the school operates.

“Patronatskanton”

The Swiss School Beijing is the youngest of 18 Swiss Schools Abroad that are recognised by the Swiss government. Each one of these schools is linked to a Swiss canton (the “Patronatskanton”) who supports the school with curriculum development, recruitment of teachers, professional development of teachers and quality assurance. The Canton of Zürich is the Patronatskanton of the Swiss School Beijing.

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