The International Montessori School of Beijing (MSB) has for 30 years been committed to providing the best educational and developmental experience for children from early childhood through middle school with plans to open a high school in the near future. Our English Only and Dual Language programs are unsurpassed in Beijing, providing our students with a strong academic foundation in all subjects, as well as the necessary skills for success.
At MSB, we believe in the education of the whole child. Our comprehensive and rigorous curriculum engages and challenges students academically, while promoting the development of key life skills, such as discipline, leadership and time management.
We believe in inspiring children to become self-directed and life-long learners. It is our hope for our students to grow up to become motivated and innovative individuals who are able to adapt and excel in any learning or work environment.More About MSB
MSB has been serving the international community for 30 years
MSB offers children the opportunity to flourish in a close-knit community of 400 students from 21 countries
Explore 19,000 sq. meters of purpose-built classrooms, sports fields and play areas catering to children of all ages
Montessori is named after Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian educator of the early 20th century. She developed the teaching approach we now call the Montessori Method, which emphasises hands-on, individualized learning within a child-centered, mixed-age group classroom.
Montessori education is based on the belief that children are individuals and thus, have individual learning styles and interests. The teacher guides each child through the learning process, using materials that fit their specific needs and pace instead of focusing on the daily lesson plan.
A Montessori education focuses not only on academics, but also on essential life skills and character development. The Montessori social curriculum is incorporated into the academic curriculum at all levels and children learn how to behave in specific situations and acquire social skills for everyday living.
High Academic Achievements
MSB offers a strong academic program and expects children to meet our high academic standards. Our curriculum fully meets the requirements of national curricula and allows students to go well beyond grade level in many subjects. This strong academic base gives students a great start as they later transition into traditional schools or return to their home countries. The individualized program allows teachers to draw upon the curriculum of higher grades, allowing a child to work above his/her grade level in areas he/she shows a strong aptitude in.
An Excellent Dual Language Program
MSB’s Dual Language Program is unique in Beijing, offering students from the age of 3 to 12 a full education in English and Chinese. Living and studying in Beijing, children have the unique opportunity to become fluent in Chinese, study and appreciate China’s rich history and culture whilst being well prepared for an English based academic environments.
A Montessori-Based Education
MSB’s Montessori-based education looks at the child as a whole. We tailor the academic curriculum to each child and his/her needs and combine it with teaching essential life skills. Unlike other teaching programs which rely on rote learning, and teach every child in the classroom the same thing at the same time, children at MSB can progress through the curriculum at their own pace, guided by an individualized learning plan, while still meeting high academic standards.
Emphasis on Important Life Skills
Success in today’s world is not only measured by grades and degrees. Strong study and work habits, self-motivation, independent thinking and excellent communication skills are essential for academic and career success and are an integral part of MSB’s Montessori-based education. At MSB we are laying the groundwork for future innovators and leaders by teaching children to be independent thinkers, problem solvers and team players from an early age.
A Warm and Nurturing Environment
At MSB, we take great pride in providing a happy and nurturing environment for our children. Our small size and close community mean we know each and every child and can focus on his or her individual needs and interests.
Experienced, Dedicated and Long Term Staff
Our strength lies with our highly experienced teachers, many of which have taught at MSB since its earliest years. This provides stability and continuity to our programs. Our lead teachers and teaching assistants are all fully qualified Montessori teachers; our lead teachers are also trained in the latest EAL teaching techniques to facilitate the classrooms of native and non-native English speakers. In addition, fully qualified teachers teach all of our specialist subjects, such as EAL, music, art, science and PE.