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Our students are at the heart of all teaching and learning at the Western Academy of Beijing. WAB teachers are dedicated, internationally experienced professionals. As an IB World School, our highly motivated students acquire the skills and attitudes that meet the growing demands of an international 21st century.
The Arts thrive at the Western Academy of Beijing. Guided by a talented and creative faculty of trained teachers and artists, our students are taught foundational skills while also being challenged to express their own artistic vision.
WAB offers students at all grade levels opportunities to participate in 16 different competitive sports. Each student-athlete is challenged to learn and develop new skills, embrace the value of working together to achieve common goals, and become empowered to stretch their boundaries and self-expectations.
Beautiful and functional, WAB stands out among international schools in Beijing with its exciting, purpose-built facilities. Our sweeping, sail-like rooftops and colorful buildings have become a landmark in Beijing. The fusion design incorporates a unique balance of modern and traditional Chinese architecture, reflecting the spirit of our extraordinary school.
From first steps until well after graduation, the WAB community remains a supportive, caring and diverse part of school life. Join us, get involved and experience everything a top international school in Beijing has to offer, from volunteer opportunities to exciting events and initiatives.
WAB Wild, our outdoor education department, has run more than 20 outdoor expeditions and day trips each year for over a decade. Taking learning outside the classroom and into nature, WAB Wild has a strong environmental focus incorporated into all its programs.
Welcome to WAB! You will find our school is special because we’re encouraged to take part in different activities, from science to sports, language and reading, music and more. In one day, I can learn how the economy works, and also explore theater to discover myself as an artist. WAB gives you opportunities to explore what you’re really passionate about.
Astrid Harborn, Grade 11
One thing you’ll notice very quickly about WAB is the amount of freedom we have to study and explore. As students, we can be ourselves and express our creativity. That’s what makes WAB really special: Everyone is welcome. You’ll never do the same thing twice, and every lesson is productive and interesting.
Rory Young, Grade 7
I’m working with my friends on publishing our first book. I love to learn in class, but I am also researching a project to help kids around the world living in poverty. Going to WAB is an incredible experience for any student.
Eliza Rinkema, Grade 5
There is so much to do at WAB. I like to spend my time reading books, studying math, and performing in the theater. This year, I interviewed all of my classmates and made an e-book about them and presented it at our first assembly of the school year.
Myron Cheung, Grade 3
I have met a lot of new friends at WAB. We like to play a lot outside, play the drums and build houses with blocks. We use our iPads to take pictures of what we build and post them on our class blog.
Gil Yogev, Kindergarten
'To wake up means to actively understand the profound implications of our actions.'
'If the world around us is changing, how should schools adapt to educate students and prepare them for a different kind of economy than what we're seeing today?'