WAB seeks to offer educational opportunities to all eligible students who identify with our school’s core values, and to maintain a co-educational school with a diverse student population representing a range of nationalities, languages, economic and cultural background and abilities.
In accordance with relevant regulations and policies of the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, WAB can only enroll students with foreign passports with a valid resident or diplomatic visa sponsored through the parent's employer.
- Foreign students: students who hold a foreign passport and ‘W’ visa or a dependent residency permit, and who have at least one parent who is a foreign passport holder with a ‘W’ visa or working related residency permit issued in Beijing.
- Students from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan: both parents and students should hold passports of Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan, and travel permits for mainland China. At least one parent must have a “working certificate” issued in Beijing.
- For any other situations, please contact the School Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WAB reserves the right to final interpretation of the above provisions. A Chinese translation is provided in PDF format.
We believe students learn best in a caring and inclusive environment. We strive to help every student reach their full potential, and use a collaborative approach to address the developmental and readiness levels of students. With this in mind, the Admissions department works closely with the Support Services team in evaluating applications of students who may require these services, to ensure WAB can meet the academic, social and emotional needs of all students.
English Language Support
Applicants to Grade 1 and above for whom English is not the primary language at home will be assessed to determine whether or not they should be enrolled in the English as an Additional Language (EAL) and/or English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs. This assessment may take the form of a file review, a review of a writing sample, or an on-site written and oral assessment.
No class in Grade 1 or above may have more than 25% of children in the EAL/EAP program. This ratio does not apply to the Early Years and Kindergarten classes.
Learning Support Program
Students are eligible for admission if it is believed that WAB can meet their emotional, social, physical and academic needs. At each grade level, WAB can offer enrollment to a limited number of students with mild learning difficulties who will require the assistance of our Learning Support Center.
WAB does not have separate classes for children with learning difficulties. Therefore, a primary consideration in offering enrollment will be the student’s ability to access the regular curriculum with limited support. WAB is also able to accept some students with minor physical disabilities.
In accordance with the general admissions policy, the school reserves the right (in consultation with the parents) to conduct all necessary assessments and obtain copies of all previous reports and records. We will offer a provisional place only to those students who we believe can benefit from the educational program we provide.
Enrichment Support Program
WAB believes that while all our students have strengths that must be valued and promoted, there are students whose educational needs are different from their age peers due to the nature of their gifts. WAB curriculum provides a flexible range of options to assist gifted students to maximize their potential.
Learn more about WAB’s student Support Services.