Tuition & Fees

An investment in a culturally diverse, international education is an investment in your child’s future.

As a WAB student, your child will have access to individuals, ideas and experiences that are not typical of a traditional school environment.


Tuition Fees for 2016/2017

GradeBasic Tuition FeeTuition FeesTotal
1st semester
(Aug 15, 2016 - Jan 20, 2017
2nd semester
(Jan 23, 2017 - June 16, 2017)
Early Years (3 years old, half day)18,00044,50044,500107,000
Early Years (3/4 years old, full day)30,00075,00075,000180,000
Kindergarten - Grade 139,00087,50087,500214,000
Grade 2 - 539,00095,25095,250229,500
Grade 6 - 841,000101,250101,250243,500
Grade 9 - 1047,000110,500110,500268,000
Grade 11 - 1247,000114,000114,000275,000

Fees above are listed in RMB (Chinese Yuan).

Families applying to WAB are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of RMB 2100 per applicant once their application is complete.

Tuition fees are inclusive of transportation, most after-school activities offered by the school, all required textbooks and school supplies. Students must purchase their own laptops and calculators. Mother Tongue Programs and individual instrument lessons are not included.


Additional Information

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

For withdrawal of students from school, please notify the Admissions Manager in writing. After notification of withdrawal is sent to Admissions, a refund request should be directed to Finance in writing via fapiao@wab.edu. Withdrawal and Refund Schedule is as follows:

Date of Notification

Refund of School Fees


Basic Tuition Fee

Semester 1

Semester 2

On or before May 31, 2016

Full

Full

Full

On or before August 7, 2016

25%

Full

Full

On or before November 14, 2016

No

No

Full

After November 14, 2016

No

No

No

  • Full refund of the basic tuition fee will be given if notification of withdrawal is made prior to May 31st and the student does not attend any school days for the upcoming school year. 25% of the basic tuition fee will be refunded if notification of withdrawal is made prior to August 7th and the student does not attend any school days for the upcoming school year. After August 7th, the basic tuition fee is not refundable.
  • Full refund of Term 1 tuition fees will be given if notification of withdrawal is made prior to August 7th and the student does not attend any school days for the upcoming school year. If notification is given prior to August 7th and the student attends any days in Term 1, tuition fees will be prorated based on the number of school days attended during Term 1.
  • Full refund of Term 2 tuition fees will be given if notification of withdrawal is made on or before November 14th and the student does not attend any school days for the upcoming Term 2. If notification is given prior to November 15th and the student attends any days in Term 2, tuition fees will be prorated based on the number of school days attended during Term 2. No refunds are available for invoices generated after November 14, 2016.
  • Application fee is not refundable.
  • All refunds require original WAB receipts (fapiao) and complete payment instructions and must be claimed within 3 months of the student withdrawal date.

Payment Methods

By wire transfer to the following bank accounts:
Bank Name:
China CITIC Bank CITIC Building Sub-Branch
中信银行国际大厦支行
Account Name
Western Academy of Beijing
北京京西学校
SWIFT Code:
CIBKCNBJ100
Account Number:
311071000545****** (last 7 digits is the student number)
(Please refer to the bank account number for your child from your school fee invoice)
Bank Address:
CITIC Building, No. 19, Jianguomenwai
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100004, China
北京朝阳区建国门外大街十九号

Terms and Conditions

  • For school fees: WAB accepts bank transfers for school fees.
    • RMB cash payments can be deposited directly into the school's CITIC Bank RMB account.
    • Foreign currency: If payer chooses to pay in other currency, consider the current buying rate and ensure the school fee will be received in full. All bank charges are to be borne by the remitter. The exchange rate for USD is 6.30.
  • For other fees:
    Bank transfer, Alipay, cash, credit card (1% additional charge for local cards, 3% for foreign cards and 4% for AMEX cards)
  • Payment is due on April 30, 2016 or within 15 working days of the invoice date.
  • Placement of your child/children will be guaranteed upon receipt of full payment of school fees. If no payment is received by the stipulated due date, placement of your child/children will be released to students in the wait list.
  • A 2% per month late payment fee will be assessed on all overdue payments.
  • A written notice is needed to obtain a fapiao. Please email Finance at fapiao@wab.edu indicating fapiao title, student name, payment amount, and mailing address for your fapiao requirement. Fapiao will only be issued after full payment of the total year's school fees are paid.

TRANSPORTATION

WAB provides school bus service to transport students to and from school, using modern, safe and comfortable buses and mini-buses.

Bus routes service families in most of the areas of Beijing where expatriate families reside. A bus service is provided where there is a minimum of 3 students for one given stop.

The school provides transportation to all school-sponsored field trips and the service also extends to students involved in most after-school activities.

FOOD SERVICES

Lunch and snacks are not included in the school tuition. Students have the option of bringing their own food from home, or purchasing lunch and snacks at school using their SmartCard. Lunch costs range from 20 to 30 RMB.

WAB Food Services are managed by ARAMARK, an international company highly regarded amongst its industry peers. WAB Food Services provide a wide range of international food options from various outlets within the school. Menus can be viewed online at http://education.aramark.cn.