School Campus

WAB school campus

Beautiful and functional, the Western Academy of Beijing has exciting, purpose-built school facilities that are colorful and dynamic, designed to enhance the WAB learning experience.


Welcome to WAB!

The architecture and design of our campus buildings were creatively planned and executed to make a lively and connected learning environment. Our innovative classrooms were designed to be flexible to support a variety of learning experiences.

WAB's three school levels, Elementary, Middle and High, are situated on one campus with six buildings, providing self-contained environments for each of the school sections, each covered by our state-of-the-art indoor air filtration system. Our 99,000m campus features:

  • 3 well-resourced libraries
  • Innovative technology studios
  • Science and computer labs
  • Photography, editing and recording suites
  • 3 Apple authorized Help Desks
  • Specialist classrooms for languages
  • Learning kitchens
  • Music, drama and dance studios
  • Dining courts, cafes and lounges

The extensive renovation of our modern, environmentally friendly Middle School campus supports WAB’s educational goals.

Our campus is surrounded by nature. Students can enjoy walks across grounds filled with gardens and trees, with scenic Duck Lake located at the center.

  • 3 theaters
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • 3 full-size gyms
  • Multi-sport air-supported Tiger L'Air dome
  • FIFA-approved full-length football field with a track
  • Vertex climbing wall
  • Indoor basketball courts
  • Tennis courts
  • A fully-equipped workout room

A fusion of traditional and modern Chinese architecture, our world-class facilities reflect WAB’s values and the connection with our host country, China.

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New Middle School

In 2017, WAB re-opened its Middle School campus with extensive renovations and upgrades for students to enjoy, including new learning spaces, common areas and landscaping.

Learn more about our Middle School.

By any standard, WAB is a remarkable school...with purpose-built facilities, which are on a par at least with the finest in the international schools in the world. More than that, it has developed an enviable and richly deserved reputation for offering a vital, stimulating and challenging education to its international student body.

The council of International schools (cis)



AIR AWARENESS

Providing a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, staff and families is a top priority for the Western Academy of Beijing, and we take this issue very seriously. Our campus facilities are equipped with reliable, state-of-the-art air filtration systems. WAB also has strict precautionary measures in place to safeguard our students from the dangers of engaging in physical activities outdoors on days when air quality is poor.


AQI, PM2.5, air filtration, WAB

WAB has advanced systems in place to provide the best air quality possible in Beijing.



Super-filtered, clean, tempered air pressure is constantly pumped into all our school buildings safely and quietly. The same advanced technology that keeps pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities clean is now making WAB the safest and healthiest learning environment for our students, staff and families. WAB regularly tests and reviews its filtration systems to ensure the best possible air quality solutions.

WAB’s windows and doors are airtight to reduce infiltration. Main entrances to the school have overhead devices to keep pollutants from entering the building. The Tiger L’Air, WAB’s state-of-the-art multi-sport air-supported structure, allows for safe physical activity indoors when outdoor air quality is unsafe.

WAB staff continuously measure the air quality index (AQI) inside all facilities throughout the day. Using handheld devices and white egg-shaped monitors visible in different areas of the school, WAB's AQI measures a daily average of 1 throughout campus. On the way to school and back home, WAB buses are now equipped with advanced air purification systems for our students, ensuring a healthy ride.


The health and safety of our families at WAB has always been a priority. Our parent community and staff took action in unique ways to continue providing the best school experience possible for everyone.

Dr. J Courtney Lowe, Director

11 Reasons to Come to WAB

  1. WAB students excel in academics and become life-long learners.
  2. WAB teachers are internationally experienced educators.
  3. Our campus is colorful and dynamic, designed to enhance the WAB learning experience.
  4. WAB supports an extensive extracurricular program for all students to explore their passions.
  5. WAB's warm and supportive community will make your family feel at home.
  6. WAB is an innovative community of learners.
  7. WAB exposes students to new, influential ideas.
  8. Learning extends far beyond the classroom walls.
  9. WAB engages & serves its community both locally and globally.
  10. WAB's connections extend around the world.
  11. … And you know exactly what you're paying for.