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 2019/2020

Grade Basic Tuition Fee Tuition Fees   Total
    1st semester
(Aug 14, 2019 - Jan 20, 2020
2nd semester
(Jan 21, 2020 - June 12, 2020)
 
Early Years (3 years old, half day) 30,000 46,350 46,350 122,700
Early Years (3/4 years old, full day) 30,000 88,200 88,200 206,400
Kindergarten - Grade 1 30,000 107,750 107,750 245,500
Grade 2 - 5 30,000 116,650 116,650 263,300
Grade 6 - 8 30,000 124,600 124,600 279,200
Grade 9 - 10 30,000 138,700 138,700 307,400
Grade 11 - 12 30,000 142,700 142,700 315,400

Fees above are listed in RMB (Chinese Yuan). Fees may be paid in RMB or other currencies. See Payment Methods, Terms and Conditions below for details.

Families applying to WAB are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of 2,100 RMB per applicant.

A tuition deposit of 30,000 RMB (which is equivalent to the basic tuition fee) is non-refundable. For returning WAB parents the fee is due on or before April 12. For new WAB parents, this fee is due within 10 days of the invoice being received.

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

Payment Methods

By wire transfer to the following bank account:
 
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

 

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. Please indicate invoice number as “INWAB1920-xxxxx” or student number on the remittance advice to facilitate prompt and accurate recording.

For other fees: Bank transfer, Alipay, WeChat, cash, credit card (the extra bank charge fee will be charged at 0.6% for local cards, 2% for Visa/Mastercard, 3% for American Express & JCB, etc.). The maximum cost for debit card is 20 RMB.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

For withdrawal of students from school, please notify the Admissions Manager in writing via admissions@wab.edu. 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 14, 2019

No

Full

Full

On or before June 30, 2019

No

50%

Full

On or before July 31, 2019

No

30%

Full

On or before November 14, 2019

No

No

Full

After November 14, 2019 No No No
  • The tuition deposit of 30,000 RMB (which is equivalent to the basic tuition fee) is non-refundable.  
  • Full refund of Semester 1 tuition fees will be given if notification of withdrawal is made on or before May 14, 2019 and the student does not attend any school days for the upcoming school year. 
  • 50% refund of Semester 1 tuition fees will be given if notification of withdrawal is made on or before June 30, 2019 and the student does not attend any school days for the upcoming school year. If notification is given on or before June 30, 2019 and the student attends any days in Semester 1, tuition fees will be prorated based on the number of school days attended during Semester 1.
  • 30% refund of Semester 1 tuition fees will be given if notification of withdrawal is made on or before July 31, 2019 and the student does not attend any school days for the upcoming school year.  If notification is given on or before July 31, 2019 and the  student attends any days in Semester 1, tuition fees will be  prorated based on the number of school days attended during Semester 1.
  • Full refund of Semester 2 tuition fees will be given if notification of withdrawal is made on or before November 14, 2019 and the student does not attend any school days for the upcoming Semester 2. If notification is given on or before November 14, 2019 and the student attends any days in Semester  2,  tuition fees will  be prorated based on the number of school days attended during Semester 2. No refunds are available after November 14th, 2019.
  • Application fee is non-refundable.
  • All refunds require original WAB receipt or fapiao, complete payment instructions, and must be claimed within 3 months of the student withdrawal date. All refunds will be released after student has left school.

Terms and Conditions

Please note:

  • The full tuition payment is due on May 14th, 2019 or within 15 working days after 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 due date, placement of your child/children will be released to waitlisted students.
  • A 2% per month late payment fee will be assessed on all overdue payments.
  • Foreign currency exchange: School fees are quoted in RMB, but such fees may be paid in either RMB or in other currencies. If the 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 remitter. The exchange rate for USD is at 6.40 for this whole school year.
  • A written notice is needed to obtain a Chinese fapiao. Please email Finance at fapiao@wab.edu indicating fapiao title, company tax number, student name, student number, payment amount, mailing address, and contact person with the phone number for your fapiao requirement. Fapiao will only be issued after full payment of the total year’s school fees are paid. If the receipt is claimed first and then replaces the fapiao, the original WAB receipt must be returned.

TRANSPORTATION

WAB provides transport for students to and from school, using modern, safe and comfortable buses and mini-buses. Our school buses are equipped with advanced air purification systems for our students, ensuring a healthy ride.

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.