Founded in 1954, Beijing No. 55 High School is a city-level key school. Upon approval by Beijing Municipal Government, the school began to recruit children of foreign residents in Beijing in 1975 and established Beijing No. 55 High School International Students Department in 1989. Upon evaluation and approval by the International Diploma Organization, it became the first Chinese member of the organization in 1994.
In accordance with the specific characteristics of foreign students, the International Students Department provides comprehensive senior and junior high school courses. Over the past twenty plus years, hundreds of foreign students went to study in renowned universities in and outside China, including PekingUniversity, TsinghuaUniversity, DukeUniversity and CornellUniversity of the United States, etc. with alumni all over the world.
Beijing No. 55 High School International Students Department boasts a team of experienced teachers with rich teaching experiences and love for students and the teaching career. With more than twenty years’ experiences of foreign teaching, Beijing No. 55 Middle School International Students Department has formed a unique teaching system in Chinese under which foreign students have access to excellent teaching combining Chinese and western cultures.
To enrich the after-school life of students, many kinds of activities are conducted each semester by the school, including cultural tours to various places to get to know Chinese culture and enjoy Chinese landscapes, basketball teams participating school- to city-level matches, wonderful artistic performances by students, environmental protection activities by encouraged students, social community service at senior citizens’ houses and various shows for students to present and sell special self-made foods and small arts and crafts items of flavor of various countries. All these enhance initiative spirits, cultivate consciousness of social participation, strengthen self-control capacity and improve overall abilities of the students.
(Source: Beijing No. 55 High School)