Beijing National Day School (BNDS) is a flagship Chinese public school which has embraced education reform. The school upholds a deep respect for its students and has chosen to create an environment where the educational philosophy focuses on developing the whole student: emotional, social and academic.
BNDS believes that teachers share the responsibility for shaping their students. The entire International Department has an excellent teaching staff comprised of more than 110 people. Our 72 foreign teachers come from the United States, Britain, and Canada, notable universities such as Cambridge University, Oxford University, Yale University, Columbia University, Northwestern University, and McGill University. Many have extensive international teaching experience. Our Chinese national teachers have graduated from some of Chinas top universities with advanced degrees in their teaching subjects, including 12 PhD graduates. Included on our staff are international and Chinese college counsellors whose full-time commitment is to help BNDS students learn about and apply to universities overseas.
The mission of BNDS is to teach the students to contribute to their community, country and the world beyond. Cultural guidelines, curriculum reform, and teacher advising all help to motivate the students to achieve their highest potential. Students are encouraged to choose from a variety of required subject matter and sequential courses, as well as a diverse group of elective classes. In the classroom students are provided with an environment conducive to learning as well as an opportunity to broaden their global understanding.