Through seven decades, Beijing 101 has been at the forefront of education in China, combining academic excellence with an outstanding range of opportunities for its students. Beijing 101 is recognized as a beacon high school by the municipal government of Beijing. This designation recognizes the school as a model for the region and allows for increased flexibility and scope in the curricula offered to our students.
Much of what makes Beijing 101 extraordinary is its community of young scholars and the lifelong learners who guide them. At 101, we believe that is our responsibility to assure opportunities for students to apply creative, independent, and critical thought so that they can make difference in whatever they choose to do.
The International Department at 101 was established in 2012 to meet the needs of a growing number of students who wished to pursue a tertiary education in the West. International Department students sit a 3-year bilingual curriculum through grades 10-12. For the past 8 years, students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses from grade 11 onward. We are currently in the process of expanding our curricular offerings to include an IB DP option. We hope to receive authorization from IB in the academic year of 2020-21. All vacancies advertised on ISS-Schrole are for teaching positions in the International Department of Beijing 101.
Beijing 101 Middle is renowned for its learning environment. Its 200,000 square meter campus is surrounded by the Old Summer Palace, one of China's most splendid imperial palaces. Dozens of ponds dot the whole campus. 13,000 square meters of 101 are covered by water. Peking University and Tsinghua University, known as the best two universities in mainland China, are both within half a mile.
The school has undergone extensive reconstruction work since 2005. The school's academic facilities include a library housing 100,000 books and magazines, an electronic library, 100 classrooms with multi-media equipment, a lecture hall, a 700-capacity auditorium, a 300 m2 greenhouse supported by NASA and the China Space Center. The school has two standard soccer fields, six tennis courts, 16 basketball courts, a 400-meter track and a gymnasium for volleyball, dancing and table tennis.
FAQ - Implications of Covid-19 Pandemic on Prospective Teachers
How will the current travel restrictions impact new hires at Beijing 101?
On March 28, most foreign nationals were banned from entering China. While the entry ban is still in place, Beijing 101 has permission to bring international faculty to China but only during the months of July and August.
How will my contract be affected if I am unable to enter China for the contracted start date?
While we hope to be able to bring in all teachers prior to September 1st, the first day of classes. It would be remiss of us not to have formed contingency plans should a second or third wave impede our efforts to secure visas and entrance into China for our new colleagues. Upon signing a contract with us, Beijing 101 guarantees that we will honour our contractual obligations regardless of the impact of further outbreaks of Covid 19. Teachers will be asked to work remotely and in return will receive full remuneration.
Our administrators will also work towards ensuring that your schedule reflects the time zone that you are located in. While it is impossible to offer guarantees, we will work to schedule classes and meetings at times which respect your current time zone and will not require you to adopt unhealthy work hours.
What support will Beijing 101 offer to teachers should classes go online?
Teaching online can be challenging and particularly so for new teachers who will be required to establish and develop rapports with students online. We have recently hired a technology coordinator who will work with our teachers to ensure that they receive training in the online tools that we use to deliver online classes.