Dulwich College Beijing

Dulwich College Beijing (DCB; Chinese: 北京德威英国国际学校) is a British international school with campuses in Beijing, China. It is a branch of Dulwich College,[1] it was the second to join the Dulwich College International (DCI) family of schools, and opened in August 2005. As of 2013 it has over 1,450 students from 12 months to 18 years.[2]

Dulwich College Beijing
Legend Garden Campus: 89 Capital Airport Road Shunyi District Beijing 101300 PRC
北京德威英国国际学校 北京市顺义区首都机场路89号丽京花园7区 邮编:101300
Beijing Riviera Campus: 1 Xiang Jiang Bei Lu Jing Shun Lu Chao Yang District Beijing 100103 PRC 北京德威英国国际学校 北京市朝阳区京顺路香江北路1号香江花园 邮编:100103

TypePrivate, Day School
MottoDetur Pons Mundo
("Building Bridges to the World")
HeadmasterSimon Herbert
GradesYear 1 - Year 13
Age range12 months - 18 years
HousesDay Houses - 5 : Alleyn (Purple), Johnson (Blue), Owens (Orange), Soong (Red), Wodehouse (Green)
Color(s)Black, Red, White               
Athletics conferenceACAMIS
Dulwich College Beijing
Simplified Chinese北京德威英国国际学校
Traditional Chinese北京德威英國國際學校
Literal meaningBeijing Dulwich English International School

In 2006, The Guardian listed Dulwich College as one of the best international schools in the world, the only school in its list to be located in China, citing "excellent music and sports facilities" and a majority English speaking faculty.[3] In 2009 the school's Chinese department director, Chen Xialin, said that the school teaches English and mathematics in small classes divided by different levels so that students may study in a "confident environment".[4] 60% of Dulwich teachers are British.

In 2015, 3 students from the school received maximum IB scores of 45 points, which was only achieved by 146 students around the world. The Class of 2015 had an average IB score of 37.5 points, of which 36% scored above 40 points.[5]


There are two campuses in Beijing: The Legend Garden (丽京花园) Campus in Shunyi District, and the Beijing Riviera Campus in Chaoyang District.[6] The two campuses serving 1–18-year olds and 1–6-year olds respectively.

Campuses in Beijing


The Legend Garden Campus includes two sports domes, a multi-purpose sports hall, six tennis courts, a FIFA two-star rated football pitch, a natural grass rugby pitch and Beijing's only cricket pitch. The school building houses the 602-seat Wodehouse Theatre, 300-seat Edward Alleyn Theatre, two Black Box theatres, spacious music rooms, a fully equipped radio studio, light and airy art rooms and two libraries with over 70,000 resources.[7]

The Riviera Main Campus, nicknamed "Little Riv", has two large sports fields and well-developed outdoor learning areas. Little Riv is for Toddler and Nursery students, and has a more tighter community feeling than the Legend Garden Campus.[7]


The primary teaching language is English, with a Dual Language approach in Mandarin and English. Children up to age 5 follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, from Year 1 to Year 9, they follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales.[8]

Students of Dulwich College Beijing's Senior School begin their high school curriculum in Years 10 and 11, where they follow an internationally recognised version of the British GCSEs, dubbed (I)GCSE's.[9] They then transition into the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme during Years 12 and 13 (the US equivalent of grades 11 and 12.)


In 2015 the tuition for the year was 250,000 renminbi ($40,275 U.S. dollars). China Daily ranked Dulwich Beijing as the 4th most expensive private school in Beijing.[10]

The school includes a programme for students with German as a first language.[10]


In the 2016-2017 academic year, Dulwich has been honoured to receive three distinctions: the prestigious British International School Award in the "Teaching Initiative of the Year" category"", a Diplomats’ Choice in the "Best International School" category"", as well as being named "Best International School" at the Expat Life Awards.

See also

Affiliated Dulwich schools:

Other British schools in Beijing:


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  2. "An Introduction." Dulwich College Beijing. Retrieved on 12 October 2013.
  3. Anastasia, Moloney (12 December 2006). "The best international schools around the world". The Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  4. Liu, Anqi. "Student life at international schools." (Archive) China Central Television. 20 November 2009. Retrieved on 12 October 2013.
  5. Herbert, Simon. "Senior School". Dulwich College Beijing. Retrieved 17 July 2015.
  6. "Contact." Dulwich College Beijing. Retrieved on 18 March 2018. "LEGEND GARDEN CAMPUS (1 - 18) 89 Capital Airport Road Shunyi District Beijing 101300 PRC 北京德威英国国际学校 北京市顺义区首都机场路89号丽京花园7区 邮编:101300" and "BEIJING RIVIERA CAMPUS (1 - 6) 1 Xiang Jiang Bei Lu Jing Shun Lu Chao Yang District Beijing 100103 PRC 北京德威英国国际学校 北京市朝阳区京顺路香江北路1号香江花园 邮编:100103"
  7. "School Facilities". beijing.dulwich.org. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
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  10. Sun, Chengdong (12 June 2015). "No 4 Dulwich College Beijing". China Daily USA. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
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