About Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS)
Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS)’ history can be traced back to 1998, where it all began with a small international kindergarten. Over the following 21 years, the initial seedling grew, and blossomed, spreading from one campus to eight. Outside our home base in Beijing, our education extends into the most southern area of China – Hainan Island. Accordingly, we have grown from a single kindergarten to an education group covering both kindergarten and a K-12 international school.
BIBS’ mission is based on the concept that a real international education in China should be an International education fused with Chinese culture and values. That is, we ‘pick the essence of Chinese and Western cultures and fuse these elements together.’ For more than 20 years, we have been and upholding this principle, striving to practice our principle tenets – combining eastern and western education philosophies, realizing Chinese and English as a ‘bilingual mother tongue’ and educating the future’s international citizens.
BIBS believes that bilingual education is not a kind of simple, single language education. Rather, we believe that education should be well rounded and flexible. Curricular content should shift from national standards to international standards, from a narrow outlook to world view, from a localized geographical basis to an international perspective. Learning a language is no longer solely the practice of grammar, but rather a means by which one can truly appreciate culture.
BIBS has established a true bilingual teaching mechanism, providing integrated bilingual classroom teaching and extracurricular activities and intensive language courses in order to meet individual needs. We employ teachers with internationally recognized qualifications; we follow the standards set by the internationalization of the curriculum; we emphasise the extended and yet complementary nature of family and school education; we pay attention to the cultivation of a well-rounded profile for our students; and we care about each student’s individual needs and development and we continue to work hard to build the best international educational platform for them we can.