Welcome From Headmaster

As Headmaster of BIBS, Shunyi, I am privileged to spend my day leading a community of dedicated staff and talented, enthusiastic students.

Established by Ms. Kathy Shi in 1998, BIBS Shunyi is now an IB World School offering all three IB programmes.  We are also very proud of our status as a WASC school offering our highly respected American High School Diploma.  We have a wealth of experience in K-12 education and are part of a large and expanding group of schools across China.  BIBS Shunyi is renowned for its family feel, parental involvement and excellent pastoral care and we value every one of our students as an individual. They thrive in our school environment and are encouraged to seize every opportunity to develop and grow, to be all they can be to dare to dream.

Academic achievement is a core value.  Our IB Diploma examination results are excellent and our scholarship programmes are challenging and enriching. We believe that academic excellence is not just the product of outstanding teaching and learning, but evolves through a holistic approach to education. Our extensive extra-curricular programmes aim to develop the whole person and to encourage our students to challenge themselves to try something new, as well as offering opportunities for service to others, a core value of the BIBS group.  Students form firm friendships during their time here and are hugely supportive of one another.  The ethos of our school is very special and visitors comment on the happy and inclusive atmosphere that pervades the school. The very special atmosphere is evident immediately on arrival when our PTA are on hand in the school PTA café to offer a warm welcome.  BIBS students leave us as confident and assured young people with a clear sense of ambition and moral purpose, true International, Bi-lingual students, eager to grasp the opportunities that lie ahead.


James Sheridan

Headmaster, BIBS Shunyi

Our Curriculums


BIBS Early Child Center

Our teachers seek to build their senses of belonging and inspire them to reach their full potential. With English as the main language of instruction and supplement of the Chinese language and culture immersion, we prepare our students well-positioned for IB PYP learning when they enter the elementary school.

Elementary School

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students aged 3 to 12 and addresses students’ academic, social and emotional well-being. The PYP encourages students to develop independence and to take responsibility for their own learning. 

Middle School

The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) is designed for students aged 11 to 16. It provides a framework of learning that encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. 

High School

The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is designed for students aged 16 to 19. It is a well rounded liberal arts and science program designed to prepare students for success in life beyond school. 

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