1. 5-6th grade elementary school graduates
2. Transfer students in grades 6 to 9
1.Core Academic Courses
As an IBO-accredited IB school, Beijing Royal Foreign Language School (Junior-high) uses an integrated curriculum system based on the Chinese National Curriculum, supplemented by the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme as a structure, and also compatible with the Cambridge Secondary 1/IGCSE course content. It offers eight core academic courses including Chinese, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Individual and Society, Science, Physical Education, Art and Design.
Students at RFLS (Junior-high) are encouraged to choose additional electives from a wide range of options such as TOEFL/IELTS, second foreign language, cultural appreciation, creative writing, arts and sports, and many others. These electives add a dimension to the students’ academic programme and meet their individual developmental needs.
3.Inquiry-based Practical Program
Students at RFLS (Junior-high) have many opportunities for practical program, activities that extend the boundaries and experiences of learning from the classroom to the world beyond. The extensive practical programs substantiate our holistic education and are offered to improve students’ existing abilities and develop social responsibility.
4.Professional Arts Courses
The school provides access to high-quality resources of arts colleges and arts troupes, giving students the opportunity to study professional orchestral music, musical theatre, opera and drama so as to enhance their artistic perception and creativity.
• A teacher-student ratio of 1 to 4;
• Experienced foreign teachers;
• Overseas returnees and bilingual teachers with a master’s degree or higher, and solidly grounded teaching expertise;
• Class teachers who are enthusiastic about a teaching career and will support the students in all aspects of their schooling.
Guided by the IB-MYP educational philosophy, the RFLS (Junior-high) adopts proven teaching concepts and student-centered teaching practices. While emphasizing the acquisition of basic knowledge, we focus on developing students’ study habits and learning skills, laying a solid foundation for lifelong learning.
RFLS (Junior-high) creates a bilingual immersion context where Chinese and foreign teachers provide full English or bilingual instruction. Level-based teaching is used throughout the curriculum in subjects such as mathematics, science, social studies, art, physical education and others taught in English. Second language courses in Spanish, French, Japanese and Korean are also offered at RFLS (Junior-high).
Students at RFLS (Junior-high) are encouraged to work together with their peers to complete complicated tasks through discussion, debate, collaboration, inquiry, and reflection. As a result, students develop solid collaboration, organizational and leadership skills.
RFLS (Junior-high) believes strongly that interdisciplinary learning program effectively engages students in purposeful and meaningful learning experiences. This program exposes students to a variety of subjects and challenges them to combine knowledge from different subjects for in-depth research, and encourages them to present their research using diverse presentations. As a result, students develop deep content knowledge as well as new learning experiences.
Students in different grades have many opportunities for practical programs, activities that extend the boundaries and experiences of learning from the classroom to the world beyond. Our extensive practical programs add a dimension to the students’ academic programs, and are offered to improve students’ application, collaborative and reflective skills.
5.Multiple Assessment Approaches
Multiple assessment approaches offer different students the opportunity to demonstrate their strengths and understanding of learning. The multiple approaches include internal and external assessment, formative and summative assessment, paper-based and activity-based assessment, teacher assessment and self- and peer-assessment, and subject-based and project-based design assessment. Continuous and systematic assessment provides a comprehensive and fair reflection on students’ academic development, increase students’ motivation and self-confidence, and thus enhance their academic performance.
6.Approaches to Learning (ATL)
The school has progressively incorporated the International Baccalaureate Organization’s Approaches to Learning (ATL) framework into teaching practices, the development of skills including communication, social interaction, self-management, research and reflection and student activities. A multidisciplinary, wide-ranging approach provides students with a variety of learning and practice opportunities, with continuous and meaningful follow-up feedback, to foster the development of learning skills that will enable students to become responsible global citizens and lifelong learners.
【Dynamic Campus Life】
The school has state-of-the-art venues and facilities. Students have wide access to art exhibitions, art and sports programs, and school team opportunities. The school also encourages and offers labour education opportunities such as off-campus farming bases, on-campus experimental fields, cooking classes and life skills classes that are highly sought after by students. Moreover, the Junior School offers a variety of student clubs with different themes, such as debating, Chinese studies, robotics, drones, video editing, karate, instrumental music, dance, band and film dubbing. The diverse clubs allow students to further explore their interests, and develop deeper content knowledge.
2.Purposeful Cultivation System
The Junior School designs a series of programs, such as student-led organizations, career-oriented programs, social emotional learning models, college guidance orientation, as well as home-school activities, and engages students in purposeful and meaningful learning experiences. As a result, students develop solid collaboration, organizational and leadership skills.
3.Resources and Platforms
The school provides a comprehensive range of resources and platforms for students to achieve their full potential. Authorized by international examination bodies in the US, UK and China, the school operates an international assessment centre, enabling students to take a wide range of standardized examinations such as IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL, AP, etc. on campus. The school also engages its students in various academic competitions such as AMC, Kangaroo Math, Waterloo, ISSDC to improve their academic performance. In addition, our students are provided with various channels through which they can broaden their international perspective, including seven consecutive years of participation in UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, participation in UN Women’s Peer Leadership for Healthy Relationship Programme, Model APEC Programme, Forum for World Education, FerMUN and many more.