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Beijing City International School

China

Accreditation

Council of International Schools (CIS), IB DP, IB MYP, IB PYP, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Curriculum

IB PYP, IB MYP, IB DP

Instructional Language

English

Total student numbers

1300

Teacher numbers

150

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Welcome to BCIS, a school community that is first and foremost a family. A family that is interconnected through its powerful mission of empowering and inspiring through challenge and compassion. As you explore our website you will see the mission lived through the diverse range of educational experiences which we offer, from the classroom to the rooftop garden, to the swimming pool, to our week without walls trips and much more.

BCIS is proud of its first-class facilities that provide progressive and open learning spaces where all students can thrive and apply their learning to real world situations. We recognize that each child is unique with their own special interests and BCIS ensures all students can develop these passions through personalized learning.

Whilst outstanding facilities and being an IB world school are important, we know that students learn best when teachers care. What distinguishes BCIS is the quality of the teaching staff who are intentional in helping each student reach their full potential in caring and supportive environments.

BCIS is proud to recognize and honor Chinese culture and traditions as an important feature of its education. This understanding of local culture as well as recognizing and respecting differences in others is an important thread that runs through the core of BCIS and helps students prepare for a globally connected world.

Number of Contract Days

185

Starting Salary Range

$43,000 USD Gross / $36,000+ NETT (Step 1 - Fewer than 2 years full-time teaching experience)

Taxes

Depend on monthly salary earned

Savings Potential

For teaching couples, many live on one salary and save the second salary. For single teachers and single income families, it depends on spending habits (travel, eating out, etc...) Possible to save $10,000 USD - ?

Accommodation

BCIS sources - with considerable input from and with the new teacher - furnished apartments for all incoming faculty, located conveniently nearby the school in the CBD section of Shuanjing. Starting in the faculty member's 2nd year, they can choose to seek their own accommodation and couple a monthly housing allowance with their annual flight allowance as a "flexi-pool" whereby any additional funds not used for rent can be used as the faculty member sees fit. For the 1718 school year, the following rental allowances apply:
single teacher: RMB132,000/SY
single teacher+1 child: RMb132,000/SY
single teacher+2 children: RMB174,000/SY
teacher+spouse: RMB132,000/SY
teacher+spouse+1 child: RMB132,000/SY
teacher+spouse+2 children: RMB174,000/SY
teaching couple: RMB174,000/SY
teaching couple+1 child: RMB174,000/SY
teaching couple+2 children: RMB174,000/SY

Flights/Transport

Flights inward covered up to RMB 8,000 per adult, RMB 6,000 per child younger than 12. From 2nd year forward, flexipool allowance applied at RMB 12,000 / year per adult and RMB 9,000 for children under 12, to reimburse expenses for air travel.

Utilities

The faculty member is responsible for covering all utilities (gas, electric, water, etc...) and phone/internet fees. Central heating is covered by the landlord.

Furniture

Apartments are fully furnished including the white line of appliances, beds, TVs, A/C, sofa, etc...

Moving Allowance

One-time settling in allowance of RMB 2,000 per teacher and RMB 500 per accompanying family member; Baggage allowance (inward) of RMB 7,700 per teacher / RMB 13,900 for teaching couple w/out dependents or single teacher with one or two dependents / RMB 17,000 for teaching couple with one or two dependents, Baggage allowance (outbound): Single teacher = RMB 3,000 / Teaching couple w/out dependents - RMB 5,400 / Teaching couple w dependents = RMB 6,600.

Dependent Opportunities

Tuition is waived for dependent children living with the employee, generally up to 2 full tuitions. The school may consider waiving an additional child's tuition in special circumstances. Other school fees (sports trips, lunches, elective options, busing, etc...) are at the expense of the employee.

Medical

Full world-wide coverage (USA covered but only for emergencies), dental, vision, wellness, maternity (after 24 months working at BCIS), with cashless arrangements at two of the top clinics in Beijing servicing foreigners.

Dental

Covered 100% up to RMB 4,000 per employee/dependent, per annum, for routine dental work / 80% for moderate dental work (up to extent of benefit) and 50% for invasive work (up to extent of benefit)

Disability

covered

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