IB——International Baccalaureate

The IB, or International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is an educational system offered globally.

More than 4,000 schools in over 140 countries currently subscribe to the  IBO. The IB diploma is accepted by more than 2,000 universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard, Yale, and other top universities around the world. To learn more about IB, go to http://www.ibo.org/about-the-ib/

Beijing Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy will implement the IB system and allocate teaching time and subject knowledge for every subject in each grade integrating national curriculum standards and the IB teaching system, adopting both Chinese and Western cultural approaches and attaching importance to learning ability, creative thinking, and subject knowledge.

Elementary School - IB PYP

Cultivate independent thinking and learning and a global values system


Independent thinkers, lifelong learners, and participants in world affairs are cultivated.

Elementary school teaching materials are based on the knowledge content in the Chinese National Curriculum Standards. Units of learning center around inquiry and exploration guided for classroom teaching and serve as a means to achieve trans-disciplinary learning in six areas. This promotes interdisciplinary links and integration, and brings together knowledge and action.

Who are we?

Exploring the nature of self and forming positive values.

Where do we find ourselves?

Exploring the era we are in and the relationship between individuals and civilization.

How do we express ourselves?

Exploring the way we express our ideas, emotions, nature, culture, beliefs, and values.

How does the world work?

Exploring the natural world and its laws, and the impact of technological development on society and the environment.

How do we organize ourselves?

Exploring the interaction between human institutions and society, and the structure and functions of the organization.

Sharing the earth

Exploring the rights and obligations of human beings who share limited resources with other species.

Middle School – IB MYP

Holistic learning and multicultural awareness and exchanges


Informed by holistic learning, multicultural awareness, and open exchanges, the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), takes students as the learners and national middle school curriculum standards as the framework to complete teaching the compulsory education stage content and cultivate students' understanding of broader and more complex global issues in the learning process.

Learning methods: mastery of subject knowledge, learning skills, and methods, the development of learning attitudes, and the cultivation of critical thinking, systematic independent thinking, and problem-solving and decision-making abilities.

Community service: extend learning beyond the classroom to cultivate a sense of community and responsibility with the skills and attitudes which contribute to society.

Creativity: focuses on innovation, an understanding of the influence human creativity has on society and human thought, and encouraging students to explore further.

Environment: enables students to understand humankind’s interdependence with the environment and take positive and responsible action to protect the environment.

Health and social education: helps students grow physically, emotionally and socially, understand potential danger, and make wise choices while also improving students' awareness of their responsibility for themselves and their living environment.

High School – IB DP

Broaden international vision, mine the depths of knowledge, and develop a well rounded education that equips students for a future of opportunities.


The IB Diploma Program (DP) aims to help students master the ability to acquire knowledge, comprehensively understand knowledge, and flexibly apply that knowledge in real life. Both the breadth of knowledge systems of literature and language, humanities, science, mathematics, the arts, combined with content depth of the DP courses Both the breadth of knowledge systems of literature and language, humanities, science, mathematics, the arts, combined with content depth of the DP courses. With the help of higher education advisors, students can choose their courses and curriculum standards according to their own interests and abilities in a manner that prepares them for further education.

In addition to six subjects, one chosen from each of six different subject groups covering the great traditions of knowledge, students engage in three core components, namely;

Theory of Knowledge (TOK): cultivates students' critical thinking skill to prevent subjective and ideological biases, and strengthens their capability for rational thought and expression.

Extended Essay (EE): cultivates students‘ mastery of approaches to research, formulation of ideas, and writing standards and skills for academic papers that are of high academic standard.

Creativity, Action and Service (CAS): provides students with opportunities to combine knowledge covered in class with experiential learning activities, helping them learn to serve society, care for others, exercise organizing and planning skills, and exercise their social responsibilities.

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