Elementary Introduction

Our Elementary Homeroom teachers strive to create a caring, supportive homeroom environment where students develop the habits, skills, and interests needed to succeed in American Middle Schools. Our teachers really enjoy our students in and outside the classroom, and are passionate about preparing them well for life.


Many of our students transfer in throughout elementary school from education systems all over the world, including China, SE Asia, Korea, Japan, Europe, and the Americas. Students test in Math, Reading, and Chinese, and are placed in the classes according to their age and ability in each of these areas, some are asked to repeat a grade so that they can build a strong foundation, but can later skip grades if they make rapid progress. We also provide additional tutoring in English, Math, and/or Chinese for those who need extra support in these areas.


Curriculum Core

All students have daily Reading, Grammar & Writing, Science/Social Studies, Math, and Chinese core classes.  1st through 3rd grade students study core classes in their homerooms, specialized teachers teach Math and Science in upper elementary. PE classes meet in our gymnasium and sports fields, students swim each semester in a nearby pool.


Reading and Language Arts

Elementary students use McGraw Hill Reading and Harcourt Language textbooks, supplemented by an extensive collection of guided readers and novels. While ensuring our students are well prepared for the Stanford 10 in May, our teachers spend more time teaching students to love reading and express themselves fluently in writing, class discussions, and skits. Students have a weekly Library class, optional study hall in the Library each day, and opportunities to check out books throughout the day. The Happy Reader program rewards exceptional readers for answering questions before a panel of teachers and parents on the books they have read.


Singapore Math

We use Marshall-Cavendish math curriculum, using Singapore methods and Common Core standards. Students begin the 1A textbook in English Track Kindergarten and remain accelerated one semester throughout elementary school, by middle school our average students exceed 80% of American students on standardized exams.


Chinese

Our Chinese program also sets us apart, as over 80% of our students are in grade level classes using the same curriculum as Chinese public schools. At the same time, our teachers have extensive experience teaching international students and know the diverse background, nationality, and goals of our students require different methods. Rather than aim for high test scores on Chinese exams, our teachers goal is for our students to become fluent in the Chinese Language and Culture, and be able to express themselves in formal writing or speaking as well as educated local citizens. Beyond the textbook, they use festivals, projects, and Chinese literature to achieve these goals.


Activities

Students can choose from 70 different electives in sports, Choral & Instrumental, Fine Arts, and more. Electives meet everyday from 3:10-4:00.


BEIJING SMIC PRIVATE SCHOOL - ENGLISH TRACK Tel: 86-10-67853030 Fax: 86-10-58026784 Email: etoffice@bjsmicschool.com Address: No. 9 Liang Shui He 2nd Street, Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, Beijing 100176