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When we asked about the schools in China, they said...

"Don't do it. Enrolment has fallen to around 70. Some classes only have 1 or two kids - really bad. They have had four heads of school in four years and all really bad. Horrible school and school board. Much better schools in Ningbo," commented one expat when asked about Access International Academy Ningbo in Ningbo.

"The International School of Beijing (ISB) is one of the leading international schools in China. Located in the charming Shunyi district, ISB offers an international curriculum for students aged 3-18, following an American-style educational framework that includes Advanced Placement courses. The school is accredited by both the International Baccalaureate Organization and the Council of International Schools. ISB also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities including sports, music, art and theater. The Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is another top international school located in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. It serves students from early childhood to Grade 12, offering a comprehensive American curriculum. The school is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and it has an Art House filled with digital and physical art spaces, music and performance studios, talented instructors and a Maker Hub. WAB also provides a broad range of outdoor activities, sport, music and art. The International School of Shanghai (ISS) is a highly-respected bilingual international school located in the heart of the city's former French Concession. It offers an international curriculum from preschool to Grade 12, while also embracing the Chinese heritage of the city and offering a range of Mandarin-language courses. Parents can choose from five separate curricula—three international curricula: International Baccalaureate, Cambridge International, and the UK-based National Curriculum for England—as well as the Shanghai Curriculum and the U.S. College Board. The Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) is another top international school located in the Gubei district. It provides an inspiring learning environment for students aged 3 to 18, offering unique bilingual education which is an effective fusion of western and Chinese curriculum. It educates students through a variety of activities such as sport, music, arts and cultural experiences. The school is accredited by Western Association of Schools and College and the Council of international Schools," explained one expat in China with kids at .

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