Enrolment Policy

MSB has an open admissions policy; children of all nationalities, races and religions may apply for admission to the school. However, Chinese government regulations do not permit the enrolment of Chinese nationals in an international school.

Admissions/Enrolment Requirements for Students from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan

According to new requirements implemented by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission (BMEC), the student and both parents must hold a passport/permanent resident card from Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan (or another foreign country). Parents must also hold a travel permit for mainland China and at least one parent must have a working certificate issued in Beijing. 

Probationary Period

All new students are subject to a probationary period lasting 60 attended school days. During this period, the school reserves the right to withdraw a child’s acceptance in the event that MSB does not have the adequate resources to support the child’s needs.  This may include, but is not limited to: the need for additional psycho-educational evaluations, advanced EAL services, an individualised curriculum, a dedicated teacher or shadow and/or other interventive resources  to manage exceptional behaviours. A full tuition refund, minus the amount for days attended, will be given.

In such circumstances, if, during the probationary period, information relevant to admissions was withheld, inaccurate or falsified, MSB reserves the right to withdraw the student from school without refunding any fees. 

Grade Level/Age Placement Guidelines

Class placement is based upon a student's educational background and his/her age on 1 October. In certain cases, a student may be placed in a different grade level.  Students who are younger than the cut-off date may enrol in a higher grade level at the parent’s request, subject to approval of MSB’s admissions and academic teams. Such placement must be accompanied by the parents’ understanding that the child may need an additional year at the current grade level before moving up.