Dear Families and Friends,
It is with both pleasure and excitement that we welcome you to 3e International School.
Here at 3e our mission is to ‘Foster creative thinkers and collaborative learners, who are able to move respectfully and appreciatively across cultures.’ We do this by providing a rich and supportive learning environment where children explore materials, ideas and surroundings as they uncover the joy of learning. Here they are guided to experiment with objects and manipulate language and concepts as they test their own theories about the world. Children are also encouraged, through language, art and creativity to express their ideas and understandings in a collaborative and supported learning environment.
3e offers a child-centred approach to teaching, learning and development through a researched based bi-lingual immersion model. Here the languages of Chinese and English are both respected and supported equally. We want our children to be fluid thinkers, able to express themselves in both languages, enriched with Chinese and global cultural understandings.
Based on 2 campuses with Early Years in Lido and Elementary in Laiguangying, 3e is in a city teeming with heritage, culture and creativity. Beijing has much to offer and we recognise the role the local, natural and built environment plays in our children’s learning. At 3e we also know and acknowledge that a child learns best when parents, school and community come together with a shared understanding and clear expectations.
For those students in the Early Years, we appreciate that this may be a child’s first foray into school life. We believe this experience should be safe and secure, offering excitement, fun and encouragement as children grow and develop into thinkers, learners and doers. Our Lido campus is specifically designed with younger children in mind, with lush dynamic outdoor spaces and colourful resource-rich classrooms.
In Elementary, our program centres on collaboration and communication, where children engage with the learning in a shared environment filled with opportunity. They are encouraged to pursue personal goals and are challenged to discover and develop their talents not only for themselves, but also in the service of others. In our Elementary campus we have on hand a rich array of spaces, outdoor areas and creative and performance domains, where children can explore, experiment and express.
As the head of this respected school, it is easy for me to speak about what we have and what we offer, but I invite you through our website to discover for yourself, or better still come in and see what we are all about.
Head of School