As we kick off the 2023-24 school year Alumni story series, we proudly introduce Nick Arbenz, a passionate broadcasting alumni.
Alumni Stories Archive
WAB Class of 2010 graduate Jourdie Godley shares his story about promoting inclusion towards people with disabilities in the fashion industry.
After the release of the WAB Alumni Survey results, a Class of 2012 software engineer reflects.
Class of 2018 graduate Danny Du and Principal Melanie Vrba join The WAB Podcast.
Eirdis has enjoyed international success with her oil paintings and mixed media art.
They talked about mental health, online learning, and university life.
Inkblot is publishing its winter issue one story a day through its official WeChat account.
Four WAB alumni students discuss how they are pursuing careers in music.
Four WAB students from the Class of 2006-2019 will share stories about their music careers.
The virtual ceremony made for some truly special moments for the WAB community.
Virtual celebrations are underway, so make sure to stop in and congratulate the WAB grads!
Check out the prestigious and specialized programs our grads will pursue in university.
An annual reunion on campus featured a Q&A session about graduation, university, and life after WAB.
A ceremony of celebration at one of China's most historic places of learning.
The Class of 2019 has gained admission to specialized, competitive, and prestigious university programs around the globe.
During their recent reunion, WAB alumni made a quick video to share with their former classmates.
While high point totals reinforce WAB's commitment to a world-class education, it is the stories behind the scores that truly measure each individual student's success.
Our school community celebrated graduation on Saturday at the Confucius Temple in Beijing.
Our Class of 2018 students have earned acceptances to some of the world's top universities.
The diverse range of schools and programs of study is a testimony to each of their individual accomplishments and goals.
"The Confucius Temple in Beijing has served as a place of reverence for learning and the Great Sage of China for more than 700 years."
From fashion design at Parson's to medical school at Cambridge and so many more, WAB supports every student's passion.
The Seniors of 2017! Graduating never means you have to say goodbye to WAB.
Jasmine Chin graduated Western Academy of Beijing in 2007, and is now working for the World Culture Open in Seoul, South Korea.
WAB Class of 2016 graduate Richard Wong is served a spot on Brown University's volleyball team.
Earning a perfect score of 45 on her International Baccalaureate exams, Aliisa accomplished what fewer than 0.09 percent of students could worldwide.
Sitting down with Grade 11 and 12 students, they offered wisdom about preparing for graduation, choosing a school, and life in university.
Award-winning journalism student Natasha Chang won the Boston Student Awards Emmy for her documentary "Unleashing the Power of Healing" about Kundalini Yoga.
With fond memories of his time at our school carried with him on the streets of Tokyo, Middle School WAB alum Oscar Landgren never stopped looking for opportunities to come back to us for a visit.
Just a few weeks into his first year at McGill University in Montreal, the WAB Class of 2016 graduate Sam Hou has signed an offer that will take his basketball game to the next level.
WAB's own Sabrina Krebs has earned a spot on the NCAA Volleyball Team at NYU.
Lucy Li took the WAB challenge to heart and now works as a campaigner for WildAid China, an international NGO aiming to end the illegal wildlife trade in products such as ivory, rhino horn and shark fin through public awareness.
As a researcher and journalist for the Financial Times' Beijing Bureau, Christian Shepherd covers global business and finance news in China.
An accomplished book illustrator, Stephanie is the artist behind many successful children's books.
After completing a Masters degree in Film, Livi Zheng became the first Indonesian female director to successfully enter the Hollywood movie industry.
Franklyn Zhu (Class of 2012) and Dale Zhong (Class of 2015) took their musical knowledge and experience to Yale University and made a lasting impact on the most historic collegiate a capella singing group in existence.
When we invited Western Academy of Beijing alumni to campus in December for the annual winter reunion, the group brought back fresh and practical knowledge from their post-WAB experiences.
Xenia Skarbye attended WAB from 2006 to 2008 and feels WAB is still close to her heart.
Class of 2011. Studying Biomedical Engineering in University of Ottawa.
Class of 2007. Communications specialist and WAB Idol judge.
Class of 2010. Movement specialist and performance coach.
WAB graduates share experiences and advice with current Seniors during WAB Alumni Reunion.
Class of 2014. Studying English and Economics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
Class of 2013. Studying Business at the Sydney University, Australia
Class of 2014. Studying Marine Science and Biology at Bowdoin College, Maine, USA
Two best friends from Pre-K class reunite 20 years later
WAB Alumni. Computer Animation and Visual Effects professional.
WAB graduating Class of 2011. Pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies at California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA.
WAB Alumni Livi Zheng (Class of 2007) and her brother, Ken Zheng (Class of 2013), are living their dream.
WAB Graduating Class of 2011. Studying Business Administration at the Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina.
WAB Graduating Class of 2012. Studying Education at New York University (NYU), USA.
WAB Graduating Class of 2013. Studying at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
WAB Graduating Class of 2011. Studying Politics and International Relations at University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
WAB Graduating Class of 2013. Studying International Marketing at the BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, Norway.
WAB Graduating Class of 2013. Studying Economics, Mathematics and International Relations at St. Andrews University, Scotland.
WAB Graduating Class of 2013. Studying Economics at University of Pennsylvania, USA.
"Once you go to university you realize how great a school WAB is, trust me." – WAB Alum
Students help make the Guardhouse a home
This April, WAB Grade 12 student Franklyn Zhu learned that he is among those very select few to win a National Merit Scholarship.
Niels Richter is a high school student enrolled full-time in a boarding school in southern Germany. He also just completed a three-week internship in WAB's Information Technology (IT) department. Unusual? Not for Grade 10 students in Germany.
Seniors sport their fashionable sweatshirts early this year.
Jo Sargent does not require any introduction to many at Western Academy of Beijing. She was one of the founding teachers way back in 1994 when the school opened its doors on September 1, 1994 at the factory site.
Graduates report that IB Writing at WAB is top notch and New York City is cool, if you don't eat at Enzo's.
The Class of 2012 creates a mosaic and raises funds for orphans needing cleft palate surgery.
2007 WAB Graduates had an exciting and emotional visit to WAB recently as this was their first time back to school the since their graduation
Ashkon Mahmoudi, WAB graduate from the class of 2007, stopped in for a visit before heading off to prepare for the MCAT exams this month.
WAB feels like home for former staff members.
"It is not about getting in [to university]. It is about 'what do you want to do with your life?'" - Cathy Zhu, '09
Clara Marquardt graduated from WAB with a perfect 45 on her IB diploma, was named Confucius Scholar (WAB Valedictorian), and will be attending Cambridge University, England in 2012.
The Class of 2011 raises funds to provide heat for the Kuthor School and Orphanage.
Jasmine Chin, WAB Graduate 2007, who finds herself back at WAB as an intern
"My WAB teachers gave me the tools I use now to be proactive in my work. I didn't memorize tables; I learned to calculate. Your teacher is a guide to discovery, to thinking, and to finding out the reasons behind things."
Graduate Lisa Cannon (WAB 2005-2008) essay was selected as one of the “Excellent” Prescribed essays awarded 39/40 marks and featured as an example, together with a breakdown of its qualities as reported by examiners, in an IBO volume on the Theory of Knowledge.