Connect, Inspire, Challenge: Make a Difference.

The Western Academy of Beijing provides a learner-centered atmosphere that nurtures a strong sense of community among our 1,400 students in our mission to "Connect, Inspire, Challenge: Make a Difference".


A school’s mission statement describes what a school is seeking to achieve as a community of learners. At WAB, our mission statement is the cornerstone by which we interact as a community and design strategic plans for the future.

as one of the top American schools in Beijing, it is our goal to inspire out students.



What do the different elements of the mission mean?

The mission logo shown here is the culmination of collaboration by nine stakeholder groups: WAB’s Founders, the Board of Trustees, Director, parents, teaching staff, support staff, students, alumni and friends of WAB.

Under this unifying mission, both the long-term vision for our school and the day-to-day practices are clear. With a shared commitment to this mission, WAB’s future as a leading, top-tier international school is assured.

Along with our Philosophy and Core Values, WAB’s mission provides the context for our daily activities as well as the framework for our strategic direction.

Our Philosophy

  • WAB educates the whole child

  • WAB champions its staff

  • WAB involves the parents



In 2003, WAB redefined what made our private international school unique. These are the values we believe in and that are alive in everything we do.

Learner-Centered-WABWhere all decisions are made and actions taken to enhance the life-long learning process so that each member of the WAB family is an inquiring, critical and purposeful learner.



Where with a spirit of commitment, enthusiasm and shared purpose, each member of the WAB family contributes to the whole.




Where by valuing and respecting each other and our environment, we sustain and nurture healthy relationships with life-long responsibilities to self, family, and the world. 

WAB-Spirit-badgeWhere each makes unique and irreplaceable contributions that, when combined, create the WAB family.


Where we strive to nurture socially responsive global citizens bound together by China – the common thread woven throughout our diverse family mosaic.

Since its founding, WAB has championed the rights of our students with a central tenet that an education at WAB be accessible to all. With our school-wide social and educational learning support programs, as well as our unique focus on diversity and inclusiveness, WAB's philosophy, mission and values are all aligned with the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Our Definition of Learning

Learning at WAB is a transformative process which is intentional and iterative, challenging and joyful, and serves an authentic purpose.


History, WAB

A rich history of more than 20 years of growth and development.

School Campus

School Campus, Map, WAB

Beautiful and functional, our campus has exciting, purpose-built school facilities designed to enhance learning.


WAB doesn't just involve the community. We ARE a community!


WAB is governed by a board of international leaders with the best interests of students, teachers and staff.