In order to achieve the goal of cultivating truly bilingual and bicultural world citizens, students of IBSH are required to take Chinese (grades 1-12) and Chinese Social Studies (grades 1-8) in Mandarin. In addition, IBSH offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum. Required high school courses include English, Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World History and Geography, U.S. History and civics, Economics, Guidance, and Physical Education. A variety of electives, honors and AP programs are also available for high school students to enrich their learning. Standardized tests taken by students include MAPS, PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP exams.
Also, numerous extra-curricular activities with superb quality are organized and supported by our enthusiastic Gr. 7-21 students all our round. Among them, the annual community service-learning/UNICEF project and the annual nationwide and international Model United Nations Conferences especially provide our students with the perspectives and preparation for becoming global citizens.
Being one of the five entities that make up National Experimental High School, IBSH supports and encourages inter-departmental activities in the form of sports competitions, cultural assemblies, and joint-department clubs to enhance communication between cultures and among students.
Guiding our students is a core of committed, caring teachers from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Canada, and the U. S. All are certified teachers with many years of experience. In the fall of 2019, there were 67 full-time instructors, 18 of whom were North Americans, 2 with a Ph. D. and 39 with a master's degree. The student-teacher ratio is around 10:1.