About Us
Founded in 2002, Daystar is a K-12 school under Ivy Education Group. It provides first-class international curriculum and perfectly balanced Chinese-English bilingual and bicultural education. The school keeps developing and expanding, and now has three campuses in Beigao, Sanlitun and Quanfa with nearly 1,000 students. As a bilingual school integrating national curriculum system, IB and Social Innovation Program, Daystar pays special attention to character education and cultivates students with social innovative mindset, giving them the courage to explore their own path, power to change the world, and confidence to inspire others.Daystar Academy has been fully granted full accreditation status by Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Our Story
Daystar Academy was founded in 2002 by Cai Jin-Yong and Dawn Vermilya. With the support of a small group of like- minded parents the couple started Daystar Academy as a bilingual elementary school with a commitment to character education and building cultural understanding bridging the gap between East and West. In 2008, Daystar opened the Beigao campus while also adding an early years program. Daystar Academy joined Ivy Education Group in 2014, which marked the next phase in the K -12 IB World School's development.
Missions and Core Values
We cultivate social innovators to inspire the best in humanity and create a world that is more equitable, sustainable and united. We nurture students’ character, curiosity and motivation to positively impact their communities, demonstrating the courage to change and inspire.
Senior Leadership Team
The senior leadership of Daystar Academy is a group of passionate international educators from United States, Canada, Britain, Southeast Asia and (of course!) China. Each member of the team brings breadth and depth of expertise powered by a deep sense of mission and exuberance. Read more to learn about their exemplary careers. Welcome to meet our leaders!
Our Campuses
There are 3 Daystar campuses in Beijing: Beigao Campus, Sanlitun Campus and Quanfa Campus. Daystar Academy was founded in 2002, and the Beigao Campus has been our home since 2008.Opened in 2017, Daystar Academy's Sanlitun Campus is home to students in Grades 1-5. Set in the heart of the Chaoyang District, students enjoy being in the diplomatic heart of the city, with UNICEF and multiple embassies neighboring the school. In 2020, we welcomed our youngest learners to our new Daystar Academy Early Learning Center at Quanfa Campus.
Ivy Education Group
Founded in 2003, Ivy Education Group has provided education and care for over 15,000 students from 32 countries around the globe, and is made up of more than 10 kindergartens and schools in four cities across China. We have programs catering to varying needs of parents that all meet our high standards of care, safety and educational excellence.