Beijing October First School (BOFS) is one of the Beijing Model High Schools. Established in 1952 as a tribute to the national day of China , BOFS is authorized to enroll international students by the Beijing Municipal Education Committee, and so far it has international students from the USA , Australia and the North Korea .
Covering 156,000 square meters, BOFS currently also offers quality education to over 5,650 Chinese students in 114 classes from grades 7–12. Full of culture and beauty, the campus provides students with modern, advanced, and first rate teaching conditions. The BOFS students enjoy the excellent facilities with the total construction area of approximately 150, 000 square meters.
BOFS teaching staff boasts high moral standards, vast professional knowledge, and excellent scientific research abilities. With a total of 412 staff, BOFS has 20 distinguished educators, 20 teachers possessing doctorate degrees, 99 teachers with master's degrees and 8-10 foreign teachers from the USA and other commonwealth countries.
At BOFS, students receive a well-rounded and high standard education. All of BOFS junior high school students pass the senior high school entrance exam, allowing them to receive a senior high school education. Of the graduating seniors in 2006, 43 were enrolled by Peking University and Tsinghua University and 14 by Princeton University , Hong Kong University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
OFS is a window of international communication. Being a member of Beijing Municipal UNESCO Clubs Association, BOFS has established exchange relations with schools and other education originations in over 20 countries or areas, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Africa, Singapore, Thailand, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Through AFS, AYUSA and AYA programs, many students and teachers have had the opportunities to study abroad for one year. Also, on a short-term basis, BOFS has had an ongoing inter-school teacher-student exchange with its sister schools in Australia and Singapore .