Beijing 101 Middle School
( or simply 101
: Běijīng shì yī líng yī zhōngxué), also known as Beijing No.101 Middle/High School
, is a coeducational public middle school
for both boarding and day students in grades 7
(ages 12 to 18). The school is in Xiyuan, Haidian District
, half mile from Zhongguancun
(), the city's IT center. It is one of the beacon high schools
accredited by Beijing Municipal Government. For 60 years, 101 has been recognized as one of the top two schools in China. It has two affiliated schools.
Beijing 101 Middle School is renowned for its study environment. Its 200,000 square meter campus is surrounded by the Old Summer Palace
, one of China's most splendid imperial palaces. Dozens of ponds dot the whole campus. 13,000 square meters of 101 are covered by water. Peking University
and Tsinghua University
, known as the best two universities in mainland China, are both within half a mile. The school has undergone reconstruction work since 2005. The school's academic facilities include a library housing 100,000 books and magazines, an electronic library, 100 classrooms with multi-media equipment, a lecture hall, a 700-people auditorium, an information center, a 300 m<sup>2</sup> greenhouse supported by NASA
and China Space Center. The school has two standard soccer fields, six tennis courts, 16 basketball courts, a 400-meter track and a gymnasium for volleyball, dancing and ping-pong.
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