“Side by Side was our “cloud with the silver lining”. It is hard to believe that there is such a treasure of academic and social/emotional support right here in Shunyi. Side by Side is everything a parent could look for in a school. Whether a child needs an extra hand in understanding academic content, practice in life-long skills and/or emotional, social, behavioral support; Side by Side provided our child with just the right balance. Her peaceful, calm and positive attitude was a blessing to come home to each Wednesday.” 

~ Tifani Sadek, parent of Taylor, who attended an individually designed programme, and then learning support


“Working with Side by Side has been deeply satisfying. Dominic is making great progress as a learner and as an individual in a caring and supportive environment.”

~ Cindy Bulteel, mother of Dominic, who attends our special education day programme


“In a relaxed and inviting environment, Side by Side has provided excellent support and very clear feedback in a friendly, professional and well organized manner. I highly recommend them.”

~ Eleanor Lyons, Australian, mother of Claudia, who attended music therapy and learning support

“It’s fun because I like to play math games, to play instruments and I like playing with the cats. I have learnt a lot.”

~ Claudia Lyons, enjoyed music therapy with Philipp and learning support with Anita


“We have been really delighted with the day programme…Max joined just a few months ago.  He is a different boy!  He is happy learning, he is stimulated and he is developing friendships and new interests. We are happy and so is Max.”

~ Tim Sutton, father of Max, who attends our special education day programme