Founder and Director of BE Education
BE was founded in 2003 after the co-founders, William and Emma Vanbergen, helped a Chinese classmate's friend find a suitable school for her son. She had tried multiple agencies and didn't feel she could trust any of them. William and Emma guided the family and her son through the application process and found him a best fit school in Britain. He flourished, and the seed which would later become 'BE' was born.
BE continues to provide consulting services for Chinese students in keeping with our core values of honesty, integrity and acting in the best interests of the child at the heart of all our decisions.
We provide consultation to pupils who wish to study in world top institutions and offer tailor-made plans for their studies and applications. We also extend our service to those who have already been admitted by the school and who are already studying overseas. The results of our work speak for themselves; BE's track record in China is second to none, as we attract more and more capable students to our centres each year. We have also expanded geographically, now boasting offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and London.
In addition to consulting and tuition, BE also runs a number of holiday courses. The Eton College Summer Course and Charterhouse 'Young Learners' Summer Course are our longest standing courses and were designed with the idea of offering Chinese students a genuine boarding school experience. We also help recruit for programmes which are run at top universities and boarding schools in the US and Switzerland, including Stanford University and St George International School.
Furthermore, BE is also working with Wycombe Abbey UK to establish Wycombe Abbey Schools in China. Our first school, Wycombe Abbey School Changzhou, which was opened in Sept 2016, is a co-educational school offering optional boarding accommodation, with a current enrolment of 1300 pupils from kindergarten to high school. In addition, Wycombe Abbey School Hongkong started operation in September 2019, with WAS Hangzhou and WAS Nanjing expected to open in 2021.
BE honest & act with integrity
Strive for continuous improvement to serve our families better