Clubs, extracurricular activities, sports, summer camps, winter camps, and after-school programs for primary and secondary students in Shanghai.
Music education company with courses and classes for all ages and skill levels. MusicLAB claims to teach music in a non-traditional and very personalized way. There’s also an outreach focus: staff undertake teaching tours and host charity fundraisers. There are three centers across the city: one in Jing’an, one in Qingpu and one in Minhang. The company does not have an updated website right now, but there’s an active WeChat account: musiclabcn.
Arts and craft studio providing art education and experiences for children between 2.5 and 12 years of age. The team is made up of a group of young artists. Teachers are mothers themselves, and all hold official teaching certificates from international schools. The teachers are all bilingual. Class options include art exploration, art history and art therapy.
Taekwondo institute founded in 1974 by Grandmaster Jae Hun Kim in Boston, USA. Jae Hun Kim Taekwondo Institute opened their first studio in Pudong, Shanghai, in 2011, and now operate eight studios in Shanghai: four in Pudong, and four in Puxi. Classes for “tots”, children and adults are offered.
Sports education company working across south-east China, focusing on a range of core sports classes including soccer, basketball, tennis, dance and swimming. They also work in several international schools in Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou. Qualified international coaches plan and deliver all their sessions in accordance with international curriculums such as the English Football Association.
Spotlight Theatre School of Excellence is a performing arts theatre school in Shanghai for children and young adults. They offer courses in Musical Theatre, Dance, Public Speaking and LAMDA Examination preparation. Some teachers are from London's West End. Spotlight also provides holiday workshops featuring guest performers from CATS the Musical and Matilda.
Nationwide tutoring center providing support to students of all ages at international schools. Tutors cover mathematics, English, sciences and business, and the organization works with certain international schools to ensure that their work is relevant. Levels covered include IGCSE, A level, IB, IELTS and TOEFL. Check their website for details.
Private tuition company that offers full-length GMAT preparation courses. Sessions are available both during the week and at weekends. They also offer online courses for home study.
Expat professional sports coaching company offering training for kids from 3 to 12 years. Lessons are taught in English by international staff who are qualified Physical Education coaches, specializing in gymnastics, trampolining, soccer, tennis and swimming.
Horse riding ranch in Shanghai, and allegedly the only one in Puxi. GVRC offers professional horse-riding certification courses. This curriculum covers a total of ten stages and is recognized by the Dutch Equestrian Association.
Pre-school facility offering daycare, after school programs, summer camps and more. AKC has two campuses in Xuhui: one on Wulumuqi Zhong Lu, and one on Changde Lu. Staff provide a bilingual (English/Chinese) program incorporating crafts, music, physical movement, outdoor playing and reading. They can also help with parties and events.
Shanghai branch of the Singapore-based early-years school, specializing in teaching music through an interactive and theme-based approach. The curriculum is based on Dr. Lee Pei Ming's thesis on “Developing Musicianship for young children”. Activities and materials are based on more than 22 years of teaching experience. In 2016, Symphony Music School in Brunei became its partner school, and Prodigy Music School expanded the program to several kindergarten schools. There are different programs depending on children’s ages; they cater for students aged 6 months to 4 years. No official link to the Firestarter crew.
Australian Martial arts academy. Around 50 classes catering to different experience levels (including children) each week, covering everything from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to wrestling, Muay Thai, boxing and MMA. Their facility's broken down into a striking area, a grappling area and a strength and conditioning area. Expect occasional guest and pro-coaching specials, as well as partnership offers such as reduced-price burgers with a membership card. Their social media channels are pretty active, including a “Member Spotlight of the Week” on WeChat. Hashtag fitspo.
Official Kumon centre in Xuhui, teaching children the Kumon method of learning mathematics, Mandarin and English.
Educational center providing courses, events and activities for urban families living in Shanghai with children aged 0-9. Courses in music, art, Chinese culture, language and logical thinking are offered to children. J.Shine Learning and Family Fun Center is based in Jing’an.
English language pre-school and kindergarten for children aged 18 months to 6 years. Based on Hongxu Lu, "Joyful Education Spirit" (JES) focus on exploratory learning.