Clubs, extracurricular activities, sports, summer camps, winter camps, and after-school programs for primary and secondary students in Shanghai.
MusicLAB is an established music education company for all ages and skill levels. They teach music in a non-traditional and very personalized way, to make everyone experience, feel, enjoy, and understand music. They do not have an updated website right now but feel free to contact them through their WeChat account: musiclabcn.
ColorJam is an arts and craft studio and they provide art education and experiences for small kids from 2.5 years to 8 years of age. The team is made up of a group of young artists. The teachers are mothers themselves as well they all hold official teaching certificates from international schools. The teachers are all bilingual.
This music school offers music training for all ages starting from 18 months and all levels with faculty consisting of foreign and local instructors. The school also hosts a number of open workshops, masters classes and other community events. Associated with the highly respected JZ Club, JZ School is committed to become the leading source of music education in China. In addition to learning in a classroom setting, students can obtain live stage experience by performing in front of an audience, at student concerts, special performances at JZ Club, or at community events.
Awesome Day Care is a pre-school program where young children and their parents will be part of a friendly and active community in the FFC. Their program is bilingual in English and Chinese with a mix of crafts, music, physical movement, as well as outdoor playing and reading.
Le Wagon is a leading coding bootcamp with campuses in 20 countries. In Shanghai, tech courses are delivered on the 9th floor of XNode Accelerator & Coworking Space. Attending Le Wagon takes only two months and students learn back-end and front-end coding, database-related topics, as well as project management. After two months, students should be ready to tackle projects on their own, dive deeper, learn other languages, launch a business, join a tech startup or freelance. No technical background is required. Students must be 18 years old minimum.
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.
Active Kidz Shanghai (AKS) was established to provide health development programs for children to improve their physical and mental health. AKS offers programs mainly in the area of team sports such as soccer, basketball, ice hockey, volleyball and baseball.
Gubei pre-school, kindergarten and children’s center for children aged 6 months to 7 years old. It’s designed like a city, city with different activities centered around various parts of town. Their program is activity-focused, with English and Mandarin classes on different days. Lots of activities are free (Mommy & Me classes, cooking classes) and integrate early numeracy and science learning. There are sessions across weekdays and weekends.
Official Kumon center, offering the famous learning method for children in the areas of Mathematics, Mandarin and English.
Chinese martial arts centre established in 1996, focusing on kung fu & t’ai chi training. The studio is in Tianzifang, on Taikang Lu. Owner Zhang Yi trained professionally at the Chinese Wushu Academy and the Shanghai Sports Institute. Evening classes are offered for all fitness levels and ages; prices start at 1,800rmb/3 months for adults. They also host private lessons, corporate events and kids’ parties.
Shanghai Expat Tutors is an elite private tutoring service based in Shanghai but with tutors all across the country. They provide private tutoring sessions to students in all grades and specialize in courses taught at international schools (IB, IGCSE, SAT, AP, ACT & A-levels). In addition to a focus on improving grades, they help students to develop study habits, time management, organization and discipline to achieve a long-term success. Their tutors have excellent academic backgrounds, as well as wide experience in tutoring international programs. They create customized programs designed to address the student's specific strengths and weaknesses, therefore ensuring a high level of effectiveness during the tutoring sessions.
SportsWorld is an international sports and activities club for children aged between 3-12. They provide international programs for students in a variety of sports including swimming, tennis, karate, basketball and more. They also organise holiday camps for kids where they are able to participate in all the sports above as well as many more fun activities.
Green Valley Riding Club is one of the few horse riding ranches in Shanghai and 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.
sportED is, at its core, a sports academy, focusing on providing the very best training services for players aged 3-17 years old. It is also much much more, with new exciting programs never seen in China before and unique philosophies perfect for implementing sports in schools and creating a fun, engaging sports community. They have over 30 hours a week to offer FREE exhibitions, trials, activity days, tennis PE and even PE teacher tennis specific education.
International preschool established in 2011 on Changning Lu. There are half and full day language immersion programs for children from twenty months to six years old. The Montessori curriculum is taught with a focus on bilingual language acquisition as well as art, music, sports, logic and creativity. Class sizes range from 10-12 students. The center includes a play-castle design with an indoor playground, rock climbing area and creative classroom spaces.