Clubs, extracurricular activities, sports, summer camps, winter camps, and after-school programs for primary and secondary students in Shanghai.
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.
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.
Karate training center for anyone aged 4 or above, open mostly during the afternoons and evenings. Most members and teachers are Chinese; contact them by phone or via Dianping for details.
Music school associated with the JZ Club. JZ 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, masterclasses and other community events. In addition to learning in a classroom setting, students can gain live stage experience by performing in front of an audience, at student concerts, special performances at JZ Club, or at community events.
Xuhui-based Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school established in 2004, with a team of international instructors. Courses for all ages and ability levels are offered. As well as jiu-jitsu, classes in self-defense, MMA and no-gi grappling are offered.
Indoor skiing and snowboarding training center using a ski machine, similar to a huge treadmill. They provide lessons for adults and children, with trial lessons starting from 188rmb. There is also a gym and shower room inside the center.
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.
After-school and weekend education center focusing on English phonics, reading and reading. Classes are offered for children aged 4 to 12. Children are grouped according to their level.
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.
Self-proclaimed 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 at least 18 years old.
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.
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.
After-school program offering test prep, language arts, debate classes, and more. The focus is on helping students to get accepted into universities. There are three centers across the city: Hongqiao, Jinqiao and Huacao.
Chess school providing professional international chess instruction in Shanghai. SCA Chess Academy teaches chess in English at more than 15 international schools, as well as at other venues and homes all around the city. They promise professional, foreign chess coaches, including chess masters and expert instructors. SCA also organizes competitive chess tournaments.
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.