Day cares, preschools, and kindergartens offering social development, creative activities, and language learning for ages 0-6 in Shanghai.
Western International School of Shangha was founded in 2006 as an all IB-environment school. With strong diversity demographics, it became the first full continuum International Baccalaureate World School offering the full IB program from the primary years (PYP) to the diploma program (DP) in 2012. It is also the only IB full continuum school in Shanghai that is authorized to offer the specialized IB career-related education (CP) in the secondary years. The school hosts the UK registered International School's Theatre Association (ISTA) as well as the Stoke City Football Camp Academy.
Britannica International School, Shanghai is a British international school offering a course of study based on the English National Curriculum. They are the only school offering an A level program to students over age 16 in Puxi. Their teachers are largely British and are all native English speakers, while also having one of the smallest student-teacher ratios in Shanghai.
One of the newer international schools to open in Shanghai, Wellington College International Shanghai offers state-of-the-art facilities and extensive enrichment programmes. It is affiliated with renowned boarding school Wellington College in the UK.
The brand-new Shanghai campus of the venerable English boarding school founded in 1527. The original campus is boys-only, but the Harrow International School Shanghai is co-ed and offers both day and boarding school for students from 2-18 years old, with teaching based on the English National Curriculum (IGCSEs followed by A Levels). Located in the rapidly developing Sunland development in the Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone, it has high-class facilities and incorporates a lot of extracurricular activities.
SAS has a storied history as the oldest international school in Shanghai having been established in 1912. It is also the largest based on student population. Their curriculum is based on the American education system but includes IB course options for secondary students in addition to AP. An elected Board of Trustees, which must include six parents and a representative from the US Consulate, determine educational operations, school leadership, and finances.
Shanghai Community International School was an early entrant to the international school sphere in Shanghai back in 1996. As the fourth established school in Shanghai, they distinguished themselves from American, German, and British schools that had already been established in Shanghai by focusing on having a curriculum that was not tied to a national identity. The school subsequently adopted certified International Baccalaureate programming in 2008, and as of 2017, has become the second International school in Shanghai to be a full continuum IB world school.
SEIPS is a bilingual early learning center that focuses on preparing students for a smooth transition to either international, Chinese or bilingual schools in the future. Located in Pudong, their curriculum's based on a holistic, play-based learning environment, focusing on children from ages 2-3 months to 6 years old.
Tiny Tots is a pre to early elementary schools that's been around for 20 years. It's all about getting kids ready for the classroom by creating a safe space for learning and creativity. The school focuses in on each students development in self confidence, social adjustment, physical development, and well rounded positive feedback.
Montessori School of Shanghai offers a bilingual education to infants and young children, emphasizing sensory and practical life skills. It is a Full International Member of the American Montessori Society.
Marco&Mari is an international preschool established in 2011 offering half-day and full-day "Montessori and Bi-Lingual Immersion" programs for children aged between 20 months to six years old. The center includes a play-castle design with an indoor playground, rock climbing area and creative classroom spaces. The team includes early childhood education specialists from the US, UK, Canada, Australia and China, focusing on bilingual language acquisition, art, music, sports, logic and creativity. Class sizes range from 10-12 students.
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong is London independent school Dulwich College's first international school in Shanghai. They offer a British-style education with the IB diploma in secondary school.
Concordia International School Shanghai is a co-educational day school affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Established back in 1998, the 10-acre campus has extensive facilities both indoor and outdoors, including several makerspaces and labs designed for hands-on work in 3D printing, coding, robotics and cooking. They offer an American curriculum, and include a bunch of programs designed to give students a chance for practical experience in a variety of fields, like trying their hand at establishing and running small enterprises.
Shanghai Livingston American School is a pre-K to 12 school for foreign passport holders. They've got a broad array of after-school activities and bilingual learning environments. The school culture is American-influenced, and they use the California Curriculum with Advanced Placement (AP).
Accredited sister campus of Italian Casa dei Bambini, operating out of a gorgeous campus. The curriculum is focused on early childhood and follows the Montessori approach. Teaching environment is bilingual, providing an immersive English and Mandarin learning environment from a young age.