Day cares, preschools, and kindergartens offering social development, creative activities, and language learning for ages 0-6 in Shanghai.
British International School Shanghai (BISS) is part of the Nord Anglia group of schools and is one of the oldest British international schools in Shanghai. It has open-door enrollment and a greater focus on internationalism and diversity.
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 indoor and outdoor facilities, 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.
Western International School of Shanghai 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.
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.
Shanghai American School is a reputable international school in Shanghai. Their curriculum and teaching ideologies are based on the American education system. An elected Board of Trustees, which must include six parents and a representative from the US Consulate, determine educational operations, school leadership, and finances. The school was originally founded in 1912.
Nord Anglia is a large international school provider with campuses around the world. They have an internationally-focused curriculum and open-door enrollment. BISS in Puxi is their sister school in Shanghai.
Harrow International School Shanghai is a co-educational day and boarding school for students aged 18 months to 18 years old, with teaching based on the English National Curriculum (IGCSEs followed by A Levels). Harrow International School Shanghai is the fourth international school in the Harrow family of schools; It has been home to world leaders, poets and royalty. It has educated such inspirational characters as Winston Churchill, King Hussein of Jordan, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lord Byron and more recently actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Laurence Fox and singer songwriter James Blunt.
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 the age of 16 in Puxi. Their teachers are all native English speakers, most of whom are British. They also having one of the smallest student-teacher ratios in Shanghai.
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.
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.
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.
The Octave Children Enhancement Center runs a range of pre-school programmes for toddlers and infants in their Xuhui center. Yoga classes and other recreational activities for parents are also available.
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.
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.
Magnolia Kindergarten is a pre-school located in an old traditional house near People's Park. It has 11 classrooms including special function rooms like a theatre/music room, an arts and crafts studio and a discovery room. In addition to their professional Chinese instructors, they employ 10 foreign teachers from the US, UK, Venezuela, Spain, Canada, Belgium and France.