Day cares, preschools, and kindergartens offering social development, creative activities, and language learning for ages 0-6 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
British International School Shanghai (BISS) is part of the Nord Anglic 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.
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.