Day cares, preschools, and kindergartens offering social development, creative activities, and language learning for ages 0-6 in Shanghai.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yew Chung was founded in Hong Kong in 1932, and YCIS Shanghai was established in 1993 at the invitation of the Mayor as the first independent international school officially recognized by and registered with the Chinese government. The school supports a diverse student body of more than 50 nationalities, and has a unique model of education that integrates the best of Eastern and Western philosophies and practices, creating a co-cultural and bilingual learning environment. The school has four growing campuses located in prime locations in both Puxi and Pudong to serve the expatriate community. In addition to the school’s reputation for excellent academics, YCIS is also known for its sports, arts, and music programs. YCIS Shanghai’s robust internationalized curriculum has made its mark for the city with consistent “Top in World” and “Top in China” student IGCSE examination results. In 2016 alone, YCIS Shanghai students received the greatest number of Cambridge Learner Awards out of all international schools in China (of which there are more than 200). In addition, YCIS students’ International Baccalaureate examination scores are consistently significantly higher than the world average, and graduates go on to matriculate at leading universities around the globe.
Concordia International School Shanghai is a co-educational day school for students aged 3 to 18, located in the heart of Jinqiao—one of Shanghai’s largest international communities, with many open green spaces and family-oriented amenities. Concordia is recognized for its dedication to academic excellence and for providing well-developed sports, arts, service and cultural learning programs. Our caring, passionate and award-winning faculty deliver a comprehensive American curriculum and pioneer programs that guide individual students toward life success, no matter how they define it. By partnering with engaged parents, we cultivate the best outcomes for each student. The community at Concordia creates the ideal foundation for the entire family’s success.
With instruction and activities guided through four core values (proficient communicator, confident individual, creative thinker, compassionate citizen), Shanghai Livingston American School (SLAS) creates an environment of enquiry set against American culture fused with an international perspective, resulting in students receiving an education that prepares them for academic and personal success as global citizens.
Our campus opened in 2008 and since then SEIPS has provided a bilingual early childhood education program based on international teaching philosophies to the expatriate and local communities of Shanghai. Using a co-teaching model and developmentally appropriate practices to guide our curriculum, SEIPS creates a play based learning environment to foster holistic development for children ages 3 months to 6 years old by adhering to international program standards. We also provide family programs to support the prenatal development and their child’s first years of life. Our teaching teams work together with our families to ensure we provide high quality, individualized programs for each child through ongoing observations and the use of evidence based practices.
At NAIS Pudong each of our students’ academic and personal ambitions are nurtured by our inspirational teachers and enriched through exceptional learning opportunities. We offer a truly global experience through a world-leading curriculum that will stimulate and enhance high-quality learning. Our curriculum is rigorous, contemporary and globally focused and our academic results exceed world averages. Our students are also able to broaden their experiences and talents through our comprehensive after school programme. Children and their parents are welcomed into our international family, with more than 50 different nationalities forming our diverse school community.