Day cares, preschools, and kindergartens offering social development, creative activities, and language learning for ages 0-6 in Shanghai.
All through German language school with two locations in Shanghai, one in Pudong and one in Puxi. Both German Abitur and International Baccalaureate curriculum are taught. The main language of instruction is German, and a range of extra-curricular activities is offered. Facilities include a large German-language library, sports grounds, an indoor gym, swimming pool and theater.
Gubei pre-school, kindergarten and children’s center for children aged 6 months to 7 years old. It’s designed like a city, with different activities centered around various parts of town. Their program is activity-focused, with English and Mandarin classes on different days. Lots of activities are free (Mommy & Me classes, cooking classes) and integrate early numeracy and science learning. There are sessions across weekdays and weekends.
All-through Shanghai branch of Dulwich College London. There are two campuses in Shanghai: one in Pudong and the other in Puxi. The school follows the English National Curriculum and International Baccalaureate program in the secondary school.
Pre-K and kindergarten in Xuhui; sister-school to the Shanghai Concord Bilingual Experimental School. Concord Academy offers a Chinese-English bilingual program for children between the ages of 2 and 6. The English part of the integration course adopts the British EYFS and the English National Curriculum; the Chinese course adopts the Shanghai Second Curriculum Reform Course.
All-through private French language school with campuses in Qingpu and Pudong. The schools are managed by the Managing Committee of the Parents’ Association, and appointed by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE, Agence pour l’enseignement français à l’étranger). Students follow the French curricula.
Pre-school for 2 to 6-year-olds in a traditional house on Jiangyin Lu, near People’s Park. It has 11 classrooms including special function rooms like a theater/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.
All-through (K-12) school established in 1996, with campuses in Minhang and Xuhui. The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) are taught at middle and high school. There are also enrichment options such as a community program; there’s a health-screening program, too.
International all-through (ages 2—18) school chain established in 1993. YCIS operate four campuses situated across Puxi and Pudong. A YCIS-developed curriculum is taught until the age of 14, based around US, UK, Canadian and Australian curricula. The schools then offer the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) at middle and high school levels.
International pre-K and kindergarten for children aged 2-6. Happy Bridge Kindergarten is located on Huaiyin Lu, with facilities including a playground, sun room, football field, theater, dance room, art room, exploration classroom and two reading halls. Chinese, English, German, and Japanese are taught. There are also activities such as dance, drama, football and kung fu.
Shanghai outpost of the Singaporean early childhood learning center, established in 1983, who currently have 11 centers across Asia. They currently operate in three locations across Shanghai, accepting pupils from the age of 6 months. The focus is on speech and drama, with incorporated literacy and language skills. Their WeChat account: JuliaGabriel.
International school with a new, eco-friendly campus built in 2015. Hongqiao International School was previously known as Rainbow Bridge International School. It is a Pre-K to Grade 8 school (ages 18 months to 14 years) located on Yili Nan Lu. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) is the taught curriculum.
American pre-school in Minhang for children aged 2-6. Bright Start Academy specialize in English immersion, reading programs and personalized small classes. They offer supplementary activities such as Mommy & Me sessions, a reading club and summer camps.
Bilingual preschool managed by the LUC Group, established in 2012. Shanghai’s Little Urban Center Preschool, located in Pudong, offers classes for children aged 2-6. Classes are taught in a bilingual environment through a curriculum that is exploration and creativity-based.
Early childhood education center near Yuyuan Garden station. Cardinal Oaks specialize in Play-Based Learning (PBL) programs for children aged 0-6. Inspired by the child-centered, play-based approach at Stanford University’s Bing Nursery School, the curriculum is designed to promote curiosity, creativity, critical thinking , problem solving and communication. They offer Baby & Me class (6-24 months old), Pre-Nursery class (2-3 years old) and Junior Explorer class (3-6 years old).