Schools offering primary education in Shanghai for ages 6-14. Includes elementary schools, middle schools, and intermediate schools in Shanghai.
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.
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.
YK Pao School is a non-profit private school with an English and Chinese bilingual program that was founded in memory of the Hong Kongnese shipping magnet Sir YK Pao. It is widely considered as one of the most prestigious Chinese private schools in Shanghai.
Shanghai United International School's Gubei Campus has a focus on integrating Eastern and Western educational models. Their core strengths are in possessing a bilingual model to education as well as an established visual and performing arts program which encourages student exploration.
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.
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.
NACIS is a bilnigual school in Minghan District, with an eye towards establishing themselves as a "global campus." They integrate local curriculum with international elements and pride themselves on strong campus culture. Nord Anglia Chinese International School (NACIS) Shanghai is for students in grades 1-12 and has both Chinese and foriegn teachers on staff.
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.