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.
Britannica International School, Shanghai is proud to be a British Owned, British Managed School and is staffed with British Teachers. Within fifteen minutes of the Former French Concession and centrally located in Shanghai, the school has a reputation as an international school of first choice for discerning Shanghai families. The school is part of the Orbital Education group of schools. Pupils are taught in small classes emphasising a personalised approach to education. Britannica recognises the need to adapt and be creative with its curriculum, teaching and encouraging learning to meet the needs of individual students. Britannica International School, Shanghai provides a vibrant environment with a wide range of opportunities beyond the classroom. Great importance is also given to developing a child’s conduct and behaviour. With close pastoral care, Britannica provides equal opportunities for all students to participate in a variety of sports, music ensembles, After School Activities, expressive arts projects and performances through which students gain confidence and learn new skills. Within their houses, pupils take positions of responsibility, compete against other houses in sport and music, and work towards common goals in a range of areas to develop their leadership skills. The Duke of Edinburgh International Awards Programme is also offered for Secondary students.
185,470 – 269,480rmb per year.
Mother of students in Years 2, 3, 5 and 7
'My children have thoroughly enjoyed preparing for and presenting these traditional Chinese art forms. The dragon dance, fan dance, Guanyin dance, and Chinese drums were especially impressive....
'My children have thoroughly enjoyed preparing for and presenting these traditional Chinese art forms. The dragon dance, fan dance, Guanyin dance, and Chinese drums were especially impressive.
Thank you for giving our family the opportunity to feel the excitement of the New Year season and learn more about this rich culture.'
Parents of student in Year 1
'Our daughter’s form teacher is an outstanding teacher who is constantly encouraging and supportive, while acknowledging the need to push her ability. She is a credit to the school and is such a p...
'Our daughter’s form teacher is an outstanding teacher who is constantly encouraging and supportive, while acknowledging the need to push her ability. She is a credit to the school and is such a positive influence on her education - so much so that our daughter has a will to learn, loves going to Britannica and being in her class.'
'We spent time at the recent Parent-teacher meeting with our daughter’s Mandarin teacher, discussing our desire for her to be equally fluent in English and Chinese given the importance of China and the evolving world status. She was incredibly knowledgeable and aware of our daughter’s current status, providing the advice and encouragement we need to ensure our daughter has the best opportunity to achieve this.'
'It was an extremely positive and encouraging to spend time talking with Britannica staff at the recent Parent-Teacher meetings, across academic, languages, the arts and sport - all areas our family greatly value. We were extremely impressed with every one of these teachers. Their passion, compassion, consideration and way in which they engaged with us as parents was exemplary and reassured us that our daughter is in the best of hands.'
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Pre-Nursery to Year 13
The curriculum of Britannica International School, Shanghai is based on the English National Curriculum, enhanced to meet the needs of the expatriate population and offering students an opportunity to study Mandarin, to learn about the Culture, History and Geography of China, and to study Modern Languages. Britannica’s pupils are prepared for the Cambridge University and Edexcel International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), the world recognised Advanced Level (AS and A2 Levels) leading to British and international university entrance. All teachers from Pre-Nursery to A Level are fully qualified and experienced teachers. The staff team is led by a Principal with extensive British private and international school experience.
All Britannica teachers are native English speakers. Teachers are supported by a highly qualified and experienced Principal and a large team of Teacher Assistants and Administrative Staff.
English (including English as an EAL programme), Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian and Hebrew.
Britannica offers more than one hundred after school activities, including; Basketball, Football, Badminton, Touch Rugby, Swimming, Chess Club, Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Dance, Drama, Cooking, Movies, Knitting, and many more.
The school’s Gubei campus has outstanding facilities with specialist laboratories, a Sixth Form Suite with specialist science, ICT suite, Primary Learning Centre, Secondary Learning Centre, nurse clinic, sports hall, swimming pool, football pitch, tennis court, running track, outdoor playgrounds, large indoor play area, dance rooms, art rooms for both primary and secondary students, a music room with range of international music instruments, music technology room, individual practice rooms, and 250-seat performance theatre.
Britannica’s school bus service provides reliable transport for families across Shanghai.