High schools and senior high schools with International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, A-Level, and other educational programs for ages 13-19 in Shanghai.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shanghai American School (SAS) is the kind of school you wish you would've attended when you were a kid. We have a challenging academic curriculum that helps pave a path to top universities around the world, over 150 activities and award-winning clubs, and sports teams that won three times more APAC championships last year than any other school. And as a non-profit, all our revenue goes into making the school even better, resulting in many facilities that are at university level. SAS is one of Asia's most respected international schools, and is China's most established international school, with a history that begins in 1912. We are an independent school with two campuses, both offering a comprehensive syllabus from pre-K3 to grade 12 and an AP and Full IB Diploma. In fact, SAS was chosen to be one of the first 100 schools worldwide to offer the AP Capstone degree.
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.