High schools and senior high schools with International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, A-Level, and other educational programs for ages 13-19 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Concordia International School Shanghai is a co-educational day school affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Established back in 1998, the 10-acre campus has extensive facilities both indoor and outdoors, including several makerspaces and labs designed for hands-on work in 3D printing, coding, robotics and cooking. They offer an American curriculum, and include a bunch of programs designed to give students a chance for practical experience in a variety of fields, like trying their hand at establishing and running small enterprises.
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.
SAS has a storied history as the oldest international school in Shanghai having been established in 1912. It is also the largest based on student population. Their curriculum is based on the American education system but includes IB course options for secondary students in addition to AP. An elected Board of Trustees, which must include six parents and a representative from the US Consulate, determine educational operations, school leadership, and finances.
Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong is London independent school Dulwich College's first international school in Shanghai. They offer a British-style education with the IB diploma in secondary 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.
The British International School Shanghai, Puxi Campus is part of Nord Anglia Education, the world’s leading premium school organization with 43 schools worldwide. Conveniently located in West Shanghai and over 60 different nationalities we develop students who understand and display internationalism, leadership and concern for others, through an innovative academic programme coupled with first rate extra-curricular and pastoral provision. We believe passionately in learning, and our modern approach to education continues to secure places at leading universities around the world.