High schools and senior high schools with International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, A-Level, and other educational programs for ages 13-19 in Shanghai.
Shanghai American School is a reputable international school in Shanghai. Their curriculum and teaching ideologies are based on the American education system. An elected Board of Trustees, which must include six parents and a representative from the US Consulate, determine educational operations, school leadership, and finances. The school was originally founded in 1912.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yew Chung was founded in Hong Kong in 1932, and YCIS Shanghai was established in 1993 at the invitation of the Mayor as the first independent international school officially recognized by and registered with the Chinese government. The school supports a diverse student body of more than 50 nationalities, and has a unique model of education that integrates the best of Eastern and Western philosophies and practices, creating a co-cultural and bilingual learning environment. The school has four growing campuses located in prime locations in both Puxi and Pudong to serve the expatriate community. In addition to the school’s reputation for excellent academics, YCIS is also known for its sports, arts, and music programs. YCIS Shanghai’s robust internationalized curriculum has made its mark for the city with consistent “Top in World” and “Top in China” student IGCSE examination results. In 2016 alone, YCIS Shanghai students received the greatest number of Cambridge Learner Awards out of all international schools in China (of which there are more than 200). In addition, YCIS students’ International Baccalaureate examination scores are consistently significantly higher than the world average, and graduates go on to matriculate at leading universities around the globe.
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.