High schools and senior high schools with International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, A-Level, and other educational programs for ages 13-19 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Livingston American School is a pre-K to 12 school for foreign passport holders. They've got a broad array of after-school activities and bilingual learning environments. The school culture is American-influenced, and they use the California Curriculum with Advanced Placement (AP).
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.
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.
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.