High schools and senior high schools with International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placement, A-Level, and other educational programs for ages 13-19 in Shanghai.
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 indoor and outdoor facilities, 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.
Western International School of Shanghai 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.
British International School Shanghai (BISS) is part of the Nord Anglia group of schools and is one of the oldest British international schools in Shanghai. It has open-door enrollment and a greater focus on internationalism and diversity.
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.
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 the age of 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.
Nord Anglia is a large international school provider with campuses around the world. They have an internationally-focused curriculum and open-door enrollment. BISS in Puxi is their sister school 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 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).
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.
Hongqiao International School was previously known as Rainbow Bridge International Schoo. As one of the leading international school in Shanghai, HQIS is committed to offering a student-centered holistic education that prepares students for higher education and life beyond the walls of the classroom. In 2012 HQIS became an International Baccalaureate (IB) World school authorized to teach the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Their centrally-located campus was built in 2015 and it is equipped with state of the art geothermal heating & cooling system partnered with over 200 solar panels. Combined, these renewable initiatives work to provide HQIS with up to 70% of its daily energy needs.
The Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS) was established in 1996 to provide quality international education to children of expatriate families in Shanghai. Their two campuses are in Minhang and Xuhui.
YCIS Shanghai opened in 1993 as the first independent international school in Shanghai officially recognised by and registered with the Chinese government. YCIS Shanghai is a fully-accredited school, recognised by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and the Council of International Schools (CIS). In addition, the Secondary School is authorised as an accredited Cambridge Assessment Examinations Centre for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), and is an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). We are proud to offer these world-class programmes as part of our international curriculum. Notably, YCIS is the only school in China to have received the Cambridge Award for Excellence in Education.
The German School was founded in 1995. Since the opening of the new campus in Pudong in 2007 it comprises of two locations - the EuroCampus in Puxi and the PudongCampus. The German School Shanghai offers education from Kindergarten to high school graduation (German Abitur and international IB). Language of instruction is German and it is therefore essential for all students to have German language skills on a native level. With currently around 1100 students and almost 150 professional teachers the German School Shanghai is one of the biggest German schools abroad. German School Shanghai is a full-time school and offers, in addition to regular classes, a wide range of afternoon activities. The school is equipped with modern facilities like the largest German library in China, sports grounds, indoor gym, swimming pool and a theatre in the fine art centre.
UWC (United World Colleges) Changshu China is located in Changshu, which is around 110km from Shanghai. It is the only UWC in mainland China. They offer the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program (DP) and a one-year Pre-DP program. UWC offers a transformative and challenging educational experience. Students have an opportunity to discover who they are through an education that isn’t only about academic achievement.