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Dulwich College Shanghai

  • Editor's Description

    Dulwich College offers courses for children between the ages of 2 to 18. The primary language taught is in English, and for students between Years 1 to 9, they follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales. Students begin studying IGCSE once they are in Year 10 and seniors are offered the IB Diploma Programme. Dulwich College Shanghai's newest campus is in Puxi. This campus is set upon 40,000sqm of green space; it's got natural grass pitches and play spaces, a heated Olympic swimming pool, Broadway-style theatre, high-tech science labs. Like Dulwich in Pudong, Dulwich Minhang follows the English National Curriculum, tweaked to meet the needs of international students. School fees are the same across both Dulwich Shanghai campuses in Pudong and Minhang.

  • Self Introduction

    Dulwich College Shanghai consists of two campuses, Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong, founded in 2003, and Dulwich College Shanghai Puxi, founded in 2016.

    At Dulwich, we believe in providing a world-class holistic education that provides students with the skills and motivation to make a positive difference in the world. We Teach Worldwise, so that students Learn Worldwise, Live Worldwise and Graduate Worldwise.

    Our links to Dulwich College, founded in 1619, are strong, and all schools across the family of Dulwich College International schools collaborate closely to encourage an international outlook and create an extended community where academic ability is fostered, creativity is valued, and diversity is celebrated.

    Guided by our motto, ‘Detur Pons Mundo: Building Bridges to the World’, Dulwich College International’s young alumni, who are all still under 30, are already beginning to make a difference as they enter the worlds of medicine, law, business, technology, the arts and public service.

    • Year Founded 2003
    • Age of Students 2-18 years old
    • Number of Students ~2,100
  • Tuition

  • Accreditations

  • Grades Offered

    Toddler to Year 13

  • Number of Nationalities


  • School System

  • Curriculum

    The primary teaching language is English, with a Dual Language approach in Mandarin and English in DUCKS (Toddler to Year 2). Children up to age 5 follow the Early Years Foundation Stage, and from Year 1 to Year 9, they follow the National Curriculum of England and Wales, which is enhanced to meet the needs of our international student body. In Year 10 they begin the IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education), a rigorous two-year course that requires students to take a broad range of subjects covering maths and sciences, English and foreign languages, and the humanities. In Years 12 and 13, students complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

  • Terms

    Three terms each academic year, from August to June.

  • Class Size


  • Teacher Demographics

    The vast majority of teaching staff are from the United Kingdom, and all are highly qualified to teach the curricula we offer.

  • Languages Taught

    English, Mandarin, Spanish, French, German

  • Extracurricular Activities

    A Dulwich education is a holistic education. That is the enduring vision of Dulwich founder Edward Alleyn who aimed to create a school that emphasised sound learning, strong artistic pursuits and good manners. Today that 400-year-old tradition is carried forward in our thriving Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) programme.

    CCAs are an integral part of the educational experience across our schools at Dulwich College Shanghai. Each CCA is run by a teacher or student and students are expected to be highly engaged. Students are empowered to choose – and even propose – their own. Dozens of CCAs have been student-led initiatives.

    Each term the CCAs reinvent themselves; new ones are added, old ones are retired. Many persist year after year due to popular demand. There are now more that 300 CCAs on offer across our campuses.

  • School Facilities

    The design of our campuses revolves around three main focal points to support our holistic learning philosophy - a green, sustainable urban environment, an open and conducive learning community and a reflection of shared values of community and culture. We offer an educational environment designed to nurture the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of our students.

    Our campuses allow students to access world-class facilities, that include but are not limited to libraries, swimming pools, gymnasiums, state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centres, science and IT laboratories, suites of music and art rooms, design and technology workshops, SE21 areas, roof-top gardens, gymnasiums, dining rooms and coffee shops. In addition, all classrooms in our schools are spacious, bright, ventilated and well furnished.

  • School Bus

    School Bus: While Shanghai is large, getting to our Dulwich College Shanghai is simple. Many families choose our school bus network for its broad scope and flexible routes which provide near door-to-door service throughout much of Shanghai. Our mostly electric bus fleet glides throughout Shanghai collecting our eager pupils, who socialise, read and relax to and from school. Offering buses both before and after our CCA programme allows our families to enjoy the full benefits of life at Dulwich College Shanghai, while also providing flexibility of drop-off times. We currently provide more than 50 bus lines across two campuses, covering the majority of Shanghai and all popular residential areas for foreign nationals.