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Shanghai Community International School (SCIS)

  • Editor's Description

    All-through (ages 2-17) international school established in 1996, with campuses in Hongqiao and Pudong. SCIS adopted certified International Baccalaureate programming in 2008 and, as of 2017, became a full continuum IB world school (including the PYP, MYP and DP). Fees are comparable to other international schools, but are inclusive of comparatively more, from uniforms to lunches and even MacBooks for older students.

  • Self Introduction

    Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) has had both of its campuses (Hongqiao and Pudong) authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, accredited to teach the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), and the IB Diploma Programme (DP). As an IB World School, we are part of a global community of schools committed to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world. 

    At SCIS, our curriculum includes performing arts, visual arts, languages, and athletics, in addition to numerous extracurricular activities for students to learn and develop skills outside the classroom. We nurture our students to be well-versed in more than one discipline and prepare them for university and beyond.

    SCIS places such importance on its shared community due to its international nature, with students from over 60 different countries. There is no one dominant culture. With such a broad mix of nationalities, there isn’t a home culture. The staff and students at SCIS come together to create their own culture and their own community, something they have done successfully since SCIS was founded 20 years ago. 

    • Year Founded 1996
    • Age of Students 2~17
    • Number of Students 1580
  • Tuition

    Hongqiao Campuses Annual Payment: 122,500~270,000rmb Semester Payment: 66,200~140,000rmb

    Pudong Campus Annual Payment: 117,500~250,000rmb Semester Payment: 63,750~130,000rmb

    What is included with tuition:

    All fees associated with classes, school books, library, and technology

    Daily restaurant-style, school buffet lunch (available for full-day students only)

    Door-to-door bus transportation to and from your home (subject to availability)

    School Uniforms

    School-sponsored after-school activities

    All compulsory travel, including China Trips

    A personal MacBook laptop for Grade 6-12

    Official invoice (fapiao) issued by the Chinese Tax Bureau

    What is not included with tuition:

    Extra uniform sets


    Additional one-time entrance and supplementary fees

  • Testimonials

  • Accreditations

  • Grades Offered

    Nursery to Grade 12

  • Number of Nationalities


  • School System

    Follows a U.S. School System

  • Curriculum

    Primary Year Programme (PYP) prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others and have the capacity to participate in the world around them. It focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both within and beyond the classroom. (Age 2-10)

    Middle Year Programme (MYP) is a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. The MYP is a five-year programme, which can be implemented in a partnership between schools. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP). (Age 11-15)

    International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
    is designed as an academically challenging and balanced program of education with final examinations that prepares students for success at university and life beyond. (Age 16-17)

  • Terms

    Each school year in SCIS contains two semesters, Semester 1 is from mid-August to mid-December. Semester 2 is from mid-January to mid-June.

  • Class Size

    Nursery: 15 students

    Preschool: 16 students

    Grades 6–12: 22 students

    Pre-K/Kindergarten: 18 student

    Grades 1–5: 20 students

  • Teacher Demographics

    Primary from US, Canada, Ireland, Spain, Servia, Greece, South Korea And China.

    100% are certified in the areas they teach.

    Longest Tenure at SCIS is 16 years

    166 total faculty members

    77 hold Master Degrees

    5 hold Doctorate Degrees

    Teacher retention rate 80%

  • Languages Taught

    Mandarin, Spanish, French, Dutch or Mother Tongue Self-study

  • Extracurricular Activities

    Soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, Model United Nations, floor hockey, rock climbing, swimming, martial arts, dance, Kungfu, 3-D pen, gymnastics, rugby, photography, student council, yearbook, Lego Mania, student newspaper, Dutch, Robotics and many more.

  • School Facilities

    3 campuses in Shanghai: Hongqiao Campus, Hongqiao ECE, and Pudong Campus. Large indoor play areas, indoor gymnasium, six lane indoor swimming pool, 650 seat auditorium, 500 square meter black box theatre, design studio, contemporary art gallery, cafeteria, full sized football pitch, library, fine arts rooms, science labs, spacious classrooms, cafe, indoor fitness center, rock climbing gym, outdoor playground area and etc. The entire environment will be 100% indoor air purified.

  • School Bus

    Tuition fee already included the door-to-door school bus transportation

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