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International Schools: Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the most sophisticated providers of education. The schools presented in these pages have heavily invested in technology and methodological approaches in order to reach world-class level.

Shanghai American School

Shanghai Community International Schools

Shanghai Rego International School

The British International School, Shanghai

SAS is an independent, non-profit and nondenominational school set on two purpose-built campuses – one in Puxi, the west side of Shanghai, and the other on the east side of the city in Pudong. Modern IT and science laboratories, well-stocked libraries, extensive sporting facilities and exceptional learning resources position SAS as one of the best international schools in China. SAS offers exemplary education for expatriate families in Shanghai with an American Pre-K - grade 12 curriculum. Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the school’s program reflects the needs of its multinational student body, as well as the school community’s expectations for academic rigor. SAS recognizes that success cannot be rooted solely in academics, and students are actively encouraged to pursue a wide range of interests beyond what is taught in the classroom.

At the high school level Advanced Placement courses, combined with an International Baccalaureate program, offer outstanding opportunities for students to excel in the 19 courses offered. Of the 123 graduates in the 2004-05 academic year ninety eight percent moved on to colleges and universities around the world.

SAS continues to invest for the future to meet the ongoing demand for quality education. At the Pudong campus, the high school program will further develop with the introduction of grade 11 in 2006-07, followed by grade 12 in the 2007-08 academic year. Pudong campus enrollment is projected to increase from 600 to 1,600 students. State-of-the-art facility development will support this growth.

Shanghai American School offers expatriate families in Shanghai a unique service; one school - two campuses, on both sides of Asia’s most vibrant city.

Shanghai Community International Schools opened in 1996 with 24 students. Just ten years later, SCIS is educating more than 1,100 students from Preschool through Grade 12 on four China campuses. Head of School and Shanghai veteran Mike Williams remarked, "Shanghai's dynamic growth as an international business destination has given SCIS the opportunity to attract outstanding students from 42 countries."

Committed to providing students with opportunities to pursue academic and personal excellence in a nurturing, small school environment, Williams and his top-tier international faculty strive to maintain harmony between big city and small classes. To that end, SCIS students are engaged in a personalized, hands-on, American-based curriculum, which encourages high level thinking. In addition to academics, SCIS is known for its active community of families and a school spirit second to none. SCIS is the first international school in Shanghai to earn accreditation from both the U.S. and the Chinese Ministry of Education.

SRIS is a well-established school conveniently located in the south-west of Shanghai (Minhang district), boasting excellent resources including a full size indoor swimming pool and all weather pitches. The school operates the National Curriculum (UK) and provides a warm and caring learning environment for expatriate children aged 3 to 18.

The challenging National curriculum is complemented with Daily Mandarin Chinese lessons and an extensive activities programme including sports, music, drama, arts and crafts, games and more.

SRIS adheres to very high academic standards and works with an all British teaching staff. Apart from academic excellence, we also value our very talented school orchestra, numerous sports teams and gifted artists. All students sit the key stage examinations required by the National Curriculum and senior students study for (I)GCSEs and GCE AS and A Levels. The school has an excellent record in all external examinations and prepares students for university entrance in the UK and elsewhere.

At the British International School Shanghai we aim for academic excellence alongside positive social development.

Our school follows the English National Curricuum with an international dimension. Starting from 18 months, we offer a first rate educational experience, leading to external examinations at GCSE level and the International Baccalaureate for entry to Higher Education. Whatever the age or ability of your child, we are confident that we can meet their needs and challenge them in their growth and development, both intellectually and emotionally.

We are proud of the academic achievements of our students and of the progress that they make at all stages of their education. We are equally proud of the extensive range of opportunities beyond the confines of the classroom that encourages our children to explore new opportunities to extend their skills and interests.

The British International School prides itself on the different ways we encourage children to flourish. We do all that we can to motivate them in their learning so that they can take up their place as well-educated and adaptable members of our global society. This is made possible by the effective and close partnership amongst our staff, the children and the parents. It is through this collective effort that we have developed a British International School where learning is at the heart of everything that we do. We welcome visitors to see for themselves the achievements and the confidence of our youngsters.


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British International School, Shanghai, China
Puxi Campus
Tel: 00 86 21 5226 3211
Pudong Campus
Tel: 00 86 21 5812 7455
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Shanghai American School, China
258 Jin Feng Road,
Zhudi Town,
China 201107
Tel: 86-21 6221-1445
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