It can be difficult and overwhelming to find the right school for your family, especially in a new country. That’s why we’ve provided you with a comprehensive guide to international schools to help you find the perfect school for your kids.
Type: kindergarten / kindergarten / primary / secondary
Location: Hongqiao and Pudong
With over 150 years of royal British heritage, This School (WellingtonCollege Shanghai) joined the Wellington community of schools worldwide in 2014.
They are a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2 to 18 that follows a British curriculum. Their Wellington Aptitudes and Wellington Values hold that all students can achieve, succeed and thrive – and it is the mission of everybody at the College to ensure every opportunity is provided for this to happen for every student.
Type: Pre-Prep / Prep / Senior / Sixth Form / IGCSE / Boarding
Extra-curricular options: Their co-curricular activities form an integral part of the school day which run until 4.45pm everyday. They include cultural, sporting and arts activity options with more activities offered in the evenings and on weekends.
Languages: English, Mandarin, French and Spanish
Website : http://www.wellington-shanghai.cn/
British International School Shanghai
Founded in 2004, BISS Puxi belongs to Nord Anglia Education, which is a global education group of more than 34,000 students in 15 countries. They are the only Dutch school integrated in Shanghai, combining the best of Dutch and British education. BISS Puxi promises a personalized and stimulating experience for each of its 1,500 students, aged between 2 and 18 years. Representing more than 50 nationalities, BISS Puxi students are encouraged to step out of their comfort zones and try new things.
Type: First year / Primary / Secondary / Diploma IB
Extra-curricular options: more than 80 activities, including photography, sport, debate, gardening, newspaper publishing, theater and science club.
Languages taught: English, Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, Dutch and Korean
Britannica International School Shanghai
Britannica International School is a British school located in Shanghai. The English national curriculum is at the center of their educational curriculum with students working at the IGCSE in year 11. With 800 students aged 2 to 18 representing more than 30 nationalities, Britannica is committed to creating leaders Tomorrow and teach students their responsibility to be an effective global citizen.
Type: Early Years / Primary / Secondary / Sixth Form
Extra-curricular options: a variety of options that change by term that often include sports, cooking classes, dance, homework club, theater club, public speech and many more.
Languages taught: English (including EAL), Mandarin, Korean, French and Spanish
Concordia International School Shanghai
Modeled on Christian values, Concordia International School Shanghai has developed a reputation for good character and a strong sense of camaraderie. They embrace the concept of the Philosophy of the Child, promoting the idea that education does not stop at the door of the class and offers a unique balance for each child. The school has more than 1,160 students from 29 different nationalities and an average SAT score of 2050 (at the old scale). Concordia works to make the most of its location in China and helps students integrate into the cultural environment.
Type: elementary / medium / high
Extra-curricular options: Has more than 175 options, including a range of sports, club contractor, journalism, drone club, Global Issues Network, math club, UN model and a variety of singing and music groups.
Languages: English, Mandarin, Spanish and French
Dulwich College Shanghai
Dulwich College is one of the oldest independent schools in the United Kingdom and their location in Jinqiao in Shanghai was the first establishment of the Dulwich family to be established on an international scale. Their mission is to create “a college, many campuses,” which promote their students’ inspiration. With 70% of British teachers, the College is recognized as a British school abroad, offering both the IGSCE program and the IB program to more than 1,500 students of 44 nationalities. Their Minhang location opened in August 2016.
Website : http://www.dulwich-shanghai.cn/
Type: nursery / junior / senior
Location: Minhang and Jinqiao
Extra-curricular options: has many activities, including sports, performing arts, academics, film and technology.
Languages taught: English, Mandarin, French, German and Spanish
German School of Shanghai
The German school, founded in 1995, offers a German-style education in Shanghai. As all classes are taught in German, a level of conditional release is essential for students. Its location Qingpu is part of a “EuroCampus” combined with the French school. With a teacher / student ratio of 1: 9, the 400 students at the school are sure of individual attention. Among other impressive facilities, the school has the largest German-language library in China.
You can also ask BRitish Consulate to advice you.