Finding the Right Fit: International Schools in Shanghai

Finding the Right Fit: International Schools in Shanghai
By Cynthia Lopez , eChinacities.com

Looking for an international school but not sure which one is right for your child? In this article, we’ve broken down just a few of the top international schools in Shanghai and mentioned why each is worth attending. As we all know, international schools usually have great facilities, certified teachers and stellar curricula. Some things to consider when looking for the perfect school are the cost of the program, the number and variety of after-school activities, the campus location and if any language immersion programs are available. This list should help get you started.

FYI: The tuition fee written is the fee per annum.


Concordia International School. Source: Wesley Fryer

1) Britannica International SchoolView In Map
This is the newest international school in Shanghai. So far, there is only one campus which can be found in the Gubei area. The curriculum is based on the English National Curriculum, but they also offer the IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Program. Since this school just opened in 2013, all of its facilities, classrooms and equipment are brand new. The school holds a capacity of up to 750 students.

Add: 1988 Gubei Lu, (near Wuzhong Lu), Minhang District, Shanghai
上海市闵行区古北路1988号(近吴中路)
Tel: 021 6402 7889
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 08:00-17:00
Website: www.britannicashanghai.com
Ages: 2-18 years old
Tuition: 101,850 -208,550 RMB
Getting there: Take subway Line 10 to Shuicheng Lu station

2) British International School Shanghai (BISS)
This school has two campuses, one in Pudong and the other in Puxi. BISS extra-curricular activities include Model United Nations, science club, chess, football, netball, basketball, swimming and yoga to name a few.

The Puxi campus also offers a Dutch language program. This is a bilingual program where students learn mainly in English, but also have Dutch language and culture classes. However, this program is only offered to toddlers and students up to year 6.

Pudong CampusView In Map
Add: 600 Cambridge Forest New Town, Lane 2729 Hunan Gonglu, (near Xiuyan Lu), Pudong New District, Shanghai
上海市浦东新区沪南公路2729弄600号
Tel: 021 5812 7455
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 08:45-16:45
Website: http://www.bisshanghai.com
Ages: 2-18 years old
Tuition: 92,290-260,455 RMB

Puxi CampusView In Map
Add: 111 Jinguang Lu, Huacao Town, Minhang District, Shanghai
上海市闵行区华漕镇金光路111号
Tel: 021 5226 3211
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 09:00-15:00
Website: http://www.bisshanghai.com
Ages: 2-18 years old
Tuition: 184,580-260,455 RMB

3) Shanghai American School (SAS)
Their two campuses are located in Pudong and Puxi. If you’re looking for one of the top schools that uses American curriculum, then SAS is the right choice for you. During year 9, students can either choose to take courses in the AP (Advance Placement) program or IB Diploma Program. SAS also has an excellent Performing Arts Center (at the Puxi campus), making for an exceptionally good dance team. The Center also hosts professional musicals and theatre. What a way to inspire the children.

Pudong CampusView In Map
Add: Shanghai Links Executive Community, 1600 Lingbai Gonglu, Sanjiagang, Heqing Town, Pudong New District, Shanghai
上海市浦东新区合庆镇凌白公路1600号
Tel: 021 6221 1445 
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 08:00-15:00
Website: http://www.saschina.org
Ages: 2-18 years old
Tuition: 127,801-201,850 RMB

Puxi CampusView In Map
Add: 258 Jinfeng Lu, Huacao Town, Minhang District, Shanghai
上海市闵行区华漕镇金丰路258号
Tel: 021 6221 1445
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 08:00-15:00
Website: http://www.saschina.org
Ages: 2-18 years old
Tuition: 127,801-201,850 RMB

4) Dulwich College
This school is a partner school with Dulwich College London. The school offers enhanced English National curriculum and the IB Diploma Program for years 12 and 13. There are two campuses, both in Pudong. The main campus is for Primary and Secondary and the other campus, referred to as DUCKS, is for Pre-K and Kindergarten. They have a variety of different extra-curricular activities including basketball, football, rugby, netball, volleyball, dance, chess, yoga and swimming. The school organises several musical events throughout the year, including a music trip every summer where choir students work with the world famous Vienna Boys’ Choir.

Main CampusView In Map
Add: 266 Lan’an Lu, Jin Qiao, Pudong New District, Shanghai 
上海市浦东新区金桥蓝桉路266号
Tel: 021 5899 9910 
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 08:00-16:45
Website: http://www.dulwich-shanghai.cn
Ages: 8-18 years old
Tuition: 203,300-243,100 RMB

KindergartenView In Map
Add: 425 Lan’an Lu, Jin Qiao, Pudong New District, Shanghai
上海市浦东新区金桥蓝桉路425号
Tel: 021 5899 9910 
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 08:00-16:45
Website:http://www.dulwich-shanghai.cn
Ages: 2-7 years old
Tuition: 72,300-177,700 RMB

5) Concordia International SchoolView In Map
If you’re looking for a school with a Christian affiliation, then this might be the school you’re looking for. This school is located in Pudong, in the Jinqiao area. Concordia uses American-based curriculum and offers AP classes. The school is known for encouraging parental involvement. Concordia’s PSO (Parent Support Organization) arranges events and activities throughout the school year, to get parents involved with the school and parents have been known to stay in the classroom and help out for the day.

Add: 999 Mingyue Lu, Jin Qiao, Pudong New District, Shanghai
上海市浦东新区金桥明月路999号
Tel: 021 5899 0380
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30-16:30
Website: https://www.concordiashanghai.org
Ages: 2-18 years old
Tuition: 150,000-201,000 RMB

6) Yew Chung International School (YCIS)
Yew Chung is an international school originating from Hong Kong with four campuses in Shanghai, two in Puxi and two in Pudong, helping to ensure that there will be a school near you. If you want your child to get the most out of learning Chinese, this school might be your best choice. They offer bilingual classes in Chinese and English.

Hongqiao CampusView In Map
Add: 11 Shuicheng Lu, Changning District, Shanghai
上海市长宁区水城路11号
Tel: 021 6242 3243
Opening hours:Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00
Website: http://www.ycis-sh.com
Ages: 2-9 years old
Tuition: 73,000-196,000 RMB

Gubei CampusView In Map
Add: 18 Ronghua Xidao, Changning District, Shanghai
上海市长宁区荣华西道18号
Tel: 021 6219 5910 
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 08:00-17:00
Website: http://www.ycis-sh.com
Ages: 10-18 years old
Tuition: 203,000-236,000 RMB

Regency Park CampusView In Map
Add: 1817 Huamu Lu, Pudong New District, Shanghai
上海市浦东新区花木路1817号
Tel: 021 5033 1900 
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 08:00-17:00
Website: http://www.ycis-sh.com
Ages: 2-9 years old
Tuition: 73,000-196,000 RMB

Century Park CampusView In Map
Add: 1433 Dongxiu Lu, Pudong New District, Shanghai
上海市浦东新区东绣路1433号
Tel: 021 5045 6475
Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 08:00-17:00
Website: http://www.ycis-sh.com
Ages: 10-18 years old
Tuition: 203,000-236,000 RMB

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LesterF
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Completely agree. Those tuition fees are completely out of proportion. I mean, some of them work out to more than 20,000 RMB per month! Nah, public schools are the way to go. I'm sure the teaching quality is probably as good as most int. schools and your kid gets to mingle with all kinds of different people. That's the best form of education you can get, really.

Dec 16, 2013 09:51 Report Abuse

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coineineagh
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Disgusting how a decent education is reserved only for those with money to waste. I'll probably do an even better job if I home tutor my own kid, and it seems there's little choice with these prices. Hopefully I can get out of China within the next few years, before my baby boy is school age. Then he'll get a decent western education, without rote-learning morons, or spoilt embassy kids to make him feel bad with their posturing displays of obscene wealth. They're so fashion kids!

Dec 05, 2013 18:42 Report Abuse