International Schools in Shanghai

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Shanghai with fee information. It includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools and you will find the right school to prepare for International Baccalaureate, and other diploma in Shanghai.

British International School Shanghai
Address: 111 Jinguang Road
Huacao Town, Minhang, Shanghai, 201107
Tel: 86 21 5226 3211
Annual Tuition Rates: 88,315 - 249,240 RMB per year

This school offers British National Curriculum education from nursery classes through to sixth form. The school encourages pupils to study Mandarin and Chinese culture as part of their studies. The school offers IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate, and the A-levels.

Shanghai American School (SAS)
Puxi Campus Address: 258 Jin Feng Road
Huacao Town, Minhang Dist, Shanghai, China 201107
Tel: 6221-1445
Pudong Campus Address: 1600 Ling Bai Road
San Jia Gang, Pudong, Shanghai, China 201201
Tel: 6221-1445
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

One of the oldest international schools in the world and largest international school in China, this school has two campuses. It offers an American-based curriculum. Instruction is in English with Mandarin courses offered. There are also ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses.

Concordia International School
Address: 999 Mingyue Road
Jinqiao, Pudong, Shanghai 201206
Tel: (8621) 5899-0380
Annual Tuition Rates: 148,000 - 197,500 RMB per year

Classes from pre-school to High School. The school offers the American curriculum, with Chinese and Asian study options. The school offers AP courses and SAT testing. Uniforms are required.

Shanghai Community International Schools (SCIS)
Early Childhood Center Address: 2212 Hongqiao Road
Shanghai, China 200336
Hongqiao Campus Address: 1161 Hongqiao Road
Shanghai, China 200051
Tel: 86-21-6261-4338
Pudong Campus Address: 800 Xiuyan Road
Kangqiao, Pudong, Shanghai, China 201315
Tel: 86-21-5812-9888
Hangzhou Campus Address: 78 Dongxin Street
Bin Jiang District, Hangzhou 310053
Tel: 86-571-8669-0045
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There is a early learning center, Hongqiao campus, Hangzhou Campus, and Pudong campus. The school offers pre-school (3 to 4 year olds) to Grade 12. The school provides American curriculum and English instruction.

Yew Chung International School of Shanghai
Hongqiao Campus Address: 11 Shui Cheng Road, Puxi, Shanghai 200336, P.R.C.
Gubei Campus Address: 18 West Rong Hua Road
Gubei New Area, Puxi, Shanghai 201103, P.R.C.
Regency Park Campus Address: 1817 Hua Mu Road, Pudong, Shanghai 201204, P.R.C
Century Park Campus Address: 1433 Dong Xiu Road, Pudong, Shanghai 200127, P.R.C.
Tel: +86 21 2226 7666
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Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS) is renowned for its unique multicultural and bilingual approach to education, with a focus on learning both English and Chinese. With more than 2,400 international students in Kindergarten, Primary, and Secondary, YCIS provides a truly international education that develops caring, well-rounded, global citizens.

Dulwich College Shanghai Pudong
Address:  266 LanAn Lu, Jinqiao, Pudong,
Shanghai 201206, China
Tel: 86 (0) 21-5899-9910
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The school offers classes from pre-school to age 16. It is a co-educational, bilingual, non-denominational academic institution that follows the philosophy of Dulwich College London. The school offers the National Curriculum of England and Wales and uses the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) and IB. There are franchises around the world.

Shanghai Rego International School
Address: 59 Diannan Road
Shanghai, China
Tel: 021-54888320
Annual Tuition Rates: 90,000 - 210,00 RMB per year

The school has a primary and secondary level. The school offers the National Curriculum of England and Wales and the International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE), followed by GCE A and A-S level. There is instruction in English with Mandarin Chinese courses.

YK Pao School
Changning Campus Address: Number 20, Lane 1251 West Wuding Road
Shanghai 200042 China
Songjiang Campus Address: Number 1800, Lane 900 North Sanxin Road
Shanghai 201620 China
Tel: (+86) 21 6167 1999
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A bilingual (Chinese/English) institution founded in memory of Sir Yue-Kong Pao, a renowned businessman, statesman and philanthropist. There is an integrated curriculum based on Shanghai and international curricula.

Shanghai United International School
Address: 248 Hongsong East Road
Minhang, Shanghai, China
Tel: 021-51753011
Annual Tuition Rates: 9,000 - 54,000 RMB per semester

Shanghai United International School is an international school based on the International Curriculum of England (ICE) based on Chinese academics. It offers the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). Uniforms are required.

Oxford International College Shanghai
Address: 390 East Tiyuhui Road
Hongkou, Shanghai, China
Tel: 021-51279068
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

A private boarding school for girls and boys aged 15 to 18 years. The school is an extension of Oxford International College and is in association with British Education Ltd. It provides UK National Curriculum and A-Level courses. The school caters to Chinese students with a high-standard British education.

Shanghai Livingston American School
Address: 580 GanXi Rd.
Changning District, Shanghai 200335 China
Tel: 86 (21) 6238-3511
Annual Tuition Rates: 72,500 - 161,000 RMB per year

This school was established by former American Congressman from Louisiana, Bob Livingston, as the city is the site of a US Consulate. It provides an American style education with English instruction. It offers accelerated courses for senior students. There is an ESL program for students learning English.

Shanghai Singapore International School
MinHang Campus Address: 301 Zhu Jian Road
MinHang District, Shanghai PRC 201106
Tel: 8621-62219288
XuHui Campus Address: 1455, Hua Jing Road
XuHui District, Shanghai PRC 200231
Tel: 8621-64965550
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Academics are based on the Singapore Primary Curriculum leading to the iPSLE, and the IB Middle Years Programme and IB Diploma Programme. The major academic subjects (English, Maths, Science, etc.) are taught in English. Some of the Aesthetics subjects in primary school (Music, Art, etc.) are taught in Chinese. The school provides instruction for students with little or no English Language ability.

Shanghai Pinghe School
Address: 261 Huangyang Road
Pudong, Shanghai, China
Tel: 58541617
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The school is an independent, private boarding school. It consists of an elementary school department (Grades 1 - 5), a middle school department (Grades 6 - 9), a high school International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (Grades 10 - 12) and an International Curriculum department (Grades 1-9). Instruction is in English.

Fudan International School
Address: No.325 Guo Quan Rd.
Shanghai China 200433
Tel: (86-21)65111292
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Affiliated with Fudan University, the school provides primary and high school education. Started as an English language school, it is co-educational, college preparatory boarding and day school. It provides Western, American-based curriculum for expatriate middle and high school students (grades 1 to 12). Chinese is a required course, with students able to select another language if they can pass the Intermediate Level HSK test (the Chinese government language test for foreigners, similar to the TOEFL for English language testing). The school (FIS) is recognized and accredited by China’s Ministry of Education.

Hong Qiao International School
Address: 218 Yili Nan Lu,
Shanghai China 201103
Tel: +8621 62682074, +8621 62683121
Annual Tuition Rates: 98,460 - 195,840 Yuan per year

This school caters to young students from aged 18 month to High School. Its new campus is powered by solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling. It offers the IB Primary Year Programme (PYP), and MSA standards in middle and high school. HQIS has English-as-a-second language instruction, with extra care for students with limited English ability.

Shanghai Jin Cai International School
Address: No. 26 E Shan Rd
Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200127 China
Tel: (8621) 5089-8887
Annual Tuition Rates: 28,000 - 38,000 RMB per year

Jincai High School provides bilingual (Chinese/English) instruction. There are several different curriculums and selective courses such as the Diploma program, ESL&CSL (English as a Second Language & Chinese as a Second Language) programs, and also College Entrance Examination courses especially for Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan students. It is an authorized member of IBO.

French School in Shanghai

Lycée Français de Shanghai
Campus de Qingpu Address: 350, Gao Guang Lu
Qingpu District 201702 Shanghai (Chine)
Tel: (8621) 3976 0555
Campus de Pudong Address: 1555, Jufeng Lu
Pudong District 201208 Shanghai (Chine)
Tel: (8621) 6897 6589
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This French language school offers maternelle, elementaire and college/lycee. The school follows French curriculum with classes in English, Mandarin and Chinese culture.

German School in Shanghai

Deutsche Schule Shanghai
Pudong Campus Address: 350 Gaoguang Lu
Shanghai 201702 PRC
Tel: 0086 (21) 39 76 05 55
Puxi Campus Address: 1100 Jufeng Lu
201206 Shanghai - VR China
Tel: 0086 (21) 68 97 55 08
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

From kindergarten to German and international graduation (Abitur). Founded in 1995, the German School has two locations - the EuroCampus in Puxi and the German School in Pudong. Instruction is in German.

Japanese School in Shanghai

Shanghai Japanese School
Address: Nishiki Kang Road No. 277
Shanghai Pudong New Area
Tel: 021-2023-6750
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This school provides instruction in Japanese and caters to Japanese expat students and families. The school works with Japanese curriculum and is approved by the People's Republic of China Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Korean School in Shanghai

Shanghai Korean School
Address: 355 Lianyou Road
Minhang, Shanghai, China
Tel: 021 6493 - 9500
Annual Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

This school provides instruction in Korean with a curriculum based on the Korean system. The school is approved by the People's Republic of China Ministry of Foreign Affairs.