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Your children's schooling is one of the most important issues involved in moving to a new city. Shanghai has a small selection of international schools, but more are on the way. See also our Kindergarten section.

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USA School

Shanghai American School (SAS)

Puxi Campus:
258 Jin Feng Lu, Zhudi Town
Minhang District
Shanghai, China 201107
Tel: 6221-1445
Fax: 6221-1269

Pudong Campus:
Shanghai Links Executive Community
San Jia Gang, Pudong New Area
Shanghai, China 201201
Tel: 5897-3097
Fax: 5897-0011


The Shanghai American School (SAS) is an independent, non-profit, coeducational day school that is sponsored by the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai. SAS follows an American curriculum for grades Pre-K through 12. The high school offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses, as well as the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) in eleventh and twelfth grade. Shanghai American School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Maximum class size is 18. Boarding facilities are available for grades 9 - 12.

Superintendent: Dr. Anthony Horton

Concordia International School Shanghai (CISS)
PO Box 206-005, 345 Huang Yang Road, Jinqiao, Pudong Shanghai, 201206
JinQiao, Pudong, Shanghai, 201206, China
TEL: 5899-0380
Fax: 5899-1685

Located in central Pudong, Concordia offers an American, pre-collegiate, academic program from Preschool through High School. The campus is spacious and green, with athletic fields and bright user friendly buildings. A lot of emphasis is put on IT, and beginning with Grade 7, each student is required to have a laptop computer. Concordia's spiritual perspective is reflected in religious instruction and assembly programs. The school has 270 students, fees are USD 21,650 for kindergarten and USD 22,750 for 12 Grade.

Shanghai Changning International School
NO.79, Lane 261, Jiangsu Road, Changning, Shanghai 200050
TEL: 6252-3688
Fax: 6212-2330

Shanghai Changning International School has US-based educational program, covering pre-kindergarten to Grade 8. SCIS has students from over 25 different countries around the world, making the student body one of the most diverse collections of children in Shanghai. The school now has over 350 students, kindergarten is USD 15,000 per year while Grade 8 is USD 18,000.

Yew Chung Shanghai International School (SIS)
Hongqiao Campus: 11 Shuicheng Road.
TEL: 6242-3243,
Fax: 6242-7331
Gubei Campus: 18 West Rong Hua Road.
TEL: 6219-5910,
Fax: 6219-0675
Pudong Campus
983 Huamu Road (in the Four Seasons villa area)
TEL: 6856-7202

Established in Hongqiao district in 1993, Yew Chung opened its third campus, in the rapidly developing Pudong area, in 2000 school year for kindergarten and primary students (up to grade 5), with boarding facilities for some students whose families are located elsewhere in China. The Puxi schools go up to grade 12, for which tuition is USD 20,000 per year. Over the three campuses, the school has over 1,000 students, from over 30 countries.

German School Shanghai
437 Jinhui lu, Shanghai 201103
TEL: 6405-9220
Fax: 6405-9235
E-mail :

This private German school has been open since September 1995. It shares the facilities with the French School Shanghai. It consists of a kindergarten, primary and secondary school up to the 8th grade, and all the schools adhere to German educational standards - the curriculum is based on the Nordrhein-Westfalen curriculum.

Shanghai Singapore International School (SSIS)
288 Jidi Road, Zhudi town, Minhang district, Shanghai 201107
TEL: 62219288
Fax 62219188

Following the Singapore school system, the Singapore Chinese (second) language syllabus is also taught. Fees range from USD 7,000 for kindergarten to USD 12,000 for upper primary (P4-P6). The school is a 3-storey building which includes an indoor gymnasium, computer labs, a science lab, and drama room. There is also an outdoor playing field and mini basket ball courts.

Japanese School in Hongiao
3185 Hongmei Lu.
TEL: 6401-2747
Fax: 6401-2747

The school has over 700 Japanese students, tuition fees for primary and middle school are RMB 1,200 per month.

French School of Shanghai
437 Jinhui lu
TEL: 6405-9220
Fax: 6405 9227

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