scis: Truly International

From nursery and preschool, all the way through grade 12, students at SCIS are provided with opportunities to explore their passions in a caring, nurturing, and differentiated environment. Students and teachers join together in learning to appreciate the differences that both enrich us individually as well as create bonds within our community at large.

Nationalities Represented at SCIS

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Top 50 Universities Worldwide

what defines us?

We develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities.

IB World
SCHOOL

Lower School student learning

SCIS is one of the first international schools in Shanghai to become fully authorized as an IB Continuum World School, a world-class academic program aimed at rigorous critical thinking and global citizenship.Learn More

diverse
community

Since 1996, families from different continents have enrolled at SCIS. This school year alone, SCIS has students from over 65 countries, speaking any one of the 45 plus languages our families communicate in.Learn More

Home of
the dragons

We take pride in ensuring our athletics are done the right way — a way that builds character and leads to a better life.Learn More

Performing
& Visual Arts

At SCIS, the arts program is robust and well rounded and fueled by teachers who are as passionate as they are talented and knowledgeable about their subject.Learn More

World Class
Facilities

Established in 1996, SCIS has three campuses spread across Shanghai, including locations in Puxi and Pudong, and offers a seamless international program for students age two to eighteen.Learn More

After School
Activities

With over 75 after school activities offered at SCIS, students have the chance to work together around a specific interest and follow their shared passions.Learn More

ib world
school

Lower School student learning

SCIS is one of the first international schools in Shanghai to become fully authorized as an International Baccalaureate Continuum World School.Learn More

diverse
community

This school year alone, SCIS has students from over 65 countries, speaking any one of the 45 plus languages our families communicate in.Learn More

Home of
the dragons

We take pride in ensuring our athletics are done the right way — a way that builds character and leads to a better life.Learn More

Performing
& Visual Arts

At SCIS, the arts program is robust and well rounded and fueled by teachers who are passionate as they are talented and knowledgeable about their subject.Learn More

World Class
Facilities

SCIS has three campuses spread across Shanghai, including locations in Puxi and Pudong, and offers a seamless international program for students age two to eighteen.Learn More

After School
Activities

With over 75 after school activities offered at SCIS, students have the chance to work together around a specific interest and follow their shared passions.Learn More

SCIS News

COMMUNITY Voices

Akyazici Family

SCIS Family Since 2003

“We are happy to be at SCIS. We trust that SCIS is the right environment. You have the freedom to explore yourself and develop your personality and get to be a part of a community. The key thing is both our kids like coming to school. They come and go with a smile!” 

Maria Burnham

SCIS Speech & Language Pathologist

“One of my favorite parts about working in the SCIS community is its commitment to nurturing an appreciation for cultures, languages, backgrounds, and talents. Our students come from all over the world, and each is encouraged to develop multiple languages while honoring and appreciating their native tongue.”

Jennifer Marr

SCIS Hongqiao, Class of 2011

“The diversity that we have at SCIS is unparalleled – even amongst other Shanghai international schools. I’ve always been really grateful that, because of the makeup of my class, my closest friends represent 8 different countries. I really think SCIS has a unique makeup of students.”

Yoyo Chun

Grade 6 Student at SCIS Hongqiao

“The best part thing about going to SCIS would probably be hanging out with my friends because there are a lot of kind people. Also, we get to go around the school and change classrooms, going to different subjects throughout the day. Every day is different as there is so much going on during the school day!”

Machan Family

SCIS Family Since 2007

“At SCIS they really want to embrace the children, their feelings and teach them to enjoy learning. When we think of Shanghai, we immediately think of SCIS. We were talking about this today, ‘why are the students here at SCIS much closer than other schools,’ and we thought it was because it feels like we are more of a family here. We all come from different international backgrounds, so we all have to accept each other, and that’s what really helps us to become a closer community.”

Julia Cory

SCIS Nursery Teacher

“Kids, especially two-year-olds, are so inspirational in the way that they approach learning and the progress that you can witness in just one year is something very exciting to be a part of. It’s exciting being able to help make those changes and development, and I very much enjoy that part of my job.”

Sam Wu

SCIS Hongqiao, Class of 2013

“Having the chance to study and participate in so many things in an international environment was very special. The diversity at SCIS is really something to cherish.”

Brent Blalock

SCIS Arts Teacher

SCIS has been really great in helping me become an open-minded and international individual, I’m looking forward to keeping on experiencing and learning new things every day!

Kira Cat Hooks

SCIS Pudong, Class of 2011

“My fondest memory of SCIS was how supportive my teachers were through my junior and senior year. I basically crafted my last year and a half of high school towards what I loved doing. I put on shows and chose topics on music when it came to making essays or final projects. Everyone at SCIS were so encouraging through it all.”

Akyazici Family

SCIS Family Since 2003

“We are happy to be at SCIS. We trust that SCIS is the right environment. You have the freedom to explore yourself and develop your personality and get to be a part of a community. The key thing is both our kids like coming to school. They come and go with a smile!” 

Maria Burnham

SCIS Speech & Language Pathologist

“One of my favorite parts about working in the SCIS community is its commitment to nurturing an appreciation for cultures, languages, backgrounds, and talents. Our students come from all over the world, and each is encouraged to develop multiple languages while honoring and appreciating their native tongue.”

Jennifer Marr

SCIS Hongqiao, Class of 2011

“The diversity that we have at SCIS is unparalleled – even amongst other Shanghai international schools. I’ve always been really grateful that, because of the makeup of my class, my closest friends represent 8 different countries. I really think SCIS has a unique makeup of students.”

Yoyo Chun

Grade 6 Student at SCIS Hongqiao

“The best part thing about going to SCIS would probably be hanging out with my friends because there are a lot of kind people. Also, we get to go around the school and change classrooms, going to different subjects throughout the day. Every day is different as there is so much going on during the school day!”

Machan Family

SCIS Family Since 2007

“At SCIS they really want to embrace the children, their feelings and teach them to enjoy learning. When we think of Shanghai, we immediately think of SCIS. We were talking about this today, ‘why are the students here at SCIS much closer than other schools,’ and we thought it was because it feels like we are more of a family here. We all come from different international backgrounds, so we all have to accept each other, and that’s what really helps us to become better friends and a close family.”

Julia Cory

SCIS Nursery Teacher

“Kids, especially two-year-olds, are so inspirational in the way that they approach learning and the progress that you can witness in just one year is something very exciting to be a part of. It’s exciting being able to help make those changes and development, and I very much enjoy that part of my job.”

Sam Wu

SCIS Hongqiao, Class of 2013

“Having the chance to study and participate in so many things in an international environment was very special. The diversity at SCIS is really something to cherish.”

Brent Blalock

SCIS Arts Teacher

SCIS has been really great in helping me become an open-minded and international individual, I’m looking forward to keeping on experiencing and learning new things every day!

Kira Cat Hooks

SCIS Pudong, Class of 2011

“My fondest memory of SCIS was how the teachers were so supportive through my junior and senior year. I basically crafted my last year and a half of high school towards what I loved doing. I put on shows and chose topics on music when it came to making essays or final projects. Everyone at SCIS were so encouraging through all of it.”

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Hongqiao ECE Campus

2212 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200336
Tel: 86-21-6295-1222
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

Hongqiao Campus

1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200051
Tel: 86-21-6261-4338
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Pudong Campus

198 Hengqiao Road, Zhoupu,
Pudong, Shanghai, China 201315
Tel: 86-21-5812-9888
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

Hongqiao ECE Campus

2212 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200336
Tel: 86-21-6295-1222
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

Hongqiao Campus

1161 Hongqiao Road, Changning,
Shanghai, China 200051
Tel: 86-21-6261-4338
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639

Pudong Campus

198 Hengqiao Road, Zhoupu,
Pudong, Shanghai, China 201315
Tel: 86-21-5812-9888
Fax: 86-21-6261-4639