Fast Facts

Mission: To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities. 
Type: Tier 1 International School.
Application Deadline: SCIS operates rolling admissions, accepting students throughout the year.
Accreditation: WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges and NCCT (National Council of Curriculum and textbooks). SCIS offers the IB Diploma Program.
School Hours: 8:00 – 15:00
Grades: Nursery-12 (ages 2-18)



Hongqiao Main Campus Hongqiao ECE Campus Pudong Campus

Curriculum: Use a best practice approach, taking concepts from all major curriculums to form the foundation for a truly international education. SCIS has the IB program for Grade 11 & 12. 

Teacher Qualifications: 100% are certified teachers. >60% have at least a Master’s degree. All sign two year contracts. Average length of stay at SCIS is between three and five years, with some staying more than ten years. 

Teacher-Student Ratio: 1:7 (Nursery to K). 1:15 (G1 – 12). 

Primary Language: English.

Other Languages: Mandarin, Spanish, & French. Additionally, through the Mother Tongue Program, we have Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Portuguese, and Swedish. 



“SCIS provides ‘Luggage for Life,’ giving students a suitcase full of skills to be successful in life.These skills include how to work with others, how to be a good citizen, how to be passionate about learning new things, how to be confident in their opinions, how to articulate their opinions, how to think rationally, how to solve problems, how to be active physically and how to develop a healthy lifestyle.” - An SCIS parent at a Community Meeting