Our Mission
“To develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities.”

Our Philosophy

Developing the Whole Student
At SCIS, we focus on developing the whole student. Aside from the emphasis we place on academics, we also believe it is important to focus on the fine arts, physical education and community service.

Individualized Education
Our education is individualized whereby we respect that each student has certain strengths and weaknesses, which need to be highlighted and improved upon respectively.

Supportive Learning Environment
We make the school fit the student, not the other way around. To support these goals, we focus on creating highly interactive classrooms and offering a wide variety of art, sports and leadership activities as part of our extracurricular program, as well as annual service projects.

Our Vision

SCIS strives to take full advantage of our international community and the circumstances that make international schools the dynamic places that they are. Our teaching faculty is recruited internationally and represents the best in current educational practice. These educators are selected for their qualifications, their passion for teaching, their dedication to students, and their enthusiasm for the level and subject matter which they teach. These teachers operate in a resource-rich, safe and nurturing learning environment.

About SCIS

Established in 1996 as one of Shanghai’s first international schools, Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) is a non-profit educational day school, governed by a self-perpetuating board of directors and overseen by the International Schools Foundation. 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.

SCIS is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Council of Curriculum and Textbook (NCCT), as well as authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum World School. Additionally, SCIS is a member of the East Asia Regional Conference of Overseas Schools (EARCOS) and the Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS).

With over twenty years of rich tradition, SCIS offers a truly unique international experience. The SCIS community is unparalleled, consisting of a diverse mix of outstanding teachers, students, and parents representing over sixty nationalities and thirty-five languages, across six continents. SCIS leverages this unique community to provide a personalized approach to holistic education, ensuring all students have the opportunity to be successful.

As an IB World School, SCIS provides a full continuum of programs from Nursery through Grade Twelve, including the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and Diploma Programme (DP). The IB is an academically rigorous, college-preparatory program which is balanced by an emphasis on personal development and fostering artistic, athletic, and global citizenship endeavors. Under the aegis of the IB, the SCIS Mission is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities. This mission has propelled SCIS to the forefront of education in Shanghai.

Discover the SCIS community for yourself – inquire today.

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

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