Our Story

The fourth International School in Shanghai…
The first truly international one.

Shanghai Community International School was established in 1996 as one of the first international schools in Shanghai. What started out as a single campus, in the heart of the Changning district of the city, with 7 teachers and less than 50 students, has since grown to include multiple campuses and over 1,800 students.

 Over 20 years ago, we recognized that Shanghai needed a truly international school – a school that focuses on developing the whole child in a supportive and nurturing environment that celebrates the sprit of a community-centered and truly internationally-minded education. SCIS was founded to serve that purpose.

We are SCIS, a community of Dragons!

“Attending SCIS starting at the young age of 3, I was fortunate to be introduced to many different cultures. Throughout the 15 years, as the school and community grew and evolved, SCIS’s internationally-diverse student body remained a constant. Learning about and celebrating different cultures together with my friends and classmates was normal. The diversity in cultures and nationalities of SCIS students has provided me with a keen sense of cultural awareness, far beyond that of the “average Joe” in today’s world”

Kaptzan Family

An SCIS Family for fifteen years

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