Welcome Message From the Director of Schools

Welcome Families and Friends, 

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Shanghai Community International School. As you navigate through our website, you will get to know our community and will come to know how our faculty, administration, support staff continue to take our shared mission to heart by working together to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring learners who contribute positively to their communities. This is the core from which we draw our resolve to support a rigorous pursuit of personal and academic excellence, balanced by an environment that nurtures creativity which creates the perfect conditions for students to follow their passion for learning.

As a parent, selecting a school community for your family is one of the most important decisions you will make. As you browse through our site, take the time to view the videos, galleries, and shared experiences that represent our international community of passionate learners and engaged faculty. I believe you will find that SCIS offers a wealth of academic learning opportunities and a wide assortment of extracurricular activities in the performing and fine arts, athletics, and after school clubs and activities. I hope you will also take the opportunity to visit us in person so that you may meet with our faculty and students and experience first-hand all that SCIS has to offer. I am confident that you will feel the energy for learning and our unique sense of welcome the minute you enter one of our three campuses throughout the city.

So, whether you are new to Shanghai or returning for another incredible year I welcome you to the 2017-18 school year and I look forward to seeing you on campus soon!


Daniel D. Eschtruth 

Director of Schools

Shanghai Community International School