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Thank you for your interest in learning more about Shanghai Community International School (SCIS).


We understand that moving to a new country and/or joining a new school can be a challenging and ultimately, an overwhelming experience for the entire family. Our commitment is to assist you throughout the admissions process in order to help provide a smooth transition for you and your children.

Our experienced staff are available year-round to assist you, help answer any questions that you may have, and/or arrange a personalized campus visit.

We encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our school, community, academic and extracurricular programs.

Download the SCIS Admissions Viewbook to learn more about our school and programs

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First page of the PDF file: scis-admissions-viewbook-2020




In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. Our commitment to the SCIS community is to provide a truly international environment and experience through which everyone has the opportunity to challenge the status quo.


As an IB World School, SCIS provides a full continuum of programs from Nursery -  Grade 12, including the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), and IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). 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. 

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Since the foundation of our school, we have always had a strong reputation for creating a family-friendly community atmosphere. Community is at the core of the SCIS experience. As students, your child will feel warm, welcomed and happy. As parents, you will feel accepted and engaged. Together, we are the SCIS community.

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With over sixty nationalities and more than thirty-five languages represented, the breadth of our community is unparalleled. However, what really sets the SCIS community apart is the depth of our diversity, with a student population that is evenly spread across the world, roughly one-third representation from the Americas, Europe, and Australasia. At SCIS, there is no dominant culture, only internationalism.

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As a community-centered institution, SCIS values strong and supportive family units. We consider both the parent and student as partners within our learning community. Parents are actively involved in joining with staff and students to create a strong learning environment. On each campus, the Parents and Friends Association (PAFA) organizes volunteer opportunities as well as community events.

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Mathieu Rundstrom

"...SCIS provided me with a wealth of opportunities to broaden my horizons and challenge myself beyond my comfort zone, for which I am eternally grateful."

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"Drawing has been my favorite pastime since I was very little. I also love comics. I draw comics whenever I have time."

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Izzy Johnson

"...it is a little easier if you've completed the IB programme while playing sports and doing after-school activities. The IB programme prepares you well for a college workload."

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"...the immediate educators who come to mind and the experiences I’ve had are teachers who are passionate. A course structure is important, but how it is taught is even more important."

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Ji-Woo Choi

"The teachers at SCIS are world-class and especially the teachers that taught me have guided me on the path to success."

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